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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 20th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky and probably more coming
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent and probably improving
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This report
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:01am
4cm
Tuesday 19th January 2021, 8:52am 26cm
Monday 18th January 2021, 10:10am 3cm
Sunday 17th January 2021, 9:15am 5cm
Saturday 16th January 2021, 8:36am 0cm
Friday 15th January 2021, 13:45pm 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:09am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 142cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 292cm

Good morning from Hakuba.

It looks like there's generally going to be 5-10cm of fresh snow up on the mountains this morning. (The Hakuba Goryu fresh snowfall numbers this morning seem a bit... kind of wonky. I'm just reporting the official information I find).

This morning there is a lot of cloud about, but some blue sky too and forecasts tell us to expect sunshine during the day today and tomorrow. It is a cold start to the day and should remain cold today and be warmer tomorrow.

After all that snow reported yesterday and a layer since then, conditions should be excellent this morning.

Total accumulation numbers:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47485cm
Hakuba Cortina609cm
Hakuba Goryu639cm
Hakuba Happo-one568cm
Tsugaike Kogen648cm



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Individual ski area data: Wednesday 20th January 2021

All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 10cm
- Usagidaira: 10cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 270cm
- Usagidaira: 212cm
- Nakiyama: 115cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 5cm
- Base: 5cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 285cm
- Base: 135cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 1cm (?)
- Iimori: 25cm (?)
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 335cm
- Iimori: 150cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 5cm
- Base: 5cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 315cm
- Base: 205cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 110cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 90cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 285cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 100cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Cortina
5:00pm until 9:00pm
9th-10th January

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen
6:00pm until 9:00pm
9th-10th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
13th, 20th, 27th February 2021
Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas

Night skiing is not planned at other ski areas during the 2020-2021 season


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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. 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.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Goryu (upper)


Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas opening as planned this morning

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 20th January 2021
(View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th January 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Wednesday 20th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
20th January 4cm 4cm 3cm
19th January 26cm 0cm 0cm
18th January 3cm 0cm 17cm
17th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 0cm 4cm 5cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 13cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 25cm 57cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 142cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total - 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total - 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 292cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th January 2021
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
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
142cm
[292cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
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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