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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 22nd February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 9:25am
0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:53am 0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:30am 2cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:02am 8cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 9:16am 0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 56cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 158cm

Good morning from Hakuba.

It was a beautiful spring-like day yesterday with blue skies, sunshine and incredible scenery.

This morning we have cloudy skies above us.

There might be rain later on, but by tomorrow morning I hope there will be some snow on the ground to report to you making for a nicer Sunday!

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm400cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm471cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm432cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm550cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



Monday is a new national holiday in Japan.

Tomorrow is the Emperor's Birthday, and so because tomorrow is a Sunday that means that Monday is the national holiday. So it is a long 3-day weekend for many people.

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The 'most courses open' / 'part open' notes for each ski resort (below) are what the resorts are saying.

They're kind of official info - just like the snow depth numbers.

Please keep in mind though that - as one clear example - Tsugaike Kogen are classifying themselves as 'all courses open', when one of the lower courses can be seen in the webcam image below (the 7th image)...

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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
- Kurobishi 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: 170cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- 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: 170cm
- Base: 55cm

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: 185cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 155cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm
- All courses open

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 137cm
- Base: 67cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 100cm
- All courses open

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 110cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 90cm
- Part open

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 60cm
- 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

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning

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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 22nd February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 22nd 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 Saturday 22nd 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 Saturday 22nd February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 3cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th February 8cm 0cm 15cm
17th February 0cm 1cm 1cm
16th February 0cm 1cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 2cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 22cm 60cm
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 56cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 158cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd 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]
56cm
[158cm]
- - -
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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