Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th December 2017

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 13th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Varied/limited
This report
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 8:44am
8cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 8:36am 16cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 8:51am 4cm
Friday 8th December 2017, 8:39am 7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 68cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 115cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 13th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Snow was falling through the day yesterday on the mountains and quite heavily at times too. As you can see the official 'snow depths' at the resorts are all gradually increasing with upper levels now approaching 2m. The Hakuba 47 resort were reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall on their slopes. In short, lots of fresh snow and with things being really cold as well - great quality snow too.

Really excellent early conditions to enjoy. (And let me say, not bad for mid-season conditions either!)

This morning Hakuba 47 are reporting another 10cm of snowfall on their upper slopes.

So it should be another excellent morning up top.

(Less snowfall down at base, but that is what I am able to measure myself of course).

More snow is expected today with the snow clouds drying up by tomorrow morning and maybe a bit of sun before snow comes back later on Saturday into Sunday.

It's curious that I'm not being able to cull as much information from the other resorts in the mornings yet this season. Hopefully that will change once they all get into routine more. I will of course keep on checking and bringing you all of the numbers that I can find in these reports.

Soft Cream and Powder Snow now available once more at Goryu.

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Ski resort opening status on Wednesday 13th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Panorama pair lift
- Alpen quad lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 3 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama area
- Usagidaira area
- Kurobishi area
- Skyline area

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 185cm
- Usagidaira: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift
- Toomi Sky Four lift
- Milky Four lift
- Number 6 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Champion
- Champion Expert
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow

Official snow depth:
- Top: 170cm
- Toomi: 60cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- Tree Riding Zone not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- Base: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- EVE Gondola
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
- Han-no-ki high speed pair lift (* on hold at the start of the day due to weather conditions)

Courses open:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki (part)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 163cm
- Han-no-ki: 163cm

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Other official planned ski resort opening dates:

Friday 15th December 2017
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 16th December 2017
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2017
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 13th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts are part open. More coming up soon.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 13th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
13th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 16cm 1cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
9th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 7cm 12cm 0cm
7th December 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 29cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 29cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 68cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 115cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th December 2017
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
68cm
[115cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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