Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 17th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Northerly
Limited
This report
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 8:43am
5cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 8:51am 1cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Thursday 11th February 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 64cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 266cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 17th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

NOTE: Due to some necessary server maintenance work, some of the Now reports on Thursday may appear much later than usual. Apologies in advance!

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Hello and good morning from Hakuba where we have a bit more fresh snow and hoping for some decent snowfall during the day today.

Light snow during the day yesterday, nothing major, but this morning the snow has started up again and there's up to 10cm of snow being reported on upper slopes by a few resorts, with mostly just a few cm around base areas (47 report 10cm at base too).

It's coming down pretty good at the moment and with snow forecast for the day hopefully we can get some decent numbers in.

The forecast shows clearer conditions tomorrow and perhaps Friday before a return to more snowfall over the weekend (with a bit of a worry of possible rain on Saturday unfortunately - but let's deal with that possibility later on!)

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On Saturday it's the 46th Fire Festival at Happo-one, over on their Nakiyama lower area. Lots of festival-type events going on including a torchlit skiing display, performances and fireworks. It's usually fun to see and mingle with the crowds. Anyway, that starts at 7:30pm over at Nakiyama (Happo-one) - on Saturday 20th.

Might see you there!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Wednesday 17th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses are open.
The Osaru (lower) area of the Tree Riding Zone open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 205cm
Base: 100cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper area.
All courses except Snow Diving and Adventure are open.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 250cm
Toomi: 125cm
Iimori: 125cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Happo-one is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall on mountain.
All open (apart from the Kurobishi Off Piste Area).
Happo Banks Snow Park is now open.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 215cm
Nakiyama: 75cm
Sakka: 50cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses scheduled to be open apart from Itadaira Ridge. Currently being checked at time of writing.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 165cm
Base: 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are open apart from Uma-no-se.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 20th February and 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 242cm
Maruyama: 100cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 0-10cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All of the Village Side is open but parts of the Mountain Side not open (Hikage A, Hikage B, Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, Five Side, View A, View B).
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 120cm
Lower: 40cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses apart from Expert Course are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
115cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 17th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 17th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
17th February 5cm 0cm 1cm
16th February 1cm 0cm 30cm
15th February 0cm 20cm 30cm
14th February 0cm 20cm 0cm
13th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 46cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 76cm 90cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 64cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 266cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
64cm
[266cm]
- - -
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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