Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 12th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny blue skies
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 8:33am
0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 9:05am 14cm
Monday 10th February 2020, 9:05am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 46cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 148cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Wednesday 12th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning all.

Check out the images below. Photos can't do it justice but you'll get an idea of how amazing the Hakuba mountains are looking this morning.

No fresh snow is being reported since yesterday, but it is a cold start to the day and it should be a great morning. Might be some icy conditions early on.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm385cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm460cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm417cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm530cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



It is however due to warm up and through until around Sunday some rather mild/warm conditions are on the forecasts as well as occasional rain. That will be disappointing after the snowfalls of the last week.

All the more reason to get out and enjoy the conditions this morning.

The good news is that from Monday temperatures should be diving back down and snow is forecast again.

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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 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Base areas apart from Nakiyama North and Kokusai are open
- You can still also take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 225cm
- Usagidaira: 150cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

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: 225cm
- Base: 80cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating apart from Toomi Number 2 pair

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 235cm
- Toomi: 90cm
- Iimori: 65cm

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
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II (maintenance)
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- All areas now open
- DBD: Gates 1, 2, 3 and 4 are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 210cm
- Maruyama: 60cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 85cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 130cm

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
- View2
- 5sen South
- SAWA
- Paradise

Open courses:
- 8 courses open on the Mountain Side
- 4 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 8:33am on Wednesday 12th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual resort info

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 12th 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 Wednesday 12th 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 Wednesday 12th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
12th February 0cm 4cm 18cm
11th February 14cm 0cm 3cm
10th February 0cm 7cm 0cm
9th February 14cm 2cm 0cm
8th February 10cm 3cm 2cm
7th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
6th February 8cm 0cm 8cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 16cm 34cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 24cm 65cm
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 46cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 148cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th 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]
46cm
[148cm]
- - -
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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