Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 11th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 11th December 2015
Current weather conditions
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Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Friday 11th December 2015, 9:11am
0cm
Thursday 10th December 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 9:08am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 9:03am 0cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 10:10am 0cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 8:41am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 21cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 11th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

As much as I don't want to have to report this, but it's raining this morning, not quite as much as at times overnight (I was woken up by some very heavy rain during the night) but rain is forecast to continue for the day today.

Happo-one are reporting rain falling up at Usagidaira and the same story up at the top of Hakuba 47 as well so it would seem that there's not much escape from it today. Obviously this won't be doing the snow conditions any favours.

It was pretty mild overnight as well not dipping below 6 degrees and as I write this report it is around 10 degrees at base.

Everyone is of course understandably asking the question - when is full-on winter going to be with us? We were luckier than some areas in getting that snow to get things started - other areas in Nagano and Niigata haven't yet been able to open at all - but it has been a mild first part to December and resort operations remains very limited.

The 6 day forecast shows a mix of sun, clear and rain over the next few days with a drop in temperatures, and some promise for snow around Tuesday/Wednesday of next week. Keep an eye on that!

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 9:00am on Friday 11th December - subject to change

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The upper area of Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, Route 5, Route 6 and Route 8 are now open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 70cm
Base: 0cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The upper Panorama Course and Grand Prix courses at Hakuba Goryu are now open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the upper area that is currently open)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 65cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The Usagidaira, Panorama and part of Kurobishi areas are now skiable.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 70cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper part of the Han-no-ki course area is open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 57cm
Maruyama: -cm

Other planned resort opening dates

12th December:
Kashimayari:
Hakuba Cortina:

18th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:

Mid December until late March
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 11th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations as we wait for more snowfall

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 11th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
11th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
7th December 0cm 10cm 2cm
6th December 0cm 3cm 0cm
5th December 6cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 25cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 40cm 14cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 21cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 31cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 11th December 2015
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
21cm
[31cm]
- - - - -
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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