Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd May 2012

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:09am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, rain
Base temp:

Top temp:
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
wind condition
This report
Thursday 3rd May 2012, 10:09am
Wednesday 2nd May 2012, 9:14am ---
Tuesday 1st May 2012, 9:22am ---
Saturday 28th April 2012, 9:16am ---
Friday 27th April 2012, 11:25am ---
Thursday 26th April 2012, 9:20am ---
Wednesday 25th April 2012, 9:37am ---
Last 7 reports (total): ---
Last 14 reports (total): ---
Current month (May 2012) total: ---
season so far total: ---

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

More rain this morning I'm afraid and the forecast tells us to expect rain for pretty much all of today and tomorrow as well. Having said that, where I am it has actually eased off in the last 30 minutes or so and the clouds seem to have moved up higher as well - just a lull perhaps. At least the winds aren't crazy strong as they are in some parts of Japan today.

It's a bit cooler again with the rain and cloud cover and about 14C at the moment - so similar to yesterday.

The good news is that this rain and hopefully the clouds too should clear up by the weekend, and so the last part of the second part of Golden Week (!) should be good. It would be really nice to be able to end the season with good weather conditions.

At Goryu, the snow on the lower slopes has now melted away enough for them to not allow you to ski down to the base area any more - you now have to get the Gondola back down at the end of the day. Which is the case at all four resorts that remain open actually.

4 days to go!

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 3rd May 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola and Alps daira No 1-4 lifts are all operating. You need to get the Gondola back down.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 135cm

Hakuba 47:
Top areas open - you need to get the Gondola back down to base - lower Route 1 and Route 7 now closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 65cm
Lower - 10m

Top areas open (lower slopes now all closed) - you need to get the Gondola back down to base.
Lifts normally operating daily until 6th May are:
Grat quad
Alpen quad
Panorama pair
Skyline No2 pair
Kurobishi No2 quad
Kokusai No3 pair
Usagidaira pair
Kurobishi No3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 110cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Planned lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 160cm


Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen all plan to remain open until Sunday 6th May.

The Hakuba Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake, Sanosaka and Minekata resorts are all now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 10:09am on Thursday 3rd May 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Goryu, 47, Happo and Tsugaike remain open. See report for more details.

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
This report
Thursday 3rd May 2012
Friday 4th May 2012
2020-2021 UPDATES
Information about how we update information on SnowJapan and our plans for 2020-2021

In the meantime if you are interested in ski areas from Japan's past, please check the new SnowJapanHistory
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Zao Now 8cm
Friday 17th April 2020, 7:53am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Saturday 30th May 2020, 10:10am
Geto Kogen Now 3cm
Friday 24th April 2020, 8:18am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 23rd April 2020, 5:30pm
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 7:08am
Madarao Now 0cm
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 9:15am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Friday 17th April 2020, 8:16am
Niseko Now 0cm
Sunday 19th April 2020, 8:34am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 5th April 2020, 9:01am
Myoko Now 9cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 10:24am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 13th April 2020, 8:08am
Aizu Bandai Now 4cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 7:23am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Saturday 18th April 2020, 7:27am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Cultural Experiences
Hakuba Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Hakuba Now by clicking on the month