Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 28th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, partly cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Very good
This report
Sunday 28th February 2016, 8:50am
2cm
Saturday 27th February 2016, 8:41am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 82cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 284cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 28th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba where we have had some snowfall on the mountains, just a bit down here at base. After the fine start to the day yesterday, snow started falling around mid afternoon.

I am hearing unofficial reports of up to 20cm of fresh snow higher up this morning, though the official numbers from resorts are keeping in the up to 10cm kind of range. Info as it is available in the respective resort areas below.

The sun is out as I sit here writing this report and again there's a rather hazy kind of feel at the moment. It feels rather mild as well, certainly more than yesterday morning, and local forecasts say that temps might rise to about +7 later on in the day.

By tomorrow morning there should be more snow on the ground and we're hoping for the chance of a decent amount through Monday. Some forecasts still show good potential. Fingers crossed.

Once we get to mid-week though it does seem that we'll be back to clearer skies once again and milder/warmer conditions.

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The Hakuba Goryu Telecabin gondola is still closed this morning. It sounds like there was some kind of fire in the gondola station that they need to fix up. If you wish to ride the top lifts at Hakuba Goryu, you'll need to get there via Hakuba 47 which is of course on the same ticket. There's also a shuttle bus going between Escal Plaza at Hakuba Goryu and the base of Hakuba 47 if you need to get from one to the other.

In other news, half pipe fans might be interested to know that the half-pipe-making folk at Hakuba 47 have been putting in a lot of effort and the result is that their pipe is able to open from this morning.

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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 Sunday 28th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses are open and all of the Tree Riding Zone is open.
Half pipe open from today in the Hakuba 47 Terrain Park.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 230cm
Base: 125cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall at Iimori, 3cm at Toomi and 10-15cm on upper areas this morning.
The Hakuba Goryu Gondola is closed as they deal with an incident in the station. Access to the top of the mountain is now via Hakuba 47 only.
All courses are generally open except Champion Dynamic, Champion Expert, Woody, 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.
Happo Banks and Kuroboshi Off Piste Area open.
The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 205cm
Nakiyama: 60cm
Sakka: 55cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is reporting 7-12cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
All courses open except Itadaira Ridge.
The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight (8pm 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: 256cm
Maruyama: 80cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake is reporting 0-10cm of fresh snowfall this morning.
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: 130cm
Lower: 50cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
All courses apart from Snake are open.
There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake.
Official snow depth:
110cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 28th February 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for info on Hakuba Goryu gondola

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 28th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th February 2cm 10cm 0cm
27th February 5cm 3cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 8cm 13cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 44cm 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 82cm 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 284cm 619cm 423cm
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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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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
- - -
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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