Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 12th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds over Hakuba
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:46am
12cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:51am 4cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 8:23am 2cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:54am 5cm
Sunday 8th January 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Saturday 7th January 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Friday 6th January 2017, 7:17am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 31cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 96cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 12th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

And it is another good one with fresh decent amounts of snow being reported on the mountain and a new layer on the ground here at base too.

Before I continue I just want to mention the rather rude mail that was sent in regarding snowfall numbers posted on my report. We've been over this before but I'd like to respond to it once again today.

Every morning I check what each of the ski resorts are reporting in terms of fresh snowfall and I add that information to the report. I update the resort-specific information in the report (below) and I also very often make clear mention of the reported snowfall in the text bit of my report as well. Just like I did yesterday, and just like I will do now:

Hakuba Goryu: 15cm-30cm
Hakuba 47: 30cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 30cm
Hakuba Cortina: 5-10cm (base); 15-20cm (top)

That's pretty clear, isn't it?

But it is not what I personally observe. It is the information that ski resorts publish.

I wish that it was snowing more here in the village than it has been (my measurement is 12cm today), but sadly I really cannot do anything about that. Nature is in control of that.

But the base area is where I am based. It is where I can observe snowfall from with my own eyes each morning. It is what I can consistently report every day. It is the place where I have done that same thing over the years... and from exactly the same place. (Making comparisons valid, if you find that kind of thing interesting).

And sorry, I don't live at the top of the mountain. (By the way: Which mountain? There's a few of them. Where exactly on the mountain? etc)

Comments and feedback are welcome but, please, read what is written in the reports before snapping at me. And ultimately if you don't like them for whatever reason, just don't read them.

Sorry, I think I need to get some fresh air and go strap on the skis! Cold and limited visibility in places aside, the snow conditions should be great this morning. (And there's still lots more on the forecast).

:)

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Thursday 12th January 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall on the upper slopes.
The top connection with Hakuba Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All planned lifts are operating (Line D usually only operates when the gondola is not operating).
- All courses now open -- Route 7 is open from today.
- The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 160cm
Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 15cm-30cm of fresh snowfall (lower > upper areas).
The top connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts apart from the Alps 2/4 and Cosmo quad lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Champion Dynamic
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Merry Land
- Powder Snow
Official snow depth
Alps: 165cm
Toomi: 60cm
Iimori: 40cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is again reporting up to 30cm of fresh snowfall on the slopes.
You can ski or board back down to base via the Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama South course. Downloading via Gondola or lift required in the other areas.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating with just a number of base area lifts still to get moving.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Riesen
- Panorama
- Nakiyama South
- Kita-one 3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 150cm
Kurobishi: 175cm
Lower: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is mostly open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating.
The following courses are open:
- Kane-no-naru-oka areas are part open.
- All other course areas are available.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 160cm
Han-no-ki: 120cm
Maruyama: 55cm
Oya-no-hara: 45cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is now mostly open.
The resort is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall at base and 15-20cm at top.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Number 6 lift is not operating yet.
- Part of Warabidaira course closed; otherwise open.
- Connection to Hakuba Norikura from top area only.
Official snow depth:
Top: 160cm
Base: 95cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Paradise triple
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
- 5-sen South lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- East
- North
- South (part)
- Gezan (part)
- Sunny Valley (part)
- Paradise (part)
- by1
Official snow depth:
Top: 70cm
Base: 40cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is mostly open.
Lift info:
- All but one lift are now operating with most courses planned to be open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 90cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is part open with all but two lifts operating this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 40cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is part open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 50cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 12th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open, some still limited. See report above.

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 12th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
12th January 12cm 3cm 35cm
11th January 4cm 2cm 1cm
10th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
9th January 5cm 5cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 4cm 2cm
6th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 38cm 29cm 86cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 31cm 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 96cm 321cm 619cm
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
31cm
[96cm]
- - - -
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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