Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th January 2020

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba & Otari region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Lots of cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow in places, especially as you get higher; more due
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Bit limited on mountain
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This report
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 8:48am
0cm
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 8:52am 5cm
Monday 13th January 2020, 9:25am 8cm
Sunday 12th January 2020, 9:22am 0cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 7:13am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 9:59am 4cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 9:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 45cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 77cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Yesterday there was some periods of blue sky opening up and even a bit of sunshine in the morning, but it was mostly a cloudy day with hardly any wind.

No fresh snowfall is being reported from around the resorts this morning, with the total snowfall being reported by the reports for the season now ranging from 203cm to 325cm (in the four that I currently feature in the below table):

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm256cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm203cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm259cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm325cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



I don't know why but the numbers for Tsugaike Kogen do not seem to be updating (by that, I mean the source information that I manually check). I will ask a few questions about it, but for now in order to avoid misunderstandings I am taking the Tsugaike Kogen row out of the above data table. Don't worry, I will re-instate it once it gets updating again.

This morning it is mostly cloudy with some light snow in places too.

Most importantly we are expecting snowfall today. So, come on... over this way, please!

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I am noticing that the Tsugaike Ropeway is being shown as operating this morning, but scouring the Tsugaike website I cannot find any associated details. I will try to follow up on that.

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Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3
- Nakiyama South also part open so you can ski/board back to base over on that side area
- Otherwise, take lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 175cm
- Usagidaira: 125cm
- Nakiyama: 40cm

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 not yet available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 130cm
- Base: 40cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Champion Dynamic
- Champion Expert
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Merry Land
- Powder Snow

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 130cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga-no-mori Number 1
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 1 quad
- Champion quad
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open
- DBD not available yet

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 140cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 15cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Operating courses:
- Some courses restrictions (Ikenota Forest, Giant, Rabbit, Snake, Kamoshika are closed)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 115cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 and 10 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All four 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 8:48am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort information

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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 15th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 15th January 2020
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 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 15th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 5cm 0cm 13cm
13th January 8cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
11th January 0cm 3cm 18cm
10th January 4cm 2cm 8cm
9th January 0cm 22cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 27cm 51cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 57cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 45cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total - 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 77cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 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]
45cm
[77cm]
- - - -
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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