Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Thursday 24th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, sun, (fog) - bit mixed up!
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light NNE
Varied
This report
Thursday 24th March 2016, 8:03am
5cm
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:41am 0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 34cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 318cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Thursday 24th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Well, well, well!

Snow started falling around mid afternoon yesterday to everyone's delight, and this morning here's what resorts are reporting as a result:

Hakuba Cortina reporting 10-15cm of fresh snow this morning.
Hakuba Goryu reporting 5cm of fresh snow on lower areas and 15cm on upper slopes.
Hakuba 47 reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning.
Hakuba Happo-one reporting 8cm of fresh snow this morning.

So around 5cm of fresh snow at base areas, and up to 15cm higher up. Not bad at all, and people heading out for early lifts this morning will be happy. I'm off out there myself to enjoy this late season fresh...

The weather is fine too this morning. Currently hovering around 0C and a bit of an early morning mix at the moment - cloud, blue sky, sunshine, fog - depending on where you are, but with the chance of more snow today and perhaps tomorrow as well it will be interesting to see how the day turns out.

Temperatures look set to start rising once again from around Monday.

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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 8:00am on Thursday 24th March 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning.
All courses at Hakuba 47 remain open.
The Tree Riding Zone is closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 185cm
Base: 70cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu reporting 5cm of fresh snow on lower areas and 15cm on upper slopes.
All courses open apart from Snow Diving, Adventure, Cosmo River, Sunny Way and Straight Whisky.
The Toomi area will be open until 9:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 238cm
Toomi: 95cm
Iimori: 50cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one reporting 8cm of fresh snow this morning.
Happo Banks and Kurobishi Off Piste Area closed this morning.
The lower Kokusai, Shirakaba North and Central Course areas are closed; other sections of the lower areas are only part available due to insufficient snow.
Upper mountain remains all open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 160cm
Nakiyama: 30cm
Sakka: 5cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 10-15cm of fresh snow this morning.
Courses open - Ikenota and Ipponmatsu.
Unfortunately, risk of avalanche this morning means some other areas need to be closed.
Nighta has now finished for the season.
Official snow depth:
Top: 150cm
Base: 70cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Uma-no-se course closed. Other courses open for part of Champion.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is now open for spring season (extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 215cm
Maruyama: 50cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Just the 5 line and Gondola lifts remain open.
Open courses: by1, Sunny and Paradise (part), South, Gezan (part)
Official snow depth:
Upper: 90cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Open courses: Hakunori Family, Wakaguri Central, Rabbit and Wakaguri Rinkan.
Official snow depth:
50cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Sanosaka has now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:03am on Thursday 24th March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 24th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th March 5cm 3cm 0cm
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 25cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 10cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 3cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 93cm 46cm
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 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 34cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 318cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th March 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]
82cm
[284cm]
34cm
[318cm]
- -
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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