Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th 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 8th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow, perhaps easing off
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Friday 8th January 2021, 9:42am
17cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 9:05am 0cm
Wednesday 6th January 2021, 8:31am 2cm
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 8:55am 3cm
Monday 4th January 2021, 9:10am 2cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 9:20am 5cm
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 9:20am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 60cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 210cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 8th January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Lots of snow being reported from the mountains this morning... Happo-one saying there's 35cm of fresh up on Kuroboshi. I'm confused with the numbers being reported by Happo-one from Usagidaira: 35+cm, says the official facebook page, but the official website shows just 12cm. Hmmm. Answers on a postcard please. Still, all good decent snowfall. I have learnt not to dwell on these things. Cortina is reporting over 30cm top to bottom.

There's a nice layer of snow down in the village too. It's a cold and snowy morning with wind blown snow in varying amounts everywhere you look.

We should be getting further snow through tomorrow with some chance of some sun peeking through starting from Sunday.

Should be excellent snow conditions out there.

Here's the totals table.

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47350cm
Hakuba Cortina478cm
Hakuba Goryu468cm
Hakuba Happo-one426cm
Tsugaike Kogen447cm



Individual ski area data: Friday 8th 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: 35cm
- Usagidaira: 12cm
- Nakiyama: 10cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 295cm
- Usagidaira: 214cm
- Nakiyama: 90cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 30cm
- Base: 25cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 125cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Iimori: 15cm
Official snow depth:
- Alps: ?cm
- Toomi: ?cm
- Iimori: 100cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 30+cm
- Base: 30+cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 250cm
- Base: 170cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Official snow depth:
- Top: 278cm
- Base: 120cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- Base: 90cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 245cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- 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)

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Friday 8th 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 8th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 8th 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 8th 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 8th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
8th January 17cm 0cm 5cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th January 2cm 0cm 5cm
5th January 3cm 16cm 1cm
4th January 2cm 5cm 0cm
3rd January 5cm 4cm 3cm
2nd January 6cm 2cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 27cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 37cm 70cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 60cm 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 210cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th 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]
60cm
[210cm]
- - - -
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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