Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:59am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied, generally fair and improving
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This report
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 8:59am
0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2021, 9:09am 2cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 9:16am 5cm
Sunday 10th January 2021, 9:12am 7cm
Saturday 9th January 2021, 9:29am 30cm
Friday 8th January 2021, 9:42am 17cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 9:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 132cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 104cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 254cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

There has been lots of cloud about but increasingly some blue sky appearing this morning. It might clear up to be a fine day.

The next few days are going to give us some milder temperatures - hopefully not too much - and perhaps quite a lot of sun, with a return to snow clouds over the weekend.

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Sometimes, in recent years, various people have had a bit of a grumble about there being 'too many people' around. It feels a bit the other way now... a bit... lonely. (Just like with the snow and weather situation, these things can never be 100% perfect, can they?)

With the 'state of emergency' being declared in Tokyo and surrounding areas, and with Osaka joining in today, many people are clearly putting off their trip to the snow. There being lots of snow just makes that all the more agonising for everyone.

Deary me. But we must keep on moving on and not be beat. Gambarimasho!

Here are the totals:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Hakuba 47430cm
Hakuba Cortina544cm
Hakuba Goryu548cm
Hakuba Happo-one507cm
Tsugaike Kogen557cm



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Individual ski area data: Wednesday 13th January 2021

All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 4cm
- Usagidaira: 2cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 330cm
- Usagidaira: 234cm
- Nakiyama: 120cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 5cm
- Base: 5cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 145cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 5cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 330cm
- Iimori: 120cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 3cm
- Base: 3cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 200cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 290cm
- Base: 150cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 90cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 275cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 110cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Cortina
5:00pm until 9:00pm
9th-10th January

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

Tsugaike Kogen
6:00pm until 9:00pm
9th-10th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
13th, 20th, 27th February 2021
Karamatsu and Shirakaba areas

Night skiing is not planned at other ski areas during the 2020-2021 season


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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. 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.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Hakuba Goryu (upper)

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open

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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 13th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 13th January 2021
(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 13th January 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Wednesday 13th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
13th January 0cm 8cm 0cm
12th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 5cm 0cm 3cm
10th January 7cm 4cm 2cm
9th January 30cm 0cm 22cm
8th January 17cm 0cm 5cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 12cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 132cm 41cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 104cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total - 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total - 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 254cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th January 2021
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
104cm
[254cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
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]
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