Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd April 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 23rd April 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
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Current month (April 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 420cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 23rd April 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

We got some cloud in the middle of the day yesterday but it remained bright and sunny and we finished off with clear blue skies before it got dark.

It's another beautiful start to the day today and it will be another fine spring day with a high of about 18C in the village.

Similar conditions tomorrow too, especially in the morning. We can probably expect some rain on Sunday along with a bit of a dip in temps.

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Hey, Happo-one have extended their season!

Originally their planned closing date was Wednesday 5th May, but they are now planning to be open until Sunday 9th May. (If remaining snow/conditions allow them to). Interesting. As far as I am aware, the other three will be closing at the end of Wednesday, though I'll keep an eye out for any changes.

That extension also means that I'll be posting an extra four reports - I want to post a report every day of the season.

I was just thinking about that the other day actually. Last season was... difficult. It really wasn't much fun reporting on the 2019-2020 winter season. This year writing the reports every day has been a much more pleasant experience. The covid-related stuff has of course been challenging for everyone and meant that many of you unfortunately haven't been able to visit.

Writing the reports has probably helped me get through it all with a (fairly) clear head, and I think it is good to have a full record of the season.

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Individual ski area data: Friday 23rd April 2021
The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning.

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts (planned):
- Grat quad
- Alpen quad
- Adam Gondola
- Panorama pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Kokusai Number 1 lift (only open weekends and 29th April through 5th May)

Open courses (planned):
- Riesen Grat
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Upper Urakuro
- Panorama
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 0cm
- Usagidaira: 0cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 140cm
- Usagidaira: 87cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts (planned):
- Gondola
- Line AB pair
- Line C quad
- Line E pair

Open courses (planned):
- All main courses apart from R-7 remain open
- You can still ski/board back to base
- Beginners are advised to get the Gondola back down

Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 15cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts (planned):
- Planned operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair (only open weekends & Golden Week)

Open courses (planned):
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 0cm
- Iimori: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Upper: 140cm
- Iimori: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts (planned):
- Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair

Open courses (planned):
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-no-ki
- Base runs all closed - you need to get the Gondola back down to base

Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm

Official snow depth:
- Top: 129cm
- Base: 0cm

Planned closing date:
- Wednesday 5th May


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Other ski areas in the region are now closed


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Total snowfall accumulation on upper areas:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)
* Numbers reported by ski areas

Hakuba 47832cm
Hakuba Cortina915cm
Hakuba Goryu1083cm
Hakuba Happo-one867cm
Tsugaike Kogen985cm


The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table is the total amount of snowfall that the ski areas have themselves reported from the upper areas of their resort since the beginning of the season. We manually check and update this official data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report. Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We have no control over the data. 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.


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Photos (below):

- Hakuba 47
- Hakuba Happo-one
- Hakuba Goryu

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Friday 23rd April 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 23rd April 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
23rd April 0cm - 0cm
22nd April 0cm - 0cm
21st April 0cm - 0cm
20th April 0cm - 0cm
19th April 0cm - 0cm
18th April 0cm - 0cm
17th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 3cm 5cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 150cm 28cm 112cm
January observed snowfall total 165cm 70cm 207cm
February observed snowfall total 102cm 73cm 33cm
March observed snowfall total 3cm 46cm 47cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 2cm 21cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 420cm 223cm 420cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd April 2021
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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
102cm
[417cm]
3cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
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2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
70cm
[102cm]
73cm
[175cm]
46cm
[221cm]
2cm
[223cm]
-
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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