Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:52am on Friday 26th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
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Friday 26th February 2016, 8:52am
0cm
Thursday 25th February 2016, 8:44am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 75cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 277cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Friday 26th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It was a very fine day yesterday once the early morning clouds cleared with some bright sunshine and lots of blue sky. Quite strong winds at times but it kept cold.

There are lots of cloud around the mountains again this morning.

There's no new snowfall to report... something I have been saying way too often this season of course.

But I still want to believe that we have decent snowfall ahead of us. Hopefully during today as well which would make weekend visitors happy. It also looks like there's a good chance of snow in the day tomorrow as well, and then Monday is looking very promising for snowfall. The rain on some forecasts for lower elevations around Sunday-Monday is something of a worry, but I'm feeling positive this morning! I believe in you Snow Gods.

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One thing I feel the need to point out once again is that my 'observed snowfall' is from here at village level near Happo-one base. I make notes of the snowfall reported by resorts under the information for each resort below - those numbers are being reported by the resorts themselves. Obviously I am not able to confirm or make my own such measurements every day... the one thing that I can confirm with 100% confidence each morning is how much snow there has been at base.

In the case of Hakuba - perhaps more so than other regions that have less vertical - there is sometimes a big difference between how much falls on upper slopes and how much falls at base and in the village.

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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 8:45am on Friday 26th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses are open and all of the Tree Riding Zone is open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 210cm
Base: 110cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
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: 220cm
Toomi: 110cm
Iimori: 100cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
All courses/areas open except the Kurobishi Off Piste Area.
The Happo Banks Snow Park looks set to 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:
All courses open except Itadaira Ridge and Giant.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (9pm on Saturdays).
Official snow depth:
Top: 188cm
Base: 115cm

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: 215cm
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 Snake are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
115cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Friday 26th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 26th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 1cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 56cm 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 (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th February 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
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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