Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 9th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing just now but snow is due back later
wind condition
Slight northerly
Variable - limited in some areas on resort
This report
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:04am
5cm
Friday 8th January 2016, 9:06am 2cm
Thursday 7th January 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:05am 0cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 8:46am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 23cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 87cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 9th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I bring good news this morning - up to 30cm of fresh being reported on upper slopes.

Now that's more like it! :)

Just a modest 5cm or so here in the village but higher up on the mountain more snow is being reported by the resorts:

Hakuba 47: 15-20cm at base, 30cm up top
Hakuba Goryu: 10cm at base, 30cm up top
Happo-one: 20cm
Hakuba Cortina: 15cm
Hakuba Iwatake: 5-10cm

Now those numbers are something more like, and sure to have put smiles on faces. We want and need more of course and we should be getting more during the day today and then tomorrow and Monday as well. Head high folks!

We had light snow but no real accumulation during the day yesterday - even higher up - but if obviously upped a gear overnight with the decent haul reported.

Conditions should be refreshingly fresh up there this morning and just in time for the long weekend as well.

As I reported yesterday evening, Happo-one have got their top Grat quad and course open from this morning and there's more of Goryu, Cortina and Tsugaike Kogen open as well. As always, I have added details below.

Right now we have a mix of weather conditions going on. Low visibility higher up and somewhat clearer lower down. It even looks quite bright down here in places. Might we get to see some sunshine later on this afternoon? Even if we do, it should be snowing again by the end of the day.

Take care out there and have a very good Saturday.

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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 Saturday 9th January 2015 (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10-15cm at base and 30cm up top.
All courses apart from Route 7 officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 125cm
Base: 15cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm at base and 30cm up top.
Panorama, Grand Prix, Super Course, Champion Dynamic and Woody Courses in upper area; the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area are planned to be open today.
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
Toomi Number 2 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: 40cm
Iimori: 30cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 20cm of new snowfall this morning.
The Grat quad starts moving from today along with the Riesen Grat course.
Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One and Riesen Slalom areas are planned to be open, lower course areas still closed.
Take one of the Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Sakka Kita-one quad or Nakiyama Number 3 triple lifts to get back down to base.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Grat quad lift
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: 90cm
Nakiyama: 30cm
Sakka: 15cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 15cm of fresh snow and have their Number 1, 5 and 6 lifts moving once again.
More courses at Cortina are now open! The courses that remain closed are: Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Itadaria Ridge and Giant.
Planned lifts:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair lift now operating
Official snow depth
Top: 115cm
Base: 70cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Most lifts at Tsugaike Kogen are now operating.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 138cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Very limited area of the Mountain Side (North and East courses) is currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
3Sen Line North
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 60cm
Lower: 10cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
40cm
3 lifts are operating and 3 courses are now open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Kashimayari:
Planned lifts:
Kashimayari is part open.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift operating (Number 2 quad used for connection).

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Saturday 9th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More opening up this morning as we get some snowfall. More, more, more, please!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 9th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 9th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
9th January 5cm 0cm 15cm
8th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 4cm 2cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd January 0cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 11cm 17cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 62cm 75cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 23cm 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 87cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th 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]
23cm
[87cm]
- - - -
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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