Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Saturday 15th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain but should stop and clear up
wind condition
Strong winds on mountain (not so much here in village)
visibility condition
Decent
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Saturday 15th April 2017, 7:59am
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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 7:59am on Saturday 15th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Strong winds on mountain are affecting lifts at the start of this morning.

Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen are not going to be opening as planned, and it looks like the top Alps lifts at Hakuba Goryu are going to be on hold. Please do check with the resorts if you are planning on being out there today.

It's not the nicest of mornings though with a bit of rain, so let's see if things can improve quickly and get things going. Better weather expected this afternoon and sunshine is on the forecast for tomorrow.

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Resort information as of 8:40am on Saturday 15th April 2017:

** Below are the planned operations for each of the ski resorts that remain open. Any news for the day will be mentioned in the above report. **

Hakuba 47:
All of the courses are Hakuba 47 remains open.
Tree Riding Zone gates are now closed for the season.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 230cm
Base: 85cm
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Planned operating lifts:
All lifts plan to be operating
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Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Goryu:
Upper areas remain open.
The lower Toomi course is now used just to get back down to base.
The Iimori area of the resort is closed.
Official snow depth:
Alps: 235cm
Toomi: 90cm
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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:
Upper areas that remain open are: Riesen Grat, Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Riesen Slalom and Shirakaba South.
Most base areas closed with the Gondola and Sakka Kitaone lifts taking people up to the 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: 130cm
Kurobishi: 210cm
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: 290cm
Han-no-ki: 290cm
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 7:59am on Saturday 15th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts affected by wind this morning - see above

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 15th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
10th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
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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
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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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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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