Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2021

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 1st January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light for now
visibility condition
Limited or poor
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This report
Friday 1st January 2021, 9:42am
25cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 9:16am 28cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 9:10am 0cm
Sunday 27th December 2020, 9:45am 0cm
Saturday 26th December 2020, 8:55am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 25cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 175cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Happy New Year.

Here we go 2021. We're all rooting for a good one.

The year starts as it ends... with snow.

The most being reported this morning is from the Usagidaira area of Happo-one - they are reporting 50cm. 47 are reporting 25-40cm. Cortina are reporting 30cm. Ski areas are working hard to deal with all the fresh from the last few days and there are likely some delays this morning. Looks like the Riesen Grat course and Grat quad will be closed at Happo-one today.

We really couldn't be asking for much more in terms of snow at the moment and for that we are surely thankful.

Forecasts tell us to expect snow today and tomorrow with things easing off around Sunday.

Take care out there.


TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47265cm
Hakuba Cortina380cm
Hakuba Goryu357cm
Hakuba Happo-one353cm
Hakuba Norikura Onsen250cm
Tsugaike Kogen349cm



Individual ski area data: Friday 1st 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: 40cm
- Usagidaira: 50cm
- Nakiyama: 20cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 185cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 40cm
- Base: 25cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 140cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Iimori: 20cm
Official snow depth:
- Alps: ?cm
- Toomi: ?cm
- Iimori: 80cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 30cm
- Base: 30cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 150cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 100cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 70cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 210cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 100cm

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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 on 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)

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New Year message from SnowJapan

The 2020-2021 winter season seems to have got off to a good start in many mountainous regions of Japan, with some areas enjoying some very heavy snowfalls. That is of course very encouraging to see. Even if you are having to look on from afar, we’re sure you will be glad to see a return to a more ‘normal’ pattern to the snowfall this winter.

So 2020 is now behind us and we surely all hope that 2021 will be an all-round better year for everyone.

If you are unable to be here...

We miss you and are sorry that you can’t be here, but hope that you will be able to visit Japan in the not too distant future; and that 2021-2022 season will be open for everyone to enjoy.

If you are here...

Let’s all keep doing everything we can as individuals to try and keep the current situation under control. Ski areas around the country are doing their best to encourage visitors to wear face coverings, keep distance and minimise contact with guests outside their own group. Helping out in that way is surely a very small price to pay to get to enjoy the snow.

One thing we have noticed this season is people mentioning how they are appreciating everything that extra bit more this year. Being thankful for the good things can’t be a bad thing.

We will continue to do what we can to remain positive and genki as we cover this season.

Wherever you are right now, stay safe, stay strong and take care.

SnowJapan wishes you all the best for 2021.

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 1st January 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Friday 1st January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st January 25cm 1cm 0cm
31st December 28cm 1cm 3cm
30th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
29th December 0cm 0cm 16cm
28th December 0cm 8cm 16cm
27th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th December 7cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 10cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 16cm 75cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 25cm 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 175cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
25cm
[175cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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