Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 24th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 24th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, bit of blue sky, light snow, fog/gas - mix up!
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NNE
Variable
This report
Wednesday 24th February 2016, 8:30am
1cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 22nd February 2016, 8:59am 0cm
Sunday 21st February 2016, 8:58am 0cm
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Thursday 18th February 2016, 9:19am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 75cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 277cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 24th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

After the fine and sunny start to the day yesterday, things started to get more cloudy by late morning and by mid afternoon it was mostly grey and cloudy. It got a bit colder as the day went on as well after sun-fuelled warmth of the morning.

This morning there's some new snow to report. Just a cm down here at base with resorts reporting up to a light cover on lower slopes and 5-10cm at higher elevations.
Light snow is still falling now but we seem to be forecast a day of cloud and so I wouldn't expect much out of it.

It's colder this morning too which is good - always good to feel a chill in the morning air - and it should remain close to or under zero for the day here at base and considerably colder higher up.

We may enjoy some sunshine tomorrow morning but after that by evening it should be snowing again... and that forecast is still looking quite promising. Fingers crossed!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Wednesday 24th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 2-5cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses are generally open.
All of the Tree Riding Zone is open.
The R4 Snow Park has re-opened from this morning.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 215cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0-1cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper areas.
All courses are open except Snow Diving and Adventure.
The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'.
Official snow depth
Alps: 215cm
Toomi: 110cm
Iimori: 110cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
All courses/areas open except the Kurobishi Off Piste Area.
The Happo Banks Snow Park will be closed today for maintenance.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 195cm
Nakiyama: 50cm
Sakka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses open except Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2, Mt Hieda 3, Itadaira Ridge and Giant.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 175cm
Base: 103cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
All course areas are open.
Nighta at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 5th/12th/19th March.
Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 223cm
Maruyama: 75cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Parts of the Mountain Side not open (Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, Five Side, View A, View B).
An event is currently being held on Kamoshika Pocket, Big Bahn and Up Bahn areas of the Village Side.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 120cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses apart from Expert and Snake are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
105cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All of the courses are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka.
Official snow depth:
75cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Wednesday 24th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should be opening as planned this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 24th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 0cm 1cm
18th February 10cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 11cm 11cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 57cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 138cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total 75cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 277cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
75cm
[277cm]
- - -
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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