Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th March 2017

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently, but forecast
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Varied - from good to poor in different places
This report
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8:44am
0cm
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Monday 13th March 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 12th March 2017, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 11th March 2017, 8:38am 1cm
Friday 10th March 2017, 8:47am 20cm
Thursday 9th March 2017, 8:42am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 54cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 512cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning.

Bit of sun and blue skies showing through later in the day yesterday and what was that... some decent snow falling late on. It didn't last long though and there's no fresh to report from base this morning.

Resorts are reporting 0-3cm of snow on mountain this morning.

There is a fair bit of cloud around this morning, but the sun is out too over the village and I can also see areas of blue sky. I can see some of the webcams showing poor visibility (is it snowing up there in places?!)

Forecasts still do talk about snow today and tonight.

I realise that might all sound a bit confusing. I will of course let you know what actually ends up happening in my report tomorrow!

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Wednesday 15th March 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 325cm
Base: 165cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 1-2cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 310cm
Toomi: 165cm
Iimori: 110cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 270cm
Kurobishi: 330cm
Lower: 130cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Uma-no-se course is closed.
The Tsugaike Ropeway is now operating for the spring season. (Climbing notices need to be filled in, ropeway charge also applies)
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 355cm
Han-no-ki: 350cm
Maruyama: 150cm
Oya-no-hara: 130cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 135cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 365cm
Base: 220cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 230cm
Base: 120cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 160cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 155cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 120cm

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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 Katamatsu-Shirakaba area on March 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.

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 15th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as normal this morning

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 15th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 4cm 15cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 20cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 30cm
11th March 1cm 0cm 25cm
10th March 20cm 2cm 4cm
9th March 14cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 6cm 94cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 6cm 100cm
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 54cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 512cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th March 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]
54cm
[512cm]
- -
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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