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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 4th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky and cloud
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
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Saturday 4th April 2020, 9:04am
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Friday 3rd April 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Thursday 2nd April 2020, 8:50am 0cm
Wednesday 1st April 2020, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 8:46am 0cm
Monday 30th March 2020, 9:02am 1cm
Sunday 29th March 2020, 8:22am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 19cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 221cm

Good morning from Hakuba.

Blue skies and cloud this morning.

The snow around base and lower areas has been noticeably disappearing with spring warmth taking hold yesterday.

Even so, you can still actually slide back down to base at Happo-one, 47 and Goryu. Obviously the best snow cover is higher up on the mountain.

Only the upper area of Tsugaike Kogen remains open so you'll need to ride the gondola back down to base over there.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm551cm
Hakuba Cortina [CLOSED]--573cm [at closing]
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm610cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm822cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



If the forecasts are correct we might get some snow on the mountain overnight tonight (and overnight tomorrow night?). It will be a warm day today, colder tomorrow.

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Individual ski resort information
The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Grat quad
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair
- Happo Riesen quad
- Nakiyama 3
- ADAM Gondola
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai 3 pair
- Kurobishi 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair

Courses open:
- Generally the upper areas of the resort remain open

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 155cm
- Usagidaira: 125cm (sorry for the typo yesterday!)
- Nakiyama: 40cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Restrictions on the winding lower course: beginners should take the gondola down
- Tree Riding Zones will be open until 5th April

Official snow depth:
- Top: 175cm
- Base: 40cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Gondola, top Alps Number 1 and 3 pair lifts and Toomi quad lift operating
- The Toomi area will be open until tomorrow (Sunday)
- Other lifts are now closed

Courses open:
- All of the upper area (apart from Champion Expert) and the main Toomi run are open
- The lower Iimori area is now closed

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 180cm
- Toomi: 45cm
- Iimori: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway
- Other lifts closed

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori (upper): 195cm
- Han-no-ki: 170cm
- The top Tsuga-no-mori and Han-kou areas remain open

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 80cm

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th April 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 4th April 2020
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Saturday 4th April 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 8cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 3cm 0cm
1st April 0cm 3cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 4cm 0cm
30th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 14cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 18cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 19cm 28cm 5cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 70cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total 73cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total 46cm 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 221cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
0cm
[221cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[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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