Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 7th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 7th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine and sunny, thin cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Saturday 7th March 2020, 8:49am
0cm
Friday 6th March 2020, 9:20am 3cm
Thursday 5th March 2020, 8:57am 4cm
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 9:02am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Sunday 1st March 2020, 8:48am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 7cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 182cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 7th March 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

A fine morning weather wise, though generally light blue rather than deep blue skies at the moment.

It has been a cold start to the morning but we are expecting a mild day with lots of sunshine perhaps more cloud later on in the day.

Happo-one seems to be reporting 5cm up on their Kurobishi area, but other than that there's no snow being reported from around the ski resorts this morning.

And here are all those official numbers:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm445cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm561cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm479cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm5cm675cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



Take care, stay safe, have fun!

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Individual ski resort information
The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Central
- Olympic II
- Kita-one
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Shirakaba North
- Sakka
- Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South base areas are open; others closed
- You can also take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 195cm
- Usagidaira: 135cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones: upper area part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 165cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 180cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 200cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm
- All course areas apart from Uma-no-se and Lower Forest course are at least part open
- Lower Kane-no-naru and Champion areas are part open
- DBD gates: Closed at the start of the day; may open depending on conditions

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 187cm
- Base: 83cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 95cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 75cm
- All courses open

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 95cm
- Part open

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 55cm
- All courses open

Jigatake

- Top: 10cm
- Closed

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* 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
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Saturday 7th March 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort info

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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 7th March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 7th March 2020
(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 7th March 2020
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Saturday 7th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
7th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th March 3cm 0cm 1cm
5th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 2cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 0cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 0cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 70cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total 73cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total 7cm 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 182cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 7th March 2020
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
7cm
[182cm]
- -
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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