Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 13th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Light snow
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Light
OK lower, poor in places on mountain
This report
Friday 13th December 2013, 8:40am
3cm
Thursday 12th December 2013, 9:01am 15cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 9:04am 2cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 9:12am 0cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 8:45am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 22cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 57cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 13th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

More snow since the report yesterday.... Happo have added 20cm to their upper slopes, Goryu reporting 10cm and Hakuba 47 reporting 15cm up top.

Just a few more cm down at base areas.

Snow still falling I am happy to report. And we should be seeing snow clouds over the valley until the end of the weekend, so there is more to fall.

I'm liking it. Loving it, even!

I'm going to try and keep up with the news from around the resorts in each report as the season kicks off properly here. Gambarimasu! Things may well change during the day so please keep that in mind.

Pretty much all of Hakuba 47 is now open, with Hakuba Goryu planning on opening at least part of Toomi from tomorrow. Happo plan to be operating the Kokusai Number 1 pair and Skyline Number 2 pair lifts tomorrow in addition to what they already have going, the Gondola will still be just used for getting up to the open slopes.

Tsugaike Kogen has 192cm as the official snow depth on it's upper slopes. That's impressive. I don't see any changes in lift and course openings there, but would expect that for tomorrow.

So we're not quite there yet with resort operations, but there's certainly going to be more open this weekend and from what I have heard from a few friends yesterday the conditions were great out there. Deep as you would want. While they were very excited and using all sorts of adjectives freely, I do believe them! ;)

Hakuba Cortina of course is well known as getting excellent snow, and they are opening up tomorrow for the season. Norikura seem a bit shy with details but we have found out that they plan to have one lift operating from tomorrow morning.

Anyway, should be a very fine weekend.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 13th December 2013):

Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning on upper slopes.
Upper - 125cm
Iimori - -cm
Toomi - 65cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Alps Number 1, Alps Number 3.
Upper slope area open. Toomi area will open from tomorrow (Saturday).

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 3cm at base and 15cm of fresh snow on upper slopes this morning.
Upper - 155cm
Lower - 35cm
Lifts operating: All moving apart from Line D.
All areas basically open apart from Route 4 Snow Park and Tree Riding Zone.

Happo-one:
Usagidaira - 170cm
Nakiyama - -cm
Sakka - -cm
Lifts operating: Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Kurobishi Number 2 quad, Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair, Panorama pair. The Gondola is just for getting to and from the open slopes.
Upper slopes (excluding top quad lift) area open.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 192cm
Maruyama - 25cm
Kanenonaruoka - 25cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Hannoki pair, Tsuga Number 2 pair lift.

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Other resorts planned opening dates:
Hakuba Norikura - mid December
Cortina - 14th December
Hakuba Iwatake - 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Friday 13th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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