Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Thursday 21st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud but some blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Apparently stronger winds remain higher up
Generally pretty good
This report
Thursday 21st January 2016, 8:48am
15cm
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 9:06am 38cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 8:49am 9cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 8:24am 16cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:30am 3cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 8:54am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 83cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 115cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 179cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Thursday 21st January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

A very good morning to you from Hakuba, where there has been another 15cm of fresh snow fall by my place since my report yesterday morning.

It was really coming down hard at times yesterday. Lots of big grins on faces. It was quite funny meeting other locals, where the conversation was almost always something along the lines of 'now this feels more like normal'.

I'm a bit confused by the new snowfall numbers the resorts are talking about this morning as they are less than what fell in my back garden and seen by my own eyes. Anyway, the numbers are all in the respective places below. (Perhaps some of them are just reporting what fell overnight - which was 0cm here at base).

Wind is still an issue this morning unfortunately with only the lower areas of Happo-one open, and the top areas of Goryu/47 and Tsugaike Kogen also affected at the time of writing this report. Hopefully that will ease off and they can get open.

After all, with all this fresh snowfall everyone is very keep to get up there and start enjoying it.

Today should be a very good day.

Do check the forecast as well - heavy snowfall is expected over the weekend.

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Happo-one got their night skiing going last night on the Nakiyama slopes. Good to hear.

In my report tomorrow I'll run down the 'nighta' options that are available at the Hakuba resorts.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Thursday 21st January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0-5cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday.
Currently the Line E lifts is on hold with Route 8 not yet open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 200cm
Base: 70cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 5cm on upper areas.
All upper and Toomi areas are now normally open but strong winds this morning have the Alps Number 1 and 3 lifts currently on hold, and the Panorama and Grand Prix Courses closed.
All courses in the Iimori area apart from the Snow Diving and Adventure courses are now open.
Lift info:
Wind affecting the Alps Number 1 and 3 lifts at time of writing.
Official snow depth
Alps: 195cm
Toomi: 85cm
Iimori: 100cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Strong winds are unfortunately preventing the upper areas of the resort from opening again this morning - lower lifts and courses only at the time of writing.
Enough snow now for the lower slopes to be open.
Lift info:
Lower lifts currently operating are the Nakiyama 2, Nakiyama 3, Shirakaba Number 1 and 2 pair lifts, Kokusai 1, Sakka Number 2 pair, Sakka Number 3 triple lift, Sakka Kita One quad and Kita One Number 3.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 165cm
Nakiyama: 55cm
Sakka: 30cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Course information unconfirmed at time of writing.
Lift info:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair plan to be operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 174cm
Base: 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most of the resort is open this morning though a few lifts affected...
Lift info:
Gondola and top Tsuga Number 2 and Han-no-ki lifts not operating at the time of writing
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 215cm
Maruyama: 80cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 10cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
Both Village Side and Mountain Side areas part open.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 150cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth:
70cm
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift and 8 of the 12 courses are open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
55cm
All 5 lifts are operating though some courses are not yet open.

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Thursday 21st January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lift disruptions due to wind

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 21st January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st January 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 Thursday 21st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st January 15cm 0cm 15cm
20th January 38cm 15cm 0cm
19th January 9cm 1cm 5cm
18th January 16cm 20cm 0cm
17th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
16th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
15th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 83cm 46cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 82cm 52cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 115cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 179cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 21st January 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
115cm
[179cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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