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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Monday 23rd January 2017
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Observed fresh snowfall
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This report
Monday 23rd January 2017, 8:36am
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 8:45am 10cm
Saturday 21st January 2017, 8:59am 17cm
Friday 20th January 2017, 9:01am 0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 8:54am 5cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:00am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 196cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 209cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 274cm

Morning from Hakuba and... more snow!

I'm measuring 11cm on the ground at base and here's what the resorts are reporting in terms of fresh snowfall:

Hakuba Cortina: 30cm
Hakuba 47: 25cm
Hakuba Goryu: 10-25cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 15cm

All good.

And snow should continue falling through the day today and tomorrow too.

Once we get to Wednesday clearer skies are forecast through until late Friday.

Looks like Goryu are mentioning late opening for their top lifts but other than that places seem to be opening as planned this morning.

The Chinese New Year is this coming weekend and so this week and next week there are a lot of visitors to Hakuba coming to enjoy their holidays. They should be happy with the timing at the moment!

Let's hope the regular snowfall continues. Mixed in with fine weather at times of course.


Resort news as of 8:35am on Monday 23rd January 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 25cm of fresh snowfall.
All planned lifts are operating.
Tree Riding Zones scheduled to be open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 310cm
Base: 165cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10-25cm of fresh snowfall.
Top lifts may start late.
All scheduled lifts plan to be operating.
Official snow depth
Alps: 335cm
Toomi: 155cm
Iimori: 135cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses open. The Kurobishi off-piste area is also now open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 215cm
Kurobishi: 235cm
Lower: 125cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Uma-no-se and Forecast course areas only partly open but other than that all courses open.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 300cm
Han-no-ki: 290cm
Maruyama: 220cm
Oya-no-hara: 150cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Official snow depth:
Top: 295cm
Base: 200cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 160cm
Base: 100cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 270cm

Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 130cm


Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily from 6pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned at the Kane-no-naru-oka area on January 21st, 28th; Febraury 4th, 11th (6pm until 8:50pm)
Planned at the Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on January 21st, 28th; February 11th, 18th; March 4th, 11th, 18th, 19th (6pm until 9pm)

Hakuba Cortina:
Planned to be open daily from 5pm until 8pm (until 9pm on Saturdays)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 9pm on the Nakiyama area.

Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts all open

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Japan snowfall data
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 23rd January 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
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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*as of Monday 23rd January 2017
23rd January 11cm 0cm 2cm
22nd January 10cm 0cm 0cm
21st January 17cm 15cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 38cm 15cm
19th January 5cm 9cm 1cm
18th January 0cm 16cm 20cm
17th January 17cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 78cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 196cm 92cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 209cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 274cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
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
2016/2017 season - 1cm
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2015/2016 season - 10cm
2014/2015 season - 0cm
2013/2014 season - 35cm
2012/2013 season 0cm
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