Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow + wind
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Winds a-blowing
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 8:44am
34cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 8:39am 1cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 9:10am 1cm
Sunday 31st December 2017, 8:51am 0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 2cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:44am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 101cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 36cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 241cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It's one of those mornings when there is so much to check! I'll try to keep it short and get this out there.

Fresh snowfall reported by the resorts:

Hakuba Goryu: 30-45cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 40cm
Hakuba 47: 20-40cm
Hakuba Cortina; 30+cm

And I have 34cm to add to the report.

Nice.

What is less nice is the strong winds which are affecting lift operations. I have updated info below but basically top lifts are being affected.

Still, the storm is bringing us some fresh snow which is a good thing.

If you brave the weather today. Be prepared. Take care.

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Ski resort opening status on Wednesday 3rd January 2018:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All upper lifts on hold at the start of the day due to weather conditions
- Only lower lifts operating at time of writing

Courses open:
- All course are now generally open when lifts allow
- Only the Kurobishi Off-Piste Area remains closed

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 260cm
- Usagidaira: 140cm
- Lower: 95cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Top lifts affected by wind this morning

Courses open:
- All courses are open (when lifts are servicing them!)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 290cm
- Toomi: 120cm
- Iimori: 90cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Top lift on hold due to wind

Courses open:
- Top area not open due to wind
- The Tree Riding Zone is now open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 235cm
- Base: 85cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Gondola and top Han-no-ki and Tsuga Number 2 lifts not open due to weather conditions

Courses open:
- All course areas are open when lifts allow

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 280cm
- Han-no-ki: 280cm
- Maruyama: 110cm
- Shirakaba: 230cm
- Oya-no-hara: 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 125cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Some lifts confirming safety at start of day

Courses open:
- All courses plan to be open but checking for safety

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300cm
- Base: 190cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 90cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Official snow depth:
- 240cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 140cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 110cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind affecting some lifts this morning - see above

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 3rd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd January 34cm 2cm 0cm
2nd January 1cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 1cm 2cm 12cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 0cm 7cm 1cm
29th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
28th December 24cm 11cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 62cm 22cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 101cm 28cm 39cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 36cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 241cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd January 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
36cm
[241cm]
- - - -
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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