Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow easing off this morning
wind condition
NNE
OK
This report
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 8:40am
23cm
Monday 29th February 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Sunday 28th February 2016, 8:50am 2cm
Saturday 27th February 2016, 8:41am 5cm
Friday 26th February 2016, 8:52am 0cm
Thursday 25th February 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 24th February 2016, 8:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 23cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 307cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Excellent news this morning.

Check out these numbers being reported by resorts around the village:

Hakuba Cortina: 45-50cm of fresh snowfall
Hakuba Goryu: 20-40cm of fresh snowfall
Hakuba 47: up to 40cm of fresh snowfall
Hakuba Happo-one: 20cm of fresh snowfall at base

Top marks going to Cortina with up to 50cm of fresh snow being reported over there (problem is, they aren't fully open as they cope with the new snowfall and also deal with avalanche risks).

There's also some upper lift disruption this morning at Happo-one, Goryu and 47 and Tsugaike Kogen due to strong winds.

But I think even with the wind most of us are just really happy to see some decent mid-winter like snowfall again. And with a decent cover of fresh snow everywhere, you should find good conditions wherever you choose to ride this morning.

The snow is expected to ease off sometime this morning leaving us with just cloudy skies and it should remain cold. The sun might be out tomorrow and if it keeps cold and winds calm then it should be a top day to be on the snow.

There's not much snow on the weekly forecast beyond today other than a few scattered showers here and there, and as we approach the weekend temperatures are set to rise and it get warm again.

My osusume (recommendation) -- enjoy this fresh snow now, while you can!

See you out there.

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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 8:30am on Tuesday 1st March 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 20-40cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
Some lifts including the gondola on hold currently due to strong winds.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 235cm
Base: 135cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 40cm on upper areas this morning.
The Hakuba Goryu Gondola remains closed as they deal with an incident in the station.
Top lifts on hold at the start of the day due to strong winds.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 265cm
Toomi: 130cm
Iimori: 100cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall at village base, more on mountain.
Top areas closed at start of day due to strong wind conditions.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 220cm
Nakiyama: 80cm
Sakka: 60cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 45-50cm of fresh snowfall this morning!
Looks like some course closures this morning as they deal with all the snow and avalanche danger - check with them before going!
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (8pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 185cm
Base: 100cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Top areas and lifts on hold this morning due to strong winds.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 270cm
Maruyama: 80cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 100cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Parts of the Mountain Side not open (Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, Five Side, View A, View B).
An event is currently being held on areas of the Village Side.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 160cm
Lower: 60cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses apart from Snake are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 1st March 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some top lifts on hold this morning due to strong winds

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st March 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 Tuesday 1st March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st March 23cm 3cm 0cm
29th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th February 2cm 10cm 0cm
27th February 5cm 3cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 31cm 16cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 27cm 32cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 23cm 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 307cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st March 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
23cm
[307cm]
- -
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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