Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 12th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy conditions, foggy on mountain
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow easing off
wind condition
Light
Poor
This report
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:32am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 42cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 42cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 12th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

The rain didn't do us any favors yesterday in terms of melt and snow conditions... but quickly and happily moving on, snow is about to make another hopefully dramatic entrance.

For those of you in Japan you might have seen on the news about the winter low pressure weather pattern that is about to hit Japan and bring with it lots of snow. We're probably going to get our fair share, and hopefully more - it's lining up to be a very snowy weekend. There's another wave of snow due mid week next week as well. So hopefully we will soon not need to be talking about which lifts and courses are open - because they'll soon all be open. That's the plan anyway.

Weather this morning? It's 0 degrees, and there's a few cm of snow on the ground in places from overnight, but while it has been snowing very lightly it's just cloudy right now. Looks like really bad visibility on the mountains early on this morning.

The snow I keep on going on about (see above) is due to start later on today, perhaps this evening, so I am crossing all fingers that we'll have something decent to report tomorrow morning.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen, Kashimayari and Hakuba Cortina all planning on being part open from tomorrow. I'll try to bring details of that in my report tomorrow (sorry if that means it might be a bit later - so much to check!)

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Later today SnowJapan is going to announce a Prize Draw that includes a lot of Hakuba-related free ski lift tickets to win.

See the main site for details later on today. I'll link that in tomorrow as well.

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Happo-one
Part of upper areas open.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 20cm
Usagidaira - 85cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad
-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
I think I'm reading this correctly - due to lack of staff, Line E won't be opening today (!), but Line C is open once again. Hakuba 47 plans to be fully open from tomorrow, Saturday.

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

Open courses:
-Route 1 Upper
-Route 1 Lower
-Route 2
-Route 3
-Route 5
-Route 6
-Route 7
-Route 8
-The Tree Riding Zone is not open yet.

Open lifts:
-Gondola
-Line A
-Line C

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Hakuba Goryu
The top area of Hakuba Goryu is open. Goryu is reporting 3cm of fresh snow on upper slopes and 2cm in the Iimori area. Open area remains unchanged for the moment.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 30cm
Alps Daira - 90cm

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
4000m long course is open from top to bottom.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 30cm
Upper - 100cm

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 Norikura Onsen - Saturday 13th December
Kashimayari Sports Village - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Cortina - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka - Saturday 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Friday 12th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Waiting for more snow to open up more. See main report for details.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 12th December 2014
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Friday 12th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th December 2cm 15cm 5cm
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
Previous 7 days total 17cm 19cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 29cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 42cm 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 42cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th 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]
42cm
[42cm]
- - - - -
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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