Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 13th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied, limited in places
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This report
Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:01am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 46cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 148cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 13th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello from Hakuba.

Not good news this morning, I'm afraid.

Rain since last night. But hopefully it will ease off this morning. That would be good.

Annoying as it may be, we are going to have to put up with current warmer conditions over the next few days.

It was a lovely day yesterday actually, if a bit - dare I say it - 'spring-like'. Hakuba 47 were reporting a 'honto-ni?!' double-take-required temp of +12C in the afternoon yesterday. I want to complain to someone!!

It's a bit mad how quickly it has switched from being really very cold to really very warm.

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



Unchanged data for today.

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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: 210cm
- Usagidaira: 140cm
- 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: 215cm
- Base: 75cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating apart from Toomi Number 2 pair
- That lift will be open daily from 15th February

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 225cm
- Toomi: 85cm
- 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
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- 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: 50cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 75cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses plan to be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- 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
- 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 9:01am on Thursday 13th February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 13th 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 Thursday 13th 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 Thursday 13th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
13th February 0cm 3cm 13cm
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
Previous 7 days total 38cm 19cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 27cm 73cm
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 Thursday 13th 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
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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