Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Thursday 11th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
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Raining
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Light southerly
Fair
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Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:25am
0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:58am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:01am 2cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 9:20am 10cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 8:14am 3cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 8:05am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 40cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 40cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba, though not as good as I would like.... it's raining. Even higher up according to the resorts first thing this morning, but hopefully that will soon change.

It's definitely mild though this morning, around +4 degrees. Well, mild for us anyway!

Don't worry though, that cold snap that should be bringing with it copious amounts of snow is still on the way and due to hit Hakuba sometime later on in the day tomorrow. It will hopefully bring the excitement levels right back up as well as the snow depths.

There has been fun to be had in this early season, but it's time to bring it full on and get the season properly started!

Saturday of course sees the planned opening of more resorts in the area - Hakuba Cortina and Hakuba Norikura Onsen (and possibly Hakuba Sanosaka?). I'll check back on those tomorrow to see if we have any confirmed news there.

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Happo-one
Part of upper areas open (see below).

Official Snow depths:
Base - 20cm
Usagidaira - 95cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad (*planned to be open but at the time of writing does not seem to be operating)
-Kurobishi Number 2 Quad
-Adam Gondola open to take people up to the open area.

Open courses:
-Panorama (part)
-Usagidaira
-Kurobishi (part)
-Please note, can't ski back down to base.

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Hakuba 47
The upper part of Hakuba 47 is not open until today due to a commercial being filmed - they hoped to have it back fully open from tomorrow though it will be depending on the snow of course - at the moment they are saying that they plan to have the Gondola Line A and Line C open tomorrow.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 20cm
Upper - 80cm

Open courses:
-Lower part of Route 1
-Route 5
-Route 6
-Route 7
-The Tree Riding Zone is not open yet.

Open lifts:
-Gondola
-Line A

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Hakuba Goryu
The top area of Hakuba Goryu is open.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 30cm
Alps Daira - 95cm

Open lifts:
-Alps Number 1 Pair lift
-Alps Number 3 Pair lift
-Gondola is open to take people up to the open area

Open courses:
-Alps Daira Panorama
-Alps Daira Grand Prix
-Super Course

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Tsugaike Kogen
Now 4000m long course is open from top to bottom.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 50cm
Upper - 125cm

Open lifts:
-Han-no-ki High Speed Pair
-Gondola

Open course areas:
-Upper Han-no-ki
-Lower Han-no-ki
-Part of Maruyama
-Part of Oya-no-hara

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Other planned opening dates:

Hakuba Sanosaka - mid December, no official word from them at the moment
Hakuba Norikura Onsen - Saturday 13th December
Kashimayari Sports Village - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Cortina - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for updated info

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 11th December 2014
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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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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 11th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
11th December 0cm 2cm 10cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 30cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
7th December 10cm 2cm 2cm
6th December 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 10cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 4cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 14cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 40cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 40cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
40cm
[40cm]
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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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