Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th January 2020

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Thursday 30th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow as you get higher up
wind condition
Calm for now, wind due later
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Thursday 30th January 2020, 9:17am
0cm
Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 9:11am 10cm
Monday 27th January 2020, 9:23am 0cm
Sunday 26th January 2020, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 25th January 2020, 9:32am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2020, 9:09am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 20cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 69cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 101cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Thursday 30th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning all.

After a mild evening it is cloudy with some very light snow falling in places this morning.

We should be on for some decent snowfall tonight.

Snow cover higher up = good.

Lower levels = generally struggling.

Here is the data table for this morning:

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm291cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm268cm
Hakuba Goryu1cm (Toomi)1cm324cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm400cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



I had a dream last night. All I had to do for my morning report was take a look at the weather and update the snow depth numbers. And say 'everywhere is fully open'. And then go skiing in totally awesome conditions. Then I woke up and realised that I had to go through the manual checking of lifts and all related stuff once again. (Before any ultra-sensitive kinds see this as an 'excuse' or something similarly odd, let me note that I say this in good humour).

I just really, really want to simply be able to say to you --- it's all open! The day I can do that will be a very happy day.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- Riesen Grat
- Panorama
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3
- Kita-one
- Nakiyama South
- The base Nakiyama South area is open
- Otherwise, take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 170cm
- Usagidaira: 105cm
- Nakiyama: 15cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones are part open (Gate 2 closed)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 150cm
- Base: 45cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Cosmo Four

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Sunny Way
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 165cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 1 quad
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Kane-no-naru Romance
- Champion quad
- Tsugaike Number 1 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open; lower slopes part open
- 'Lower course through the forest' is closed
- DBD: Closed

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 150cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Number 2
- Number 4
- Number 5

Courses open:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Hieda I
- Itadaira Forest
- Itadaira

Official snow depth:
- Top: 108cm
- Base: 52cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Open courses:
- 5 courses open on the Mountain Side
- Village Side is closed

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* 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
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Thursday 30th January 2020
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open - to varying degrees

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 30th January 2020
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 2020
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 30th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
30th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
29th January 0cm 33cm 2cm
28th January 10cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 7cm 5cm
26th January 0cm 8cm 10cm
25th January 0cm 6cm 42cm
24th January 0cm 18cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 72cm 88cm
Previous 14 days total 20cm 145cm 107cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 28cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total 69cm 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total - 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 101cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th January 2020
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
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
28cm
[32cm]
69cm
[101cm]
- - - -
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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