Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 16th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Thursday 16th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, some cloud hanging around
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Thursday 16th January 2020, 9:14am
4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 49cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 81cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Thursday 16th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

Snow falling in the afternoon and evening yesterday - and falling very nicely at times in the evening... everyone egging it on!

Alas it just doesn't seem to want to keep going and continuing and really building up.

Still, result. I have just over 4cm to report from base and we have another 5-10cm being reported from around the resorts this morning. Here are the numbers:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 475cm10cm256cm
Hakuba Cortina5cm10cm203cm
Hakuba Goryu5cm10cm259cm
Hakuba Happo-one?cm15cm327cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



(It would seem that according to the ski resorts, the snow arrives in units of 5cm. I'd live it to be in units of 1cm, or at least know how those numbers are in more details...but it is the way it is!)

Sounds like it was rather windy overnight on mountain and so there will be areas of more and less up there. Should be some nice conditions to find.

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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: 180cm
- Usagidaira: 115cm
- Nakiyama: 30cm

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: 145cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu

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

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 145cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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 3 quad
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 1 quad
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner IV
- Kane-no-naru-oka Number 11 romance

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:
- A few courses restrictions (Giant on hold currently)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 55cm

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 9:14am on Thursday 16th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort info

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 16th 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 Thursday 16th 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 Thursday 16th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
16th January 4cm 5cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 21cm 10cm 49cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 46cm 93cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 49cm 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 81cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 16th 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]
49cm
[81cm]
- - - -
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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