Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 3rd February 2020

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 3rd February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine blue skies, sunshine, some thin cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Monday 3rd February 2020, 9:37am
0cm
Sunday 2nd February 2020, 8:01am 0cm
Saturday 1st February 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Friday 31st January 2020, 9:30am 1cm
Thursday 30th January 2020, 9:17am 0cm
Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 9:11am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 102cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 3rd February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Apologies for my absence over the weekend. I had to be away, and thank you to my colleague for posting the data; so the numbers can be found in those.

There were blue skies and sunshine greeting me when I drove back into the valley yesterday afternoon.

No fresh snow to report this morning and here is the data as it stands this morning:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm301cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm308cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm345cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm430cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



I would prefer to be reporting fresh fluffy snow, but still it is a fine morning. Light blue skies and sunshine with some thin clouds.

Snow cover on upper areas is good; some lower areas close to base are still generally struggling. You can see this on the images below (and that fact that some are not open), so I don't think that's a controversial observation.

So, how about that fresh fluffy snow that we all want to see? Even though today looks set to be a mild day, there may be some snow to report tomorrow morning.

After that, Wednesday is looking very promising for the chance of decent snowfall. I look forward to that!

In the meantime I am going to have a good rest-of-the-morning and head up to the top of... hmmm, haven't decided yet!

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- Riesen Grat
- Panorama
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3
- Kita-one
- Nakiyama South
- The base Nakiyama South area is open
- Otherwise, take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 185cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Nakiyama: 15cm

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
- Tree Riding Zones are part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 155cm
- Base: 45cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Sunny Way
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 170cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru Romance
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open; lower slopes part open
- 'Lower course through the forest' is closed
- DBD: Gate 1 is open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 157cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses open apart from Giant and Itadaira Ridge

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 70cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Open courses:
- 5 courses open on the Mountain Side
- Village Side is closed

Hakuba Sanosaka
- All lifts are operating

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- 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

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 3rd February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 3rd February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 3rd February 2020
(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 Monday 3rd February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 3rd February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
3rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd February 0cm 4cm 4cm
1st February 0cm 3cm 0cm
31st January 1cm 0cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
29th January 0cm 33cm 2cm
28th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 11cm 40cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 132cm 111cm
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 0cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 102cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 3rd February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
0cm
[102cm]
- - -
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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