Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:53am on Friday 18th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies, just a bit of cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Clear
wind condition
Light northerly
Excellent
This report
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:53am
1cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 8:45am 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:23am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:08am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 22cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 32cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:53am on Friday 18th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It's a stunner of a morning here in Hakuba.

Some cloud around but lots of blue sky and bright sunshine.

While it was snowing lightly on the mountains for much of yesterday, there's not as much fresh snow to report as we would have liked (though we always want more, don't we?!). Resorts generally reporting just a bit lower down and up to around 10cm in higher areas.

It's good and cold at base this morning though and hopefully that sun won't warm things up too much, a high of about 4 degrees is expected later on.

There is a chance of more snow tonight through tomorrow morning - it's not expected to last though and we might end up with more sunshine in the day time... should keep cold though.

Today is the first day of the season for the Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field resort area and they have their '4Sen East' area open on the Mountain Side of the resort.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 9:15am on Friday 18th December - subject to change

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting a 1cm of new snowfall at base and 10cm higher up.
Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, Route 5, Route 6 and Route 8 (part) courses are open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 70cm
Base: 10cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm of new snowfall on upper areas.
The upper Panorama Course and Grand Prix courses at Hakuba Goryu are open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the upper area that is currently open)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 60cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Parts of Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are skiable.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 45cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper part of the Han-no-ki course area is open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 67cm
Maruyama: -cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
The East course area in the Mountain Side of the resort is open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola Noah (to get to the area that is open)
4Sen East

Official snow depth
Mountain Side: 30cm
Village Side: 5cm

Kashimayari:
Course 2 is open
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift

Other planned resort opening dates

As soon as there is enough snow:
Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 9:53am on Friday 18th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited resort operations continue as we wait for more snow to get things fully open

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*as of Friday 18th December 2015
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Season
2013/2014
Season
18th December 1cm 30cm 0cm
17th December 0cm 30cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
15th December 0cm 5cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 40cm 15cm
13th December 0cm 20cm 3cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 129cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 154cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 22cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 32cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 18th December 2015
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
22cm
[32cm]
- - - - -
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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