Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th April 2017

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Moderate northerly
visibility condition
Varied but due to improve
This report
Wednesday 12th April 2017, 8:42am
0cm
Tuesday 11th April 2017, 7:56am 0cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 9:34am 0cm
Sunday 9th April 2017, 8:17am 0cm
Saturday 8th April 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 7th April 2017, 8:47am 0cm
Thursday 6th April 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 527cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Fresh snow!

Yes, it was snowing up on mountain yesterday and by 3pm Hakuba 47 were reporting 10cm of snow on their upper areas. Hakuba Happo-one are also reporting 10cm of fresh snow at the top of the Grat quad lift. The snow depth numbers at Tsugaike Kogen have also risen this morning.

Remember, these are not my observations - they're what the resorts are reporting.

While there's no fresh snow to report from down at base, it definitely sounds like today it will be worth a trip up to the upper courses that remain open to check out that fresh snow.

Looks like the forecast is for clearer skies as the day goes on too.

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Resort information as of 8:30am on Wednesday 12th April 2017:

All information as available and subject to change.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 was reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall yesterday in upper areas.
All of the courses are Hakuba 47 remains open.
Tree Riding Zone gates are closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 250cm
Base: 85cm
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Planned operating lifts:
All planned lifts operating
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Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning, though there's surely some up there...
Top to bottom riding is still available via the Toomi course.
The Iimori area of the resort is closed.
Official snow depth:
Alps: 245cm
Toomi: 95cm
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Planned operating lifts:
Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
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Hakuba Goryu plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall (Grat quad top).
Most base areas are now closed but upper areas of the resort remain open.
The Gondola and Sakka Kitaone lifts are taking people up to those higher areas.
You can still ski or board back down to the Gondola base station via the Riesen and Shirakaba South courses - otherwise take one of the two above lifts back down to base.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 145cm
Kurobishi: 225cm
Nakiyama: -cm
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Planned operating lifts:
Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Grat quad lift
Panorama pair lift
Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Sakka Kitaone quad
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Hakuba Happo-one plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuga-no-mori, Han-no-ki, Maruyama and Oya-no-hara areas remain open with top to bottom courses available.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 305cm
Han-no-ki: 295cm
Oya-no-hara: 75cm
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Planned operating lifts:
Tsugaike Ropeway
Gondola
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
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Tsugaike Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

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All other ski and snowboard resorts in the area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for what remains operating in the area

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 12th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th April 0cm 0cm 1cm
7th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 2cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 2cm 1cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 242cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total 4cm 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 527cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[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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