Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd March 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Friday 2nd March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud around mountains, blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Windy NNE
visibility condition
Generally decent and improving
This report
Friday 2nd March 2018, 8:26am
2cm
Thursday 1st March 2018, 8:32am 8cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 9:05am 0cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:22am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:33am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:46am 1cm
Saturday 24th February 2018, 8:49am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 33cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 10cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Friday 2nd March 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

I have to make this a quick report today, so headlines first:

Hakuba Goryu: 10-20cm
Hakuba 47: up to 10cm
Hakuba Cortina: 2-3cm
Me: 2cm

Very windy with some lifts and resorts affected - best to check if you are going out today.

Hopefully things will calm down later on and surely by tomorrow which is expected to be sunny and warm - and warmer still on Sunday.

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Ski resort information on Friday 2nd March 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola and at least top lifts affected by wind this morning

Courses open:
- Lower areas currently open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 425cm
- Usagidaira: 265cm
- Lower: 120cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts not open as planned due to conditions this morning
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts are scheduled to be open daily until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal apart from Adventure course - lift access dependent

Official snow depth:
- Top: 400cm
- Toomi: 140cm
- Iimori: 115cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts not open as planned due to conditions this morning
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available - lift access dependent

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 150cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Top section of Gondola and some other top lifts on hold at the start of the day

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 370cm
- Han-no-ki: 360cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 280cm
- Champion: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 155cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts should be operating

Courses open:
- Most courses should be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 350cm
- Base: 205cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Lifts should be opening as planned

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- A number of lifts on hold early on

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 should be operating

Official snow depth:
- 240cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 140cm

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5pm until 9pm in the Nakiyama 2 area
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 1,900 yen; children - 850 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 17th February; 3rd, 10th March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

There are no other nighta operations at other ski resorts in the region

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Friday 2nd March 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by wind this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 2nd March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd March 2cm 0cm 0cm
1st March 8cm 0cm 23cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th February 0cm 5cm 5cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 3cm 7cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 12cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 33cm 55cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 10cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 520cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 2nd March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
10cm
[520cm]
- -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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