Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Almost all clear blue skies
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:45am
0cm
Friday 27th April 2018, 10:16am 0cm
Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:17am 0cm
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 9:31am 0cm
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:26am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:19am 0cm
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 7:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 20cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 547cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It's Golden Week!

Today is the first day of the first half of this long holiday period, and this of course is also the last part of the season.

It is a little cold this morning but it'll be warming up during the day. Lovely blue skies.

Hold on a sec, is Hakuba Goryu actually reporting 5cm of snow on upper slopes, or is that just a typo?! (Let's all take our guesses, I know what mine is!)

There seem to have been a few adjustments at Happo-one with their lifts with the Skyline course area now appearing to be closed. Updated below.

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Planned ski resort operations on Saturday 28th April 2018:

We are checking the below information every morning, but please note that resort operations are beyond our control and subject to change.

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Panorama pair
- Grat quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Kokusai Number 1 pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Kokusai Number 3 pair

Course info:

- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama (part)

- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 120cm
- Usagidaira: 35cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair

Courses that remain open:

- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super

- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 155cm
- Toomi: -cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

Course info:

- Part of R-1 closed
- R-6 getting rather narrow in places
- Lower part of R-7 closed, only part of upper area R-7 open
- You can still just about ride back down to base but...
- ...the resort recommends that beginners take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 120cm
- Base: 30cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Tsugaike Ropeway
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki high speed

Courses info:

- Only the top Tsuga-no-mori and Han-kou courses remain open
- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base
- The Tsugaike Ropeway plans to be open daily until 6th May
- The Ropeway is open only for hiking and climbing; a special form must be submitted

Official snow depth:

- Tsuga-no-mori: 145cm
- Han-no-ki: 140cm
- Lower areas: -cm

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Golden Week

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations here in Hakuba.

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th April 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts remain part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 28th April 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 28th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 17cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total 20cm 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 547cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th April 2018
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[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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