Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 8th December 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Thursday 8th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue sky
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowfall eased off
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Varied but probably improving
This report
Thursday 8th December 2016, 9:00am
12cm
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 8:33am 1cm
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 5th December 2016, 8:48am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Thursday 1st December 2016, 10:30am 0cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 9:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 13cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 14cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello and I bring good news.

Today is the first day of the season!

Yes, with a good 10cm on the ground in base areas and more up on the mountains, the first ski lifts are going to be moving this morning - and as far as I can confirm early morning, it's Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen that win the first lifts of the season prize.

Hakuba Happo-one is going to be open from 11am with the Adam Gondola, Kokusai Number 3 pair lift and Panorama pair lift operating. It's just the Panorama course that will be open on this first day.

Tsugaike Kogen will have both sections of the Eve Gondola operating as well as the top Han-no-ki high speed pair lift. Part of the Upper Han-no-ki course area will be open.

Right now I don't have any word from Hakuba 47 or Hakuba Goryu but you can bet they'll be trying to open as well.

It's all panic-stations now with places now rushing to open and as such the situation may well change during the day. I'll give you an update on the situation tomorrow morning.

Right now the snow has eased off and there's more and while there is still a lot of cloud around there's more blue sky starting to appear and sun is on the forecast with a high of a mild +5C expected in the village. Later tomorrow we should see a return to snow and there's a decent chance of some cm piling up over the weekend too.

Exciting times. Here's to a great 16-17 season.

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Planned season opening dates for the ski and snowboard resorts in the Hakuba region

Hakuba Happo-one: part open from today
Hakuba 47: as soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba Goryu: as soon as there is enough snow
Tsugaike Kogen: part open from today
Hakuba Cortina: from 10th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field: from 16th December
Hakuba Norikura Onsen: from mid December
Hakuba Sanosaka: from mid December

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Today some lifts are moving. Please see the report for more details.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 8th December 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th December 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)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 8th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th December 12cm 0cm 0cm
7th December 1cm 0cm 10cm
6th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
5th December 0cm 6cm 10cm
2nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th November 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 13cm 21cm 38cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 31cm 38cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 13cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 14cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th December 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 - 1cm
[1cm]
13cm
[14cm]
- - - - -
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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