Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:37am on Thursday 15th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 15th December 2016, 8:37am
0cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 8:40am 1cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 8:50am 6cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:09am 9cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 8:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 29cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 30cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

There was lots of cloud and fog around on the mountains yesterday, and a bit of fresh wet snow falling in places as well. It's a clearer morning this morning. There's still a fair bit of cloud - around the mountain backdrop in particular - but some blue sky as well and it's good and bright.

Currently -2C here at base level.

I am totally expecting to be bringing you good snow news in my report tomorrow morning. The forecast is good for tomorrow... let's make it happen. Hopefully snow will continue through the day tomorrow and possibly into Saturday, though after that we have clearer skies and milder conditions forecast from Sunday onwards. So the snow over the next 2 days takes on further importance.

The Hakuba Iwatake resort is planning on opening from tomorrow and the remaining resorts in the valley are planning to open from Saturday. I would expect the openings be limited like the resorts already open - all depending on how much snow we get of course.

There, I'm daring Nature to give us enough for a full open! ;)

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Thursday 15th December 2016:

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

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 1cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required. Connection with Goryu not yet open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Line A.B and Line C lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Route 1 (Upper)
- Route 2
- Route 3
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8 (Lower)
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 100cm
Base: 20cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
Gondola downloading required. Connection with Hakuba 47 not yet open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola and the Alps Number 1 and 3 lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
Official snow depth
Alps: 75cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 3 pair and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Gondola downloading required.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 75cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Eve Gondola and the top Han-no-ki and Tsuga Number 2 pair lifts are planned to be operating but seem to be delayed at the start of the day.
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 70cm
Han-no-ki: 70cm
Oya-no-hara: 20cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 1-2cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 2 quad lift and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
Official snow depth:
Top: 93cm
Base: 50cm

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Kashmayari:
Kashimayari plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field plans to open from Friday 16th December.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Thursday 15th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report for the latest on what is open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 15th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
14th December 0cm 0cm 40cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
12th December 1cm 0cm 2cm
11th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 0cm 69cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 21cm 107cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 29cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 30cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 15th December 2016
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 - 1cm
[1cm]
29cm
[30cm]
- - - - -
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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