Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 31st January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy at the moment
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow falling up top
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 31st January 2018, 8:06am
0cm
Tuesday 30th January 2018, 8:40am 5cm
Monday 29th January 2018, 8:42am 2cm
Sunday 28th January 2018, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 27th January 2018, 8:27am 5cm
Friday 26th January 2018, 8:39am 10cm
Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:34am 42cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 107cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 202cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 407cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Wednesday 31st January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

There was some fresh snow falling on upper slopes yesterday morning (47 reporting 5cm) and not much of a wind, and by early afternoon the sun was starting to appear at times from the clouds. It remained cloudy but we enjoyed some blue sky and sunshine during the afternoon.

Temperatures are keeping cold so the snow is keeping really good.

This morning there is light snow falling on upper elevations, but no fresh snow to report and generally cloudy conditions. Cloudy with light snow at times seems to be what we can expect today, with perhaps clearer skies due tomorrow and Friday.

Looking forward towards the weekend - it's looking promising for decent snowfall.

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 31st January 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 370cm
- Usagidaira: 200cm
- Lower: 145cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Lifts appear to be operating as normal
- The top Alps Number 2/4 pair lifts will be open weekends until 4th Feb; then daily from 10th Feb until 18th March

Courses open:
- All courses should be open as normal

Official snow depth:
- Top: 370cm
- Toomi: 130cm
- Iimori: 95cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating as planned
- Line D usually operates only when the Gondola is not operating

Courses open:
- All main courses available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 120cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts apart are operating as scheduled

Courses open:
- All course areas are open apart from parts Kane-no-naru-oka Number 2

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 300cm
- Han-no-ki: 300cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 280cm
- Champion: 155cm
- Oya-no-hara: 170cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating this morning

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Itadaira Ridge should be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 337cm
- Base: 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating with most courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 220cm
- Base: 130cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 1 and 7 are operating.

Official snow depth:
- 270cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

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

Official snow depth:
- 170cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 150cm

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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
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6pm until 8:50pm on 3rd, 10th, 11th February
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6pm until 9pm on 10th, 11th, 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 8:06am on Wednesday 31st January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in Hakuba should be opening as scheduled

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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 Wednesday 31st January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
31st January 0cm 14cm 0cm
30th January 5cm 3cm 7cm
29th January 2cm 0cm 3cm
28th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 42cm 0cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 17cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 107cm 76cm 101cm
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 - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 407cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
- - - -
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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