Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:06am on Wednesday 18th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Varied
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Wednesday 18th March 2020, 9:06am
8cm
Tuesday 17th March 2020, 8:51am 4cm
Monday 16th March 2020, 8:48am 6cm
Sunday 15th March 2020, 8:49am 0cm
Saturday 14th March 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 13th March 2020, 8:52am 0cm
Thursday 12th March 2020, 9:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 25cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 200cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Wednesday 18th March 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It's mid March and....

Hold on, let me just check the calendar.

Yes, it is indeed the middle of March.

And this morning Hakuba Happo-one is reporting a whopping 60cm of snowfall on it's upper Kurobishi upper area and 45cm at Usagidaira.

I kid you not.

Other areas also reporting impressive numbers. Here they are:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 4720cm40cm474cm
Hakuba Cortina [CLOSED]--561cm [at closing]
Hakuba Goryu15cm35cm (Toomi)522cm
Hakuba Happo-one10cm60cm (Kurobishi)
45cm (Usagidaira)
707cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



Nuts!

But good nuts.

(That sounds kind of weird... sorry).

But if you are here today, well, have fun! I am pretty sure you will.

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Individual ski resort information
The below information is checked from official sources 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 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Central
- Olympic II
- Kita-one
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Shirakaba North
- Sakka
- Omusubi off-piste
- Kurobishi off-piste
- Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South base areas are open; others closed
- You can also take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 185
- Nakiyama: 70

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: upper area part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 225cm
- Base: 75cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating except:
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Champion Expert
- All of the Iimori area (apart from Soft Cream which remains open)

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 200cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori (upper): 220cm
- Han-no-ki: 185cm
- Lower Kane-no-oka areas are now closed
- Mid areas of the resort largely only part open

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 95cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 120cm

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Now closed

- Hakuba Cortina
- Hakuba Sanosaka
- Jigatake

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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 9:06am on Wednesday 18th March 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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 18th March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 18th March 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 18th March 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 18th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th March 8cm 4cm 0cm
17th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 6cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 20cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 26cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 33cm 2cm
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 73cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total 25cm 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 200cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th March 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]
73cm
[175cm]
25cm
[200cm]
- -
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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