Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 11th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, fog
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
2m/s NNE
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 11th December 2016, 8:50am
6cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:09am 9cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 8:00am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 28cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 28cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 29cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

I had some fine turns yesterday at Hakuba 47 - it is great to be able to do that on 10th December. May it be a long and particularly snowy season.

Light snow is falling here this morning in the village with lots of cloud and resorts are reporting up to 20cm of fresh on the slopes this morning with a bit on the ground at base areas.

Tomorrow we are expecting some sunshine and with it being Monday it should be an excellent day to get out there. Snowfall is due back according to the forecasts and the forecast is looking very promising. It's looking like a good chance we will get rained on around Tuesday, but that will be turning into snowfall and especially at higher elevations there might be quite a lot of it falling.

We still have the large four resorts part open this morning along with Kashimayari doing it's 'pre-open' thing before officially opening fully for the season next weekend.

Hopefully by next weekend with fresh snow lined up we'll be seeing much more open. Bring it on, as they say!

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is currently part open.
Gondola downloading required.
The resort is reporting 5cm of fresh snow since yesterday evening.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Line A.B and Line C lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Route 1 (Upper)
- Route 2
- Route 3
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8 (Lower)

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
Gondola downloading required.
The resort is reporting 5cm of fresh snow on the upper slopes.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola and the Alps Number 1 and 3 lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
Official snow depth
Alps: 65cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 3 pair and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Gondola downloading required.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 85cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Eve Gondola and the top Han-no-ki and Tsuga Number 2 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 85cm
Han-no-ki: 90cm
Oya-no-hara: 20cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 2 quad lift and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm
Base: 40cm

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Kashmayari:
Kashimayari will be part open today ('pre-open') before the official opening on Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field plans to open from Friday 16th December.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Sunday 11th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report for current Hakuba resort operation details in

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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 11th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
11th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
8th December 12cm 0cm 0cm
7th December 1cm 0cm 10cm
6th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
5th December 0cm 6cm 10cm
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December observed snowfall total 28cm 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 29cm 321cm 619cm
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
28cm
[29cm]
- - - - -
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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