Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 4th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:41am on Tuesday 4th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 4th April 2017, 8:41am
4cm
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:28am 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 1st April 2017, 8:13am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:31am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 13cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 527cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Tuesday 4th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Fresh snow!

Morning from Hakuba and how about some fresh snowfall to play in this morning?

I wasn't hear yesterday so I don't know the full story, though this morning there's up to 5cm of snow in some base areas - Goryu is reporting 5cm, Happo-one is reporting 10cm up at Riesen and I see Hakuba 47 talking about 25cm or so (though that may be wind-blown). Sounds like it was a blustery winter-like day, especially on mountain, and am hearing about the 'yellow sand' being blown over as well.

Investigations are required...

And it is a nice morning to investigate too with lovely blue skies all round. Fine weather is expected over the next few days along with a real warm up in temperatures. Later in the week rain is expected too though different forecasts disagree on how much. I think it would be fair to say that we are in the middle of spring taking over from winter.

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Tuesday 4th April 2017:

All information as available and subject to change.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 25-30cm of fresh snowfall in places.
All of Hakuba 47 remains open.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 300cm
Base: 115cm
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Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall on upper areas.
The Iimori area of the resort is now closed. The Toomi and the upper areas remain open.
Official snow depth:
Alps: 280cm
Toomi: 110cm
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Hakuba Goryu plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
Some base course areas are now closed but the resort remains mostly open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 200cm
Kurobishi: 300cm
Nakiyama: 70cm
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Hakuba Happo-one plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
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Planned closing dates for lifts are as follows:
Open until Sunday 9th April
Nakiyama Number 3 triple lift
Happo Riesen quad
Open until Sunday 7th May
Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Grat quad lift
Usagidaira pair 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

Tsugaike Kogen:
Uma-no-se, Champion and Kane-no-naru-oka areas are closed; Maruyama area is partially closed.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 340m
Han-no-ki: 335cm
Oya-no-hara: 115cm
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Tsugaike Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
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Planned closing dates for lifts are as follows:
Open until Sunday 9th April
Shirakaba quad
Open until Sunday 7th May
Tsugaike Ropeway
Gondola
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift

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All other ski and snowboard resorts in the area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Tuesday 4th April 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report above for details on what remains open in the Hakuba area

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 4th April 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 4th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th April 4cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 13cm 6cm 8cm
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 65cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total 4cm 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 527cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 4th April 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]
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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