Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:30am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, clearing up
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight
Very good in most areas
This report
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:30am
2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 10:05am 0cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 9:56am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 9:39am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2012, 9:10am 3cm
Friday 14th December 2012, 9:36am 0cm
Thursday 13th December 2012, 8:22am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 94cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 107cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 154cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

The snow was falling most of the time yesterday and overnight, but this morning just a few cm of new snow to report in the village. Goryu and 47 are both reporting 5cm of new snow on uppper slopes, while just to the north in Otari the Hakuba Cortina resort received 10-15cm of new snow overnight.

It is a colder morning with a temperature of -6C earlier on, currently around -5C in the village.

Snow showers earlier on have been clearing up as and while there is still a lot of cloud there is an increasing amount of blue sky on show as well. It looks like things may well clear up further as the day moves on.

The current forecast tell us to expect somewhat milder conditions Friday and Saturday before a cold front moves in late weekend bringing with it potentially heavy snowfall. Hopefully it will once again be a very white and snowy Christmas!

Someone emailed us asking a question about the new snowfall numbers that we put on the page for some resorts - and why we present the numbers for some resorts and not others. The simple reason for that is that the information is readily available on a daily basis for the ones that we put on the page. Hopefully it will give a good idea of how the snow is falling around the Hakuba and Otari resorts.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 19th December 2012 AM:
Please note that resort lift operations are subject to change at any time.

Hakuba Goryu:
5cm of new snow to report on higher runs, just a sprinkling low down.
Lifts operating - Gondola, Alps No1 pair, Alps No3 pair, Toomi Sky Four, Toomi No1 pair, Cosmo Four, Milky Four, No1 high speed, No6 pair.
Goryu plans to get the Toomi No1 pair operating from tomorrow (Thursday)
All main areas and courses at Hakuba Goryu now open.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 170cm;
Toomi - 80cm;
Iimori - 35cm

Hakuba 47:
5cm of new snow to report.
All runs at Hakuba 47 are now open.
Lifts operating - Gondola, Line A, Line C and Line E.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 125cm
Lower - 40cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
Lifts operating - Gondola, Alpen quad, Kurobishi No2 quad, Panorama pair, Happo Riesen quad, Nakiyama No3 triple lift.
You can now ride down to gondola base.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 150cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 40cm
Sakka - 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair, Hannoki pair, Shirakaba quad, Tsugaike Chuo triple lift and Karamatsu pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 250cm
Lower slopes - 70cm

Hakuba Cortina:
10-15cm of new snow to report from Hakuba Cortina.
Number 2 quad and Number 4 pair lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 145cm
Lower slopes - 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
The Gondola, 4 line East and 5 line South lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 110cm
Lower slopes - 50cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Number 2 quad, Number 3 quad and Number 6 pair lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
50cm

Hakuba Minekata:
Minekata plans to open from Saturday 22nd December.

Archive report: Posted at 10:30am on Wednesday 19th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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