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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Thursday 23rd March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast, cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
NE
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:43am
0cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 8:42am 3cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 18th March 2017, 8:18am 0cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 59cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 517cm

Morning all.

Fine weather yesterday for lots of the day with more cloud moving in during the afternoon but as is so often the case they added to the drama of the scenery.

Resorts around the valley are this morning reporting between 1cm and 5cm of fresh snowfall on mountain, so it sounds like there is another modest layer to play in early on.

A bit of wind is being reported by 47, so may feel cold up there but it looks like all resorts are open as planned.

Hakuba Iwatake and Sanosaka only have 4 more days left this season (wow!), with Kashimayari and Hakuba Norikura open for another week beyond that, until 2nd April. The other 'big four' will be planning on continuing into Golden Week in early May (more on that later).

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Thursday 23rd 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 5cm of fresh snowfall on upper areas.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Upper: 325cm
Base: 155cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 1cm (Toomi) - 5cm (top) of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth
Alps: 290cm
Toomi: 145cm
Iimori: 90cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall (Riesen quad top).
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 245cm
Kurobishi: 320cm
Lower: 95cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Uma-no-se course appears to be closed.
The Tsugaike Ropeway is now operating for the spring season.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 355cm
Han-no-ki: 350cm
Maruyama: 130cm
Oya-no-hara: 120cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 115cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 1cm of fresh snowfall.
The resort appears to be opening as planned this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 355cm
Base: 210cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Open until Sunday 26th March.
Official snow depth:
Top: 230cm
Base: 120cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Open until Sunday 2nd April.
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

Kashimayari:
Open until Sunday 2nd April.
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Open until Sunday 26th March.
Official snow depth:
Top: 95cm

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Planned nighta operations - be sure to check with resorts for latest:

Hakuba Goryu:
Planned to be open daily until 31st March (6pm until 9:30pm)

Hakuba Happo-one:
Planned to be open daily until 25th March (until 9pm on the Nakiyama area)

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as planned this morning. A few closing dates added above.

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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily, some will become less than daily once we get into April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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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 Thursday 23rd March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 23rd March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd 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 more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 23rd March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 3cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 6cm 94cm
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 59cm 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 517cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 23rd March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
59cm
[517cm]
- -
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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