Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th March 2021

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 27th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast but clearer skies due
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Saturday 27th March 2021, 8:42am
1cm
Friday 26th March 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:58am 0cm
Wednesday 24th March 2021, 8:43am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8:57am 0cm
Monday 22nd March 2021, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 21st March 2021, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 3cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 420cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 27th March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Ah, the weekend.

You know what. I was over at the Happo-one gondola yesterday around lunchtime. And it was snowing. Yey! There was even a thin layer on those lower areas for a short while, and I saw enough to feel justified in adding 1cm to the report to represent that snow; even though it was raining just a little further down in the village.

I see Tsugaike Kogen are reporting 10cm of snow too. The only other number I can find coming from Happo-one (3cm at Usagidaira).

Things had cleared up by the end of the day and we even got some sunshine.

This morning it's cloudy/overcast but bright. There's a hint of light blue behind the clouds in places. If forecasts are correct it will be a sunny day so maybe these clouds will move on. It's going to be warm (think, mid teen temps). Tomorrow should be less warm but with a chance of rain and maybe also wind.

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I will soon be adding more details about individual ski area opening status and planned closing dates.

I was hoping that official sources might have a nice and easy-to-understand list out there. If they do, they're making it very hard to find! This morning the English version of the Hakuba Valley official website is showing Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike Kogen as 'all courses closed'. I don't know what's going on there, but I can assure you they are both open. The Japanese version shows them as open. (I will try to contact them to let them know).

Anyway, I will go through available information and add it to the reports in the coming days.

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Here is the totals table:

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

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



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Individual ski area data: Saturday 27th March 2021
All ski areas in the region are now open. The below information is checked from official sources and manually adjusted each morning. There are currently various adjustments to operations in effect at some ski areas due to the coronavirus situation. Please check with ski areas for such details.

Hakuba Happo-one
Reported snowfall:
- Kurobishi: 0cm
- Usagidaira: 3cm
- Nakiyama: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 240cm
- Usagidaira: 197cm
- Nakiyama: 60cm

Hakuba 47
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 220cm
- Base: 70cm

Hakuba Goryu
Reported snowfall:
- Upper: 0cm
- Iimori: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Upper: 225cm
- Iimori: 60cm

Hakuba Cortina
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 0cm
- Base: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 204cm
- Base: 80cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Reported snowfall:
- Summit: 10cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 227cm
- Base: 20cm

Hakuba Iwatake
Reported snowfall:
- Mountain Side: 0cm
Official snow depth:
- Top: 130cm
- Base: 0cm

Kashimayari
Official snow depth:
- 145cm

Sanosaka
Official snow depth:
- Top: 80cm
- Base: 30cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in the Hakuba area
Below are the general plans for night skiing remaining this season.
Updated 1st March 2021.
Subject to change at short notice.

Hakuba Goryu
Daily apart from Wednesdays
Toomi Sky Four quad lift
6:00pm until 9:30pm

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The 'total snowfall accumulation' data shown in the table on this page (above) 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 Goryu (2)

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 27th March 2021
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas opening as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 27th March 2021
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th March 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 27th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
27th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th March 0cm 4cm 6cm
23rd March 0cm 0cm 1cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 4cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 24cm 31cm
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 - 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 Saturday 27th March 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
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
150cm
[150cm]
165cm
[315cm]
102cm
[417cm]
3cm
[420cm]
- -
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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