Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:50am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and foggy conditions, but due to clear
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
The rain has stopped! Can it stay stopped!?
wind condition
Light NNE
Limited on mountain
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This report
Tuesday 21st April 2015, 9:50am
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Monday 20th April 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Sunday 19th April 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 18th April 2015, 8:57am 0cm
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Thursday 16th April 2015, 8:05am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 1cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 619cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It was a quiet day yesterday. Can't blame people for not getting out there in the far-from-nice weather conditions. Must say, I'm getting a bit tired of talking about rain...

And it was still raining earlier this morning though by the time I come to put this report together it has stopped. No more please!

On to the good news. Better weather is on the way. And we might even get some sunshine today as well later on along with a warm up from the not-cold-but-feels-a-bit-chilly start to the day. For now there's lots of cloud and fog and poor visibility, but it's due to quickly improve this morning.

And for the week ahead the forecasts mostly say we'll see the sun and it'll be fairly warm.

Just over two weeks left now with Golden Week ahead of us. If my memory is correct, we often have really nice and warm weather over Golden Week. This year the chunk of holidays comes from Saturday 2nd May until Wednesday 6th May. Before that, next week, Wednesday 29th April is also a national holiday. Here's to fine weather for it.

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We have done a bit of re-arranging of the resort-specific information below - and will continue to do what we can to keep that up to date each day.

Please do check it daily for updated info on each of the resorts.

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Official snow depth numbers and planned operations. Subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
You can still ski down to base using the Toomi area.
The lower Iimori area is now closed.
The following lifts remain open:
- Hakuba Goryu Telecabin Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lifts

** Official snow depth:
Alps Daira - 190cm
Toomi - 45cm

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Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
Currently all open (top to bottom) apart from a small lower part of R7.
Tree Riding Zone now closed for the season.
The following lifts remain open:
- Gondola
- Pair lift Line AB
- Quad lift Line C
- High speed pair Line E

** Official snow depth:
Upper - 185cm
Lower - 45cm

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Happo-one:
Happo-one plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
The top area of the resort remains open - all lower areas now closed, so you need to take the Gondola back down.
The following lifts remain open:
- Adam Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Grat quad
- Panorama pair
- Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair
The Kurobishi Number 3 pair, Kokusai Number 1 pair and Saka Kita One quad lifts will be operating again from 25th April.

Happo will be having a 'yuki asobi' (play in the snow) event from 25th April until 10th May when the ski resort closes. Sakka Kitaone Quad will be open. Snowshoeing, snowrafting, snowsleding and Kitaone Onsen will be operating. The onsen is located in between Indian Summer Café & Happo Banks. The Onsen, Indian Summer Kafe & Sakka Kitaone Quad lift only will be operating until 31st May 2015. Snow activities will cease on 10th May.

** Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 140cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
Top areas and part of Maruyama and Oya-no-hara courses remain open.
The following lifts remain open:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway

** Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori - 260cm

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Other resorts in the area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Tuesday 21st April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited spring operations - more details in the report above

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December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 111cm 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 619cm 423cm 565cm
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122cm
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[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
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[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
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