Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Friday 1st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds clearing, sunshine in places
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light north easterly
Variable but improving where it's limited
This report
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:01am
12cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:56am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:04am 1cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:11am 8cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:25am 12cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:57am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 12cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 76cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Friday 1st January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning to everyone reading and a very Happy New Year.

We are starting the new year with some nice new snowfall to enjoy. Around 10-15cm in base areas, and up to 20-30cm in some higher areas, conditions should be pretty good this morning higher up.

The clouds have started clearing and there's quite a bit of blue sky to be seen now. Still a lot of cloud around but we can expect increasingly clear skies as the day goes on.

Hakuba 47 are declaring themselves fully open this morning but other areas aren't able to say that yet with lower areas in particular still struggling.

Temperatures are going to be rising a bit over the weekend with the freezing level going up to over 1500m and highs of around 6 degress in the village. We might get some rain but hopefully temps will dip again by the evening and if anything is falling - we hope - it will be snow. There's not a whole lot lined up on the forecast though and we might need to wait until around Tuesday for the colder conditions to return.

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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 8:50am on Friday 1st January (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall at base and 20-25cm on upper areas.
All courses now officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 115cm
Base: 20cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm of new snowfall on lower areas and 15cm on upper areas.
Upper areas, the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area are open.
Nighta on Toomi until 3rd January.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Toomi Number 1 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: 45cm
Iimori: 35cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One and Riesen Slalom areas are now open - lower course areas are still closed.
Get the Nakiyama, Gondola, Kokusai and Sakka lifts up and down from open area.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 80cm
Nakiyama: 30cm
Sakka: 30cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow.
Courses open - Ikenota, Ikenota Forest (upper), Mt Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1 (lower), Itadaira, Itadaira Forest, Ipponmatsu.
Planned lifts:
Number 1 pair lift
Number 2 quad lift
Number 4 pair lift
Number 5 pair lift
Official snow depth
Top: 75cm
Base: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Large sections of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Most lifts now operating at Tsugaike Kogen
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 134cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Limited areas of the Mountain Side are currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
View2
3Sen North
4Sen Line East
5Sen South
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 80cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Most of the lifts are operating and 7 courses are now open.

Kashimayari:
Planned lifts:
Kashimayari is part open.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift operating

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Friday 1st January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More opening up but resorts mostly still not fully open yet

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 1st January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Friday 1st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
1st January 12cm 10cm 2cm
31st December 0cm 20cm 1cm
30th December 1cm 3cm 3cm
29th December 8cm 10cm 10cm
28th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
27th December 12cm 2cm 1cm
26th December 6cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 50cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 117cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 12cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 76cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 2016
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
12cm
[76cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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