Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd March 2017

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 3rd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Friday 3rd March 2017, 8:40am
5cm
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 1st March 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 28th February 2017, 11:10am 0cm
Monday 27th February 2017, 7:38am 5cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 5cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 463cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Light snow started falling higher up around lunch time yesterday though not amounting to much.

But this morning - fresh snow! Yes, it's always good to be able to report fresh snow and this morning while there's just a bit at lower levels, resorts are reporting up to 20cm of fresh snow in places so 'head high' would be the advice this morning.

Can't see much of the mountains at all this morning as they are covered in snow clouds and visibility looks generally rather poor out there. If it means more snow, I'm all for it. But take care if you are venturing out.

Having said that, the forecasts don't seem to be indicating that this snowfall will continue for much longer. Some even showing some sunshine for later on in the day.

Weather for the weekend? Probably sunshine and mild conditions.

Good to see snow lined up on the forecast for early week again though so the snow will be back.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Friday 3rd 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 10-15cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 280cm
Base: 135cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-20cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 320cm
Toomi: 168cm
Iimori: 115cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Some course restrictions at the moment due to racing events.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 250cm
Kurobishi: 325cm
Lower: 140cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Gondola is not moving at the start of the day due to 'adverse weather'. Uma-no-se course is closed.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 370cm
Han-no-ki: 350cm
Maruyama: 160cm
Oya-no-hara: 145cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 135cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 340cm
Base: 220cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 220cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 170cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 135cm

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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 4th, 11th, 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.

Kashimayari:
Planned to be open daily.

There is no night skiing at the other resorts in the area.

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 3rd March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts generally open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 3rd March 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd March 2017
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 Friday 3rd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd March 5cm 0cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 4cm
1st March 0cm 23cm 3cm
28th February 0cm 2cm 10cm
27th February 5cm 5cm 3cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 30cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 31cm 31cm
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 5cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 463cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
5cm
[463cm]
- -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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