Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 8th March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 8th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing on mountain, easing off at village level
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
This report
Wednesday 8th March 2017, 8:45am
12cm
Tuesday 7th March 2017, 8:31am 2cm
Monday 6th March 2017, 7:08am 0cm
Sunday 5th March 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 4th March 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Friday 3rd March 2017, 8:40am 5cm
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 19cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 477cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 8th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Fresh snow!

Here's the headlines:

Hakuba 47: 25cm since yesterday evening (plus 15cm during the day yesterday)
Hakuba Goryu: 5-15cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 10cm top Riesen; 20cm by groomers
Hakuba Cortina: 10-20cm

So there's a mixed bunch of numbers there but the most important thing being that there's a decent layer of fresh snow out there on the slopes.

We are measuring 12cm to go on our report.

Great to see snow on the ground again - but (as always of course) we want more!

Clouds still over the mountains and still snowing up there with limited visibility in many resort areas, but latest local forecast seem to indicate any snow falling on mountain should ease off though we're due more snow overnight and through tomorrow.

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Wednesday 8th 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 25cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday evening. And apparently 15cm during the day yesterday.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 300cm
Base: 150cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5-15cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 305cm
Toomi: 165cm
Iimori: 105cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top). And groomers reporting 20cm.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 250cm
Kurobishi: 325cm
Lower: 140cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning. Uma-no-se course is closed.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 370cm
Han-no-ki: 350cm
Maruyama: 155cm
Oya-no-hara: 140cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 375cm
Base: 235cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Official snow depth:
Top: 230cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
Top: 170cm

Kashimayari:
Official snow depth:
Top: 160cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
Top: 130cm

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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 8:45am on Wednesday 8th March 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts opening as normal this morning

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 8th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 8th March 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 Wednesday 8th March 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 Wednesday 8th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th March 12cm 0cm 0cm
7th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
3rd March 5cm 0cm 0cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 31cm 22cm
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 19cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 477cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 8th 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]
19cm
[477cm]
- -
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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