Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 14th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light
Limited in places on mountain. But it's snowing! Happy.
This report
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:15am
4cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 7:33am 0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 9:02am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 9:50am 2cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:04am 5cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 9:06am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 32cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 96cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 14th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello and a good morning to you from Hakuba.

Yesterday was a fine day weather wise. Some nice blue skies and clouds, with more of the clouds gathering later in the day.

I'm happy to report some more fresh snow this morning after snowfall overnight. Resorts around the valley are reporting between a few cm at base areas and up to 13cm higher up this morning after snowfall overnight. Modest numbers for sure and we were actually hoping for more (aren't we always!), but they all count.

As has been the theme for the season so far, go high for the best conditions.

Sometimes recently I have been almost wary of looking at the forecast, but today I look and it shows some real promise. We are expecting snow to continue falling today and tomorrow but take a look at Monday and Tuesday on the forecast (below).

'Heavy snow' over the period of two days. Now that sounds fantastic. A few days of heavy snowfall would really make a difference. Please happen!

Are we about to see the winter switch be turned on proper? Let's hoping, as they say.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Thursday 14th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper areas.
All courses apart from Route 7 officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 155cm
Base: 30cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper area.
Panorama, Grand Prix, Super Course, Champion Dynamic and Woody Courses in upper area; the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area are planned to be open today.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Toomi Number 1 pair lift
Toomi Number 2 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 155cm
Toomi: 50cm
Iimori: 40cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 10cm of new snowfall.
Grat (part), Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One and Riesen Slalom areas are planned to be open, lower course areas still closed.
Take one of the Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Sakka Kita-one quad or Nakiyama Number 3 triple lifts to get back down to base.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Grat quad lift
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 110cm
Nakiyama: 35cm
Sakka: 15cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 7cm of fresh snowfall at base and 13cm higher up.
The courses at Cortina that remain closed are: Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Itadaria Ridge and Giant.
All other courses are now open.
Planned lifts:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair lift now operating
Official snow depth
Top: 135cm
Base: 75cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Almost all of the lifts at Tsugaike Kogen are now operating.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 134cm
Maruyama: 40cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 5cm of fresh snowfall.
The North and East courses on Mountain Side are currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
3Sen Line North
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 65cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
40cm
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift are operating and 8 of the 12 courses are open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth
30cm
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift, Number 2 quad and Number 5 pair lifts operating.

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Thursday 14th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts still limited due to the snow situation. One decent sustained snowfall would do wonders!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 14th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th January 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 14th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
14th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 35cm 1cm
11th January 2cm 1cm 3cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
9th January 5cm 0cm 15cm
8th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 36cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 63cm 73cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 32cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 96cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th January 2016
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
32cm
[96cm]
- - - -
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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