Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 19th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:08am on Thursday 19th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light easterly
Fair to poor.
This report
Thursday 19th December 2013, 9:08am
2cm
Wednesday 18th December 2013, 8:57am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2013, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 16th December 2013, 9:00am 5cm
Sunday 15th December 2013, 9:24am 20cm
Saturday 14th December 2013, 9:25am 15cm
Friday 13th December 2013, 8:40am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 64cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 99cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Thursday 19th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Clouds remain over Hakuba this morning, but the clouds are trying to give us more snow rather than just sitting there like they were yesterday. Resorts around the valley are reporting new snowfall, albeit rather small numbers ranging from 1cm to 10cm. So a thin new layer of snow can be expected out on the slopes this morning.

Just a bit of (wet) snow down at village level and it is snowing lightly now. Snow is forecast on and off for the day and tomorrow, perhaps into the weekend. Early next week looks set to be drier and finer conditions, so all fingers crossed for the next few days.

In some resort news this morning, the Sakka quad lift will be opening from tomorrow at Happo, with all of their lifts and courses scheduled to be open and up and running from Saturday (first lifts Nakayama Number 3 and the Gondola starting at 7:30am).

With Christmas and New Year approaching, we can expect resorts to do whatever they can to open up as much as possible (obviously). Hopefully weather will co-operate and make it easy for them.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 19th December 2013):

Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 1-5cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 235cm
Toomi - 100cm
Iimori - 65cm
All courses apart from Iimori's Snowdiving and Adventure courses open.

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 5-10cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 155cm
Lower - 40cm
All courses apart from Tree Riding Zone open.

Happo-one:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Usagidaira - 175cm
Nakiyama - -cm
Sakka - -cm
Upper areas open (not Grat quad), can ski down to gondola base now. Lower areas still limited.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 222cm
Maruyama - 80cm
Kanenonaruoka - 60cm
Part open.

Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 1cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 175cm
Lower - 95cm
Part open.

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Other resorts planned opening dates:
Hakuba Iwatake - 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 9:08am on Thursday 19th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report.

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14th December 15cm 0cm -
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