Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 9:35am
6cm
Monday 20th January 2020, 8:52am 4cm
Sunday 19th January 2020, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 18th January 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 17th January 2020, 9:12am 0cm
Thursday 16th January 2020, 9:14am 4cm
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 8:48am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 59cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

More good news from Hakuba this morning, and I am indeed revved up. Though kind of wishing I could be out for first tracks. ;)

I was up at Happo-one yesterday; it got windy in the afternoon they had to close the upper lifts.

This morning there is fresh snow on the ground. I have measured 6cm of fresh snowfall at base and the resorts are generally reporting around 5cm at base and 15-20cm up top.

The Hakuba Cortina resort is showing 30cm up top and 30cm at base too, which is interesting. I like the sound of that, whatever!

Here is the data table for this morning:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 475cm15cm276cm
Hakuba Cortina30cm30cm223cm
Hakuba Goryu5cm20cm279cm
Hakuba Happo-one5cm20cm352cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



There is a bit of a northerly wind this morning but all resorts look like they are open as planned.

The snowfall should ease off during the day today and sunshine is forecast for tomorrow.

Thursday and Friday is going to bring some warmth to most of Japan (boooo) but we can hope for a colder weekend, perhaps with more fresh snow.

Have fun. Take care.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- Riesen Grat
- Panorama
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3
- Kita-one
- Nakiyama South
- Olympic Course
- Sakka South
- Sakka North
- The base Nakiyama South and Sakka areas are now open
- You can also take the Gondola or other lifts back down

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 180cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Nakiyama: 30cm

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 are part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 165cm
- Base: 60cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Sunny Way
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 160cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 1 quad
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Champion quad
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner IV
- Kane-no-naru-oka Number 11 Romance

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open
- Lower course through the forest closed
- DBD not available yet

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 150cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Operating courses:
- Mostly open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 70cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All four lifts are operating

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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 9:35am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort information

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 21st January 2020
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st January 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 Tuesday 21st January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
21st January 6cm 22cm 0cm
20th January 4cm 3cm 0cm
19th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th January 0cm 17cm 0cm
17th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 4cm 5cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 47cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 79cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 59cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total - 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st January 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
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
59cm
[91cm]
- - - -
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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