Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 20th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Bringing snow
wind condition
And wind
visibility condition
Limited
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Friday 20th March 2020, 9:14am
2cm
Thursday 19th March 2020, 8:46am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 27cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 202cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Friday 20th March 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Winter hasn't given up yet.

Hakuba Happo-one are reporting 5-10cm of snow on their upper areas (and the Grad quad lift is closed at the start of the day due to wind I presume).

Hakuba 47 are talking about 10cm of snowfall on their social media but there's no 'official' numbers to go in the chart below. One does not know why.

Hold on a minute. I missed this yesterday, my apologies ---- Hakuba Cortina has re-opened. Which is great to hear. Today they have their Number 2 and 4 lifts operating.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm514cm
Hakuba Cortina [RE-OPENED]2cm2cm561cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm5cm557cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm5cm (Usagidaira)
10cm (Kurobishi)
767cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



.....But the snow that they (Cortina) got, which is allowing them to re-open, does not seem to have been recorded in the official total accumulation numbers.

So that means that there is effectively a chunk of cm of snow that will forever be missed out of the Cortina numbers. Unless they plug them in there later.

In the season-long tradition of trying to report 2019-2020, nothing has been easy! (Says tired reporter with a sort of smile on face). :)

And from me, that's it. Have a good day.

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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: 205cm
- Usagidaira: 155cm
- Nakiyama: 60cm

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: 195cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating except:
- Alps Number 2/4
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Iimori Number 1 pair
- Iimori Number 6 pair
- Cosmo Four

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 190cm
- Toomi: 60cm
- Iimori: 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori (upper): 210cm
- Han-no-ki: 200cm
- Lower Kane-no-oka areas are now closed
- Mid areas of the resort largely only part open

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 55cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 90cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 50cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 100cm

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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 Friday 20th 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 Friday 20th March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 20th 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 Friday 20th 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 Friday 20th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
20th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 20cm 24cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 20cm 33cm 1cm
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 27cm 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 202cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th 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]
27cm
[202cm]
- -
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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