Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th May 2015

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 10th May 2015
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Cloudy on mountain, some blue sky
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Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 10th May 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba and to the last Hakuba Now report of 14/15 on this last day of the season for Hakuba Happo-one and Hakuba Goryu.

There's a lot of cloud around the mountains this morning, though a step back and we can see some blue sky from the village and fine weather is forecast so maybe the cloud will clear up. It's been considerably cooler yesterday and overnight - has been a quite chilly start to the day today - and a real contrast to that hot run of weather we had just a short while back. No doubt temperatures will be rising again in the coming weeks.

Strong winds higher up look like they might well stopp the lifts - at least at Goryu - at the start of the day, so please contact the resorts for the latest updates if you plan to get out today. Would be a shame if the weather spoilt the last day.

Whatever happens weather-wise, at the end of today the last lifts at the ski resorts in the area will stop moving for the season. There's still snow up there on the mountains of course and no doubt some will be hiking up there - hopefully all with experienced friends, preparation and care.

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So here we are at the end of a long season.

I remember before the ski lifts opened that rather strong earthquake that shook our area on 22nd November. It was not the start that everyone wanted of course. While it certainly caused serious problems for a group of people, luckily for Hakuba generally the damage was not widespread and aftershocks soon eased off. It was really great to see how the community pulled together.

The season got going and December saw lots of snow falling and some really great conditions... that always asked question 'when is the best time to visit' never gets easier to answer.

Lots more people visited Hakuba from all corners of the world again this last season and that trend will only continue in the coming years.

And here we are now well into May.

For a good look back at the season that was I recommend taking a read through the archived daily Hakuba Now reports. Remember, you can also read through archived reports from previous seasons as well. All of those are easily accessed from the links at the bottom of this page - go take a look. Once you've read through all that lot, perhaps you can try to make up your own mind on how to best answer that 'when is the best time to visit' question!

If you plan on visiting Hakuba over summer - highly recommended by the way - remember that the weather forecasts that are shown on the resort pages of SnowJapan are updated throughout the year. Links to those resort pages can be found on the right side of this page.

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I hope that if you visited Hakuba this season you enjoyed it and if you didn't get to visit... well, I hope that you can get here next season. The Hakuba Now reports will be back updating on SnowJapan from late autumn when the 2015-2016 season is fast approaching.

In the meantime, thanks for reading the reports this year, have a fine summer and I'll see you later in the year.

Cheers.

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Sunday 10th May 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Today is the last day of the season for resorts in Hakuba. 15-16 season due to beging late November.

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January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 111cm 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 619cm 423cm 565cm
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