Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 23rd February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Quite windy NW
visibility condition
Generally poor
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This report
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9:10am
7cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 9:25am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:53am 0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 9:30am 2cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:02am 8cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 9:16am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 63cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 165cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Ah, fresh snow overnight! Don't you just love it.

This morning resorts are reporting around 5cm in base areas and some rather varying amounts from upper areas, the most being reported by Happo-one (25cm at Kurobishi). The Tsugaike guys are reporting 30-40cm in wind-blown areas; icy in others.

So yes, wind is an issue this morning. Unfortunately it is stopping the gondola and top areas of Happo-one to be open - so early morning at least we can't get up to that fresh snow. Other resorts appear to be opening as normal though there may be some slower-than-usual lift speeds.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 475cm10cm400cm
Hakuba Cortina3cm5cm471cm
Hakuba Goryu?cm?cm432cm
Hakuba Happo-one5cm10cm(Usagidaira)
25cm (Kurobishi)
550cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



I have measured 7cm in my place and backed that up with a few other measurements around base here.

Great to see fresh snow. Some may find conditions rather challenging today, but tomorrow clearer skies and sunshine is forecast so should be a good day. It's a holiday for many too.

Keep on snowing please. Take care and enjoy!

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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
- Kurobishi off-piste
- Omusubi 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: 195cm
- Usagidaira: 125cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

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: 170cm
- Base: 55cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating

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

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 185cm
- Toomi: 75cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 155cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm
- All courses open
- DBD gates 1, 2 and 3 open

Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 141cm
- Base: 62cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 90cm
- All courses open

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 70cm
- Most courses open

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 100cm
- Part open

Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth & info:
- Top: 60cm
- All courses open

Jigatake

- Top: 10cm
- Closed

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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 9:10am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind affecting some lifts - see above and check before heading out!

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 23rd February 2020
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 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 Sunday 23rd February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd February 7cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 3cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th February 8cm 0cm 15cm
17th February 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 1cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 20cm 60cm
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 63cm 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 165cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 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]
63cm
[165cm]
- - -
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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