Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th January 2021

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Saturday 30th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky, even a bit of sun...
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Eased off, but still light snow in places higher
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Fair and right now improving
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This report
Saturday 30th January 2021, 9:07am
8cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 9:06am 8cm
Thursday 28th January 2021, 8:57am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9:40am 0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2021, 9:04am 0cm
Monday 25th January 2021, 8:58am 0cm
Sunday 24th January 2021, 9:00am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 159cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 309cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Saturday 30th January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello from Hakuba on this cold Saturday morning.

Some rather different and odd looking snowfall numbers being reported (or should that be 'not reported'?) from around the ski areas this morning... I am guessing that wind might well be a factor there, but up to 40cm is being reported from upper areas.

I sure like the sound of that. And you can of course see the numbers below.

Since I started putting the report together there are more breaks in the cloud and it is actually sunny in places. If we do get continued snow during the day, we can probably expect the light snow that is lingering in higher areas this morning.

Wind seems to be affecting upper lifts at Happo-one at the start of the day and the upper section of the Tsugaike Gondola is on hold. There were some wind related issues at 47 too but that has cleared. Forecasts show the wind getting less as the day goes on so hopefully they will be opening up. Other than that other ski areas appear to be opening as planned.

Here is the totals table for today, noting that Hakuba Goryu has hit 7m. Yey!

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47520cm
Hakuba Cortina657cm
Hakuba Goryu702cm
Hakuba Happo-one598cm
Tsugaike Kogen667cm



On the subject of Hakuba Goryu, did you know that the origins of Hakuba Goryu was a small ski area called Kamishiro back in the 1950s?

The story of Kamishiro Ski Area (SnowJapanHistory.com)

I didn't know all that until yesterday. Interesting stuff.


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Individual ski area data: Saturday 30th January 2021
All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning. There are currently various adjustments to operations in effect at some ski areas due to the coronavirus situation. Please check with ski areas before you go just to make sure of exactly what is open.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 45cm
- Usagidaira: 1cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 310cm
- Usagidaira: 199cm
- Nakiyama: 90cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 20cm
- Base: 10cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 40cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 300cm
- Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 40cm
- Base: 30cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 295cm
- Base: 180cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 30cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 305cm
- Base: 105cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- Base: 70cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 250cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 80cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen
6:00pm until 9:00pm
23rd, 30th January 2021
13th, 20th, 27th February 2021
Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas

Night skiing is not planned at other ski areas during the 2020-2021 season


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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Goryu (Toomi)

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Saturday 30th January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind affecting some upper lifts this morning. See above.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 30th January 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 30th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
30th January 8cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 8cm 0cm 33cm
28th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 7cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 8cm
25th January 0cm 0cm 6cm
24th January 1cm 0cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 10cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 20cm 145cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 159cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total - 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total - 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 309cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
159cm
[309cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
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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