Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 19th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:19am on Saturday 19th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow easing off
wind condition
Moderate
Limited in many resort areas
This report
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:19am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 27cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 37cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Saturday 19th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Light snow has been falling this morning in the valley and more no doubt up there on the mountains too where I am hearing conditions are quite windy too with poor visibility in places. The resorts that are already open though seem to be unaffected and open as planned with a few more lifts running this morning at Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen.

Please keep an eye on the resort specific information below as it is being updated every day. Apologies if the reports are a little later than usual at the moment - there is such a lot of information to check every morning. It will be a big help and relief to everyone once all of the resorts can be 'fully open'!

Back to the snow and there has been around 5cm of fresh around base areas and resorts are reporting around 10-15cm of new snowfall this morning.

The forecast tells us to expect clouds to clear by this afternoon and before it gets dark we might get some sun but it should remain cold for the day. Tomorrow should be clear and sunny with a high temperature perhaps around 5 degrees.

Looking ahead a bit further, is that rain on Monday? It might well be down at base anyway as it gets slightly warmer again but as we approach Christmas it looks as if there's promise of some fresh snow.

It has been a difficult start to the season for sure. Seasons are long though so a late start doesn't write the story of the whole season.

Hopefully Santa might have something big up his sleeve for us!

In the meantime we just need to enjoy what we have. Hope you have a good weekend wherever you are.

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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 Saturday 19th December (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 3-5cm of new snowfall at base and 10-15cm higher up.
Upper area of Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, Route 5, Route 6 and Route 8 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 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 65cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are open.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 50cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper Tsuga-no-mori area and upper part of the Han-no-ki course areas are open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 69cm
Maruyama: -cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall on upper areas.
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 9:19am on Saturday 19th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations still as we wait for more snowfall

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 19th December 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 19th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
19th December 5cm 20cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 6cm 147cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 164cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 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 37cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
27cm
[37cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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