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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Tuesday 18th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate NW
visibility condition
Limited-poor on mountain
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This report
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:02am
8cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 9:16am 0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:56am 0cm
Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 14th February 2020, 8:59am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 8:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 54cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 156cm

Good news this morning...

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 4710cm15cm385cm
Hakuba Cortina8cm10cm460cm
Hakuba Goryu5cm15cm417cm
Hakuba Happo-one5cm15cm at Kurobishi
20cm at Usagidaira
530cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



So, resorts are reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall on their upper areas and 5-10cm down at base. And I have measured 8cm.

(Phew).

Should be a good morning!

Back to being cold too, so get wrapped up well.

Hopefully there'll be more to report tomorrow too as it continues to snow.

Less good news is stronger winds affecting lifts at the Happo-one resort. As of 9am, the gondola and upper lifts are on hold. It appears that just the Nakiyama triple and Kokusai Number 1 pair are going up from base. Cortina has some restrictions too but other resorts appear to be opening as normal, which brings me to....

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Regarding details of individual ski resort operations - I continue to do my best providing as many details as possible each morning, but operations change literally every day; and sometimes during the day. Such changeable conditions means that is unavoidable.

I highly recommend that if you are here in Hakuba and heading out to a ski resort, you check with your chosen destination before going. If you are staying at an accommodation I am sure the staff there will be able to help too.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked 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
- Kurobishi off-piste
- Omusubi off-piste
- 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: 130cm
- 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: 185cm
- Base: 60cm

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: 190cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Courses open:
- All main course areas apart from Uma-no-se and Lower course through forest open
- DBD: Gate 1 open, reporting 20cm of fresh snow

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 170cm
- Maruyama: 45cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 70cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 65cm

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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]
- 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

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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 Tuesday 18th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 18th February 2020
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 18th February 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 more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 18th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th February 8cm 0cm 15cm
17th February 0cm 1cm 1cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 3cm
15th February 0cm 0cm 4cm
14th February 0cm 4cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 3cm 13cm
12th February 0cm 4cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 13cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 26cm 92cm
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 54cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 156cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 18th February 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
54cm
[156cm]
- - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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