Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 9th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Sunday 9th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Lots of cloud, some blue sky appearing
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow easing off
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Sunday 9th February 2020, 9:17am
14cm
Saturday 8th February 2020, 8:54am 10cm
Friday 7th February 2020, 9:08am 0cm
Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:32am 8cm
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 8:46am 0cm
Tuesday 4th February 2020, 9:06am 0cm
Monday 3rd February 2020, 9:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 32cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 134cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Sunday 9th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

More snow to report this morning with Happo, 47 and Goryu all reporting 20-25cm of fresh snow on their upper areas.

Check out the numbers that Cortina are reporting though... 60cm! That sure sounds good. (Though quite a few courses over there are closed at the start of the day as they apparently deal with the snow). Tsugaike Kogen are also reporting 45cm of snow up there so it does sound like there has been a lot of fresh over there.

Great news.

With a decent layer of snow across the mountains conditions should be excellent this morning, though wind might a factor (and meaning there'll be wind blow stashes in places).

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 4715cm20cm345cm
Hakuba Cortina5cm10cm370cm
Hakuba Goryu60cm60cm377cm
Hakuba Happo-one10cm25cm485cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



The Hakuba Happo-one accumulation number has risen 40cm today when it was reporting 20cm yesterday. I don't know why that would be... I just thought I'd point that out.

Talking about Happo-one, you can now ski back down to the Gondola base via Riesen as the Shirakaba South Side course area is now open. Hurray! And the top Grat quad is on hold. Booo!

Good to see the upper official snow depths at Hakuba Goryu, 47 and Tsugaike hit the 2m mark.

There's some blue sky appearing in places amongst the clouds right now.

It should be a very good day.

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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:
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Central
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Shirakaba South/North
- Kurobishi Off-Piste
- The base Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South areas are open
- The base Sakka areas are part open
- Otherwise, take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 220cm
- Usagidaira: 150cm
- Nakiyama: 50cm

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: 200cm
- Base: 75cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 210cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 60cm

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
- 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: 205cm
- Maruyama: 60cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 95cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 120cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts apart from Number 8 are operating

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

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 3sen North
- View2
- 5sen South
- Paradise

Open courses:
- 5 courses open on the Mountain Side
- 3 courses open in Village Side

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 9:17am on Sunday 9th 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 Sunday 9th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 9th 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 Sunday 9th 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 Sunday 9th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
9th February 14cm 2cm 0cm
8th February 10cm 3cm 2cm
7th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
6th February 8cm 0cm 8cm
5th February 0cm 1cm 22cm
4th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 6cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 53cm 51cm
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 32cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 134cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 9th 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]
32cm
[134cm]
- - -
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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