Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 31st January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair to limited in places
This report
Saturday 31st January 2015, 8:40am
10cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 8:21am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 8:30am 0cm
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 9:10am 2cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 8:50am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 8:54am 0cm
Sunday 25th January 2015, 8:16am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 126cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 402cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba and I think it's definitely a good one with some decent fresh snow to report from around the mountains.

As you can see noted below, up to around 30cm in places on the slopes with around 10cm or so down here at base village level. :)

Yesterday the snow we got falling on mountain was more of the heavier kind - this morning it looks drier and lighter, and I'm looking forward to getting up there to enjoy it once I share this info with you.

Hopefully the wind that is currently affecting some upper lifts around the valley will ease off and let them get going. As I write this some lifts at Happo-one, 47 and Goryu are on hold. Cortina and Tsugaike both are limited this morning as well due to weather and/or avalanche risk.

One of those days when it is best to check with the resort you plan to go to before heading out as conditions may well change.

The forecast is for snow, moderate winds and poor visibility today and into tomorrow, a decent chance of clearer and calmer conditions tomorrow.

Take care out there.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Saturday 31st January 2015. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 20cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira, 5cm at Toomi and 10cm at Iimori.
Start delayed for upper Alps Daira slopes as they do some checking on conditions and safety.
All courses planned to be open (except Adventure Course).

- Alps Daira - 300cm
- Toomi - 170cm
- Iimori - 170cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 30cm of new snowfall on upper areas.
The Line A and C lifts open for 20 minutes longer every day from today (until 4:20pm).
Early on, Line C lift on hold.
Tree Riding Zone is open.

- Upper - 300cm
- Lower - 180cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 25cm of fresh snow at Usagidaira.
Happo Banks The Snow Park opens this morning - be there for 10am for some 'opening festival' action including 'guest riders'. (Why didn't they invite me?!)

- Usagidaira - 320cm
- Nakiyama - 170cm
- Sakka - 160cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 30cm of new snowfall.
Number 4 and 5 lifts closed this morning with Mt Hieda and Itadaira courses closed due to avalanche danger.

- Upper - 390cm
- Lower - 250cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Situation unclear - seems the top part of the Gondola is closed along with the upper lifts early on.
Please note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens for spring season.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 365cm
- Maruyama - 180cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 210cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 20-25cm of fresh snowfall.

- Upper - 285cm
- Lower - 175cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Currently checking some courses for safety before opening.

- 270cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.

- 200cm

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Night skiing at resorts in the Hakuba area:

Hakuba Goryu:
Toomi area every day until 31st March. 6pm until 9:30pm.
Hakuba Happo-one:
Nakiyama area every day until mid March. 5pm until 9pm.
Hakuba Cortina:
Every day until 31st March. 5pm until 8pm.
Tsugaike Kogen:
Kane-no-naru-oka on Saturdays in January; February 7th, 14th. 6pm until 8:50pm.
Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in January; February 7th, 14th, 28th; Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm.
Kashimayari:
Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open but some lifts affected today by weather conditions

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 31st January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
31st January 10cm 0cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
28th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 1cm 15cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 15cm
25th January 3cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 3cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 23cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 402cm 423cm 565cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
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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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