Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 8th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
This report
Friday 8th December 2017, 8:39am
7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:42am 21cm
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 8:44am 3cm
Monday 4th December 2017, 7:33am 0cm
Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 8:42am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 46cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 40cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 87cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Yesterday was a really beautiful day to be outside and on the mountain.

Increasing clouds moved in later in the day and this morning the snow clouds are back over Hakuba and there's some fresh snow on the ground. Some really nice snow flakes were coming down when I got up earlier on, and while the flakes are smaller it is still snowing and should be (at least on and off) through the day today. Expecting more cm into early tomorrow but finer skies again over the weekend... to be followed by some potentially heavy snow early in the week. Looking good!

Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning, and there is 5-10cm on the ground around base areas.

In complete contrast to the fine lovely blue skies of yesterday, this morning visibility on the slopes looks set to be limited - early on at least.

Should be a fine upcoming weekend if you can get here.

Apologies in advance if my report is a little later tomorrow. It's my local community 'end of year party' tonight!

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Ski resort opening status on Friday 8th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Panorama pair lift
- Alpen quad lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama area
- Usagidaira area
- Kurobishi area
- Skyline area

Official snow depth:
- Usagidaira: 130cm
- Kurobishi: 165cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super

Official snow depth:
- Top: 135cm
- Toomi: 50cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- Route 1 (* upper area only)
- Route 2
- Route 3
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- EVE Gondola
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
- Han-no-ki high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm

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Other official planned ski resort opening dates:

Friday 15th December 2017
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 16th December 2017
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2017
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts are part open - details above.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 8th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 2017
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 Friday 8th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th December 7cm 12cm 0cm
7th December 0cm 1cm 0cm
6th December 21cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 3cm 0cm 6cm
4th December 0cm - 15cm
3rd December 0cm - 0cm
2nd December 9cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 13cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 46cm 14cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 40cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 87cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 2017
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
40cm
[87cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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