Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 17th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's snowing!
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 17th December 2016, 8:43am
7cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 8:53am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 37cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 38cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 17th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It's snowing this morning in Hakuba.

Good snow is falling right now and about 7cm of fresh (and counting) on the ground. Earlier on resorts around the village were generally reporting around 5cm of snowfall. Let's hope for some decent snowfall during the day today - come tomorrow we are expecting sunshine and a bit of a dry spell (and milder conditions), so it's important we get a decent amount.

More terrain is opening up from this morning. Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba 47 are now course-connected so you can get from one to the other at the top. You still need to get the Gondola back down at Hakuba 47 though.

Happo-one is now operating it's Kokusai Number 1 lift and that (as well as the Gondola) can be used to get back down to base.

Hakuba Sanosaka were planning on opening from this morning but have delayed that due to not enough snow.

Oh well, I'm going to get wrapped up and get out there. Should be fun. Until tomorrow.

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Saturday 17th 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 10-15cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required. Upper course connection with Goryu is now 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 4
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 110cm
Base: 15cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 2-5cm of fresh snowfall.
Upper course connection with Hakuba 47 is now open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Alps Number 1 and 3, Toomi Sky Four,Toomi Number 1 pair lift and Milky Four lift in the Iimori area.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
Official snow depth
Alps: 85cm
Toomi: 20cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 1 and 3 pair lifts, and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Gondola downloading required.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi (part)
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 80cm
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 operating.
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 80cm
Han-no-ki: 80cm
Oya-no-hara: 20cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 1 quad, Number 2 quad and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Ipponmatsu
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm
Base: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Gondola, 3-sen North and 4-sen East lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- North
- East
Official snow depth:
Top: 35cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Number 2 pair lift and Number 3 quad lift are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is planning on being open this morning but no information available just now at time of writing.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka planned to open today but has delayed opening.
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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 17th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More resorts opening today and more courses and lifts at the resorts that were already open...

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 17th December 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th December 2016
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 17th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th December 7cm 0cm 30cm
16th December 1cm 0cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 15cm 0cm 99cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 21cm 134cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 37cm 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 38cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th 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]
37cm
[38cm]
- - - - -
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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