Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 24th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy (even a bit of blue to be seen) but...
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...snow in places; not in others. Mixed!
wind condition
Moderate NNW
visibility condition
Fair-limited
This report
Thursday 24th January 2019, 9:47am
18cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 8:28am 4cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 8:32am 27cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 8:56am 22cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:19am 3cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 9:02am 0cm
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:55am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 91cm
Last 14 reports (total): 99cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 153cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 265cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 24th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba. Getting on for 10am, it has been a busy morning...

I am happy to report some more good snow numbers since it started snowing last night (and nice and heavily as well at times).

First of all here is how much fresh snow that the ski resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba 47: 10-15cm
Hakuba Cortina: 20-30cm
Hakuba Iwatake: 30cm up top
Hakuba Happo-one: 30cm top of Riesen

I can add 18cm to my report too. Light snow was falling earlier this morning outside my place. Right now there is snow falling in some areas but even a bit of sun breaking through clouds in others. Depends on which part of the region you find yourself though generally I would say it feels more likely to be the former of those two for the moment. We are expecting it to ease off later and for most of the day tomorrow, but look out for heavy snowfall from Friday night through Saturday. Could that bring us the heaviest of the season so far? It may well be the case. I say yes please!

Wind is affecting some lifts this morning including the top lifts at Happo-one and the top part of the Gondola at Tsugaike Kogen.

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Photos today from Hakuba Happo-one (first two) and Hakuba 47.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 24th January 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 165cm
- Nakiyama: 130cm

Notes:
- All main course areas open
- Urakuro and Omusubi off-piste areas not open

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Toomi: 150cm
- Iimori: 110cm

Notes:
- All course areas should be open

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 135cm

Notes:
- All courses areas should be open
- Tree Riding Zones should be open

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 245cm
- Han-no-ki: 240cm
- Maruyama: 100cm
- Shirakaba: 200cm
- Champion: 160cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 160cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 180cm

Notes:
- All courses areas open

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 180cm
- Village Side: 100cm

Notes:
- Most lifts operating
- Both the Mountain Side and Village Side are both open (but not fully)
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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 230cm

Notes:
- Most course areas are open
- All lifts apart from Number 7 should be operating

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 180cm

Notes:
- All courses areas are open
- All lifts apart from 10 are operating

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 100cm

Notes:
- All lifts are operating

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Night time skiing (nighta) at resorts in the region - weather & conditions permitting
The below 'nighta' information will not be updated every day - please check with resorts if you plan to go!

Hakuba Happo-one
Daily from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in the Nakiyama base area (Nakiyama Number 2 pair lift)
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,200 yen

Hakuba Goryu
Daily from 6:00pm until 9:30pm in the Toomi area until 31st March
The Sky Four quad operates daily; the Number 2 pair mostly on Saturdays and holidays
Adults - 2,000 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Hakuba Cortina
Daily from 5:00pm until 8:00pm (until 9:00pm on Saturdays and certain holidays)
Adults - 1,500 yen; children - 1,000 yen

Tsugaike Kogen
Karamatsu Shirakaba area from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on 19th, 26th January; 9th, 10th, 16th February; 2nd March
Adults - 2,200 yen; children - 1,700 yen

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Thursday 24th January 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open - some lifts affected by wind this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 24th January 2019
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th January 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 24th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
24th January 18cm 24cm 16cm
23rd January 4cm 16cm 11cm
22nd January 27cm 3cm 10cm
21st January 22cm 0cm 17cm
20th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
18th January 17cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 91cm 43cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 99cm 84cm 210cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total 153cm 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 265cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th January 2019
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
153cm
[265cm]
- - - -
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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