Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Saturday 30th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud around
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow eased off
wind condition
Light
Limited in places
This report
Saturday 30th January 2016, 9:18am
7cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 8:54am 3cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:01am 0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 8:58am 8cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 9:20am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 101cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 138cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 202cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Saturday 30th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Ah yes it is a good morning!

With resorts around the valley this morning reporting 20-30cm on upper slope areas and a good 10cm reported from base areas, it should be great conditions out there early on.

Though the snow has stopped falling now, there's still a lot of cloud around and what looks like poor visibility on the webcams in some places - perhaps it's still snowing up there, or just that just gas/cloud? I will have to get up there myself to investigate!

The Happo-one image looks especially good right now with the lift rising above the sea of clouds hanging over the village (see photo below). On the subject of Happo-one, their 'Happo Banks' snow park is opening up from this morning with event-style things going on from 9:30am. It can be found over on the Kita One Number 3 area.

The forecast has cloud for the day today with the chance of more snow tomorrow night. Wind isn't an issue today and so resorts should be all open as normal, though actually I just noticed that a few courses at Tsugaike Kogen are closed due to 'adverse weather' - I'm presuming that is a visibility issue though not sure.

From Monday there isn't much snow on the forecast through until at least the later part of the week so we might have to make do. If temperatures remain low we should be good though.

Lots of people around this morning it will probably be busy out there.

Hope you have a great day, wherever you are.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 9:10am on Saturday 30th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 20-25cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are open.
The lower part of the Tree Riding Zone is now open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 205cm
Base: 80cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 20cm up top.
All courses except Snow Diving are open.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 215cm
Toomi: 100cm
Iimori: 100cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo Banks Snow Park opening from today.
All open apart from the Kurobishi Off Piste Area.
The lower Nakiyama area plans to be open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 190cm
Nakiyama: 80cm
Sakka: 60cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall in lower areas and 20-30cm in upper areas.
All courses are open.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 9pm tonight.
Official snow depth:
Top: 190cm
Base: 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas except Uma-no-se and Rinkan forest course are now open (they are apparently closed due to 'adverse weather').
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 230cm
Maruyama: 90cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
Most of the Village Side is now open but parts of the Mountain Side not yet available (Dangan, Kamo4, East, View A, View B).
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 140cm
Lower: 60cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses except Snake and Expert are now open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
85cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Saturday 30th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be generally open as planned this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 30th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th January 7cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 3cm 0cm 2cm
28th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 8cm 3cm 0cm
24th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 23cm 5cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 101cm 53cm 24cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 202cm 619cm 423cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
- - - -
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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