Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 9th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate NNW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 8:36am
22cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:42am 5cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 8:49am 5cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:43am 1cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:45am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 52cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 164cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

[Updated at 9:30am]

A very good morning to you from Hakuba.

Now this is what we want. Heavy snowfall with some resorts reporting 50cm of fresh snowfall. I like the sound of that.

First off, the headlines and what the ski resorts are reporting:

Hakuba Cortina: 50cm (base); 50+cm (top)
Hakuba Happo-one: 30cm (top of Riesen quad)
Hakuba 47: 30-35cm
Hakuba Goryu: 15-20cm
Tsugaike: they don't give out numbers, but they are adding 50cm to the snow depth of top areas

Some lifts may well be affected by the current conditions so I advise checking before going. The only thing I can find right now is that Cortina is only part open and some lifts affected at Tsugaike and Goryu. But others appear to be open.

Limited visibility. Heavy snowfall. Extra care needed. Be careful out there.

Tomorrow should be both calmer and clearer. In fact, perhaps a perfect day to be out on the slopes.

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It appears that Hakuba 47 are opening their Kamoshika tree riding zone area from today

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 9th January 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 215cm
- Usagidaira: 155cm
- Nakiyama: 80cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Riesen Grat
- Urakuro and Omusubi off-piste areas not yet open

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 195cm
- Toomi: 95cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Notes:
- All course areas open apart from Adventure and the ungroomed tree area

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 195cm
- Base: 80cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open
- 'Osaru' Tree Riding Zone is open
- 'Kamoshika' to open today maybe

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 195cm
- Han-no-ki: 180cm
- Maruyama: 80cm
- Shirakaba: 100cm
- Champion: 80cm
- Oya-no-hara: 80cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 150cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 120cm
- Village Side: 50cm

Notes:
- Both the Mountain Side and Village Side are part open

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 155cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open apart from Expert
- All lifts apart from Number 1 and 7 are operating

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 100cm

Notes:
- All courses areas are now open
- All lifts apart from Number 8 are operating

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 60cm

Notes:
- All lifts are operating

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in the Nakiyama base area (Nakiyama Number 2 pair lift)
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6:00pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays and certain holidays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Kane-no-naru-oka area from 6:00pm until 8:50pm on 1st, 5th, 12th 13th January
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 1st, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January; 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 9th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Current conditions affecting some resorts

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 9th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
9th January 22cm 2cm 5cm
8th January 5cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th January 5cm 0cm 3cm
5th January 1cm 3cm 1cm
4th January 0cm 5cm 0cm
3rd January 3cm 34cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 44cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 104cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 52cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 164cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 9th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
52cm
[164cm]
- - - -
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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