Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Monday 15th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
NNE 2-3m/s
Limited
This report
Monday 15th December 2014, 8:50am
5cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 9:15am 40cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:58am 20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 69cm
Last 14 reports (total): 107cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 107cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 107cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

(Updated at 10:30am with Tsugaike Kogen info below)

Snowing during the day yesterday, though a level down from the heavy snow of the previous day.

Not as much snow as some areas not too far away from us here in Hakuba this morning. 5cm new I'd say in the village this morning, with resorts reporting 5-15cm of fresh on the slopes. Nice regular topups, would be nice to have it deeper on the lower slopes but we're getting there.

Gradually more is opening as well. Riesen at Happo-one opened yesterday for the first time this season allowing you to now ski down to base.

Hakuba Goryu is also now almost fully open.

Snow is falling this morning though the forecast is for it to not last much beyond lunchtime, but start up again later tomorrow. Might not be as cold tomorrow but come Wednesday we're expecting heavy snow and potentially strong winds.

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Happo-one
The Riesen Slalom course opened around lunchtime yesterday - now able to ski down to the Gondola base station. Reporting 15cm fresh snow at Usagidaira this morning.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 60cm
Usagidaira - 150cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad
-Kurobishi Number 2 Quad
-Skyline Number 2 pair
-Adam Gondola

Open courses:
-Panorama
-Usagidaira
-Kurobishi
-Skyline
-Riesen (part)
-Shirakaba (part)

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Hakuba 47
10cm on the slopes fresh this morning to add to the 5cm during the day yesterday.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 85cm
Upper - 185cm

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.B
-Line C
-Line E

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Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 10-15cm of snowfall this morning. Most of Hakuba Goryu is now open.

Official Snow depths:
Iimori - 90cm
Toomi - 120cm
Alps Daira - 160cm

Open lifts:
-Alps Number 1 Pair lift
-Alps Number 3 Pair lift
-Gondola
-Toomi Sky Four lift
-Mikly Four lift
-Cosmo Four lift
-Iimori Number 6 Pair lift

Open courses:
-All courses except Merry Land Course plan to be open

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Tsugaike Kogen
Two lifts that were moving over the weekend are not moving today and you can't ski back down to base now with the Maruyama area closed. This seems to be the plan for the week, surely more will be opening at the weekend.

Official Snow depths:
Maruyama - 90cm
Oya-no-hara - 90cm
Tsuga-no-mori - 180cm

Planned open lifts:
-Han-no-ki High Speed Pair
-Tsuga Number 2 Pair lift
-Shirakaba Quad
-Gondola

Open course areas::
-Tsuga no mori
-Upper Han-no-ki
-Lower Han-no-ki
-Shirakaba
-Oya-no-hara

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Hakuba Cortina
Cortina reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning on upper and lower slopes. Upper snow depth now over 2m.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 130cm
Upper - 205cm

Open lifts:
-Number 2 Quad
-Number 4 Pair

Open course areas:
-Ikenota
-Mt Hieda Forest
-Mt Hieda Ridge
-Mt Hieda 1
-Mt Hieda 2
-Mt Hieda 3
-Itadaira

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Kashimayari
Part open

Official Snow depth:
80cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Part open

Official Snow depth:
120cm

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Other planned opening dates:

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka - Saturday 20th December


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SnowJapan is running a lift ticket prize draw with 400+ lift tickets to send out to site members - 50 of those are for resorts in the Hakuba area, so lots to win. For details on the prize draw, check out this page:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see the main report for details

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 15th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
15th December 5cm 20cm 3cm
14th December 40cm 15cm 0cm
13th December 20cm 3cm 2cm
12th December 2cm 15cm 5cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 10cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 69cm 55cm 80cm
Previous 14 days total 107cm 57cm 100cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 107cm 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 107cm 423cm 565cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
107cm
[107cm]
- - - - -
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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