Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 20th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Light
OK lower, poor in places
This report
Friday 20th December 2013, 9:00am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 64cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 99cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 20th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Bit of a wet morning in Hakuba without it actually raining at the moment, it is just cloudy. Overnight resorts in the village are reporting none to slight snowfall on lower areas and up to 10cm higher up. So, higher up is the place to be - though looks like visibility is poor on the mountain this morning.

No new snow at base, and wet conditions. Snow higher. We're hoping for some new cm to report today and tomorrow.

As the forecast stands at the moment, we'll be looking at some clearer conditions come Monday next week through Christmas.

Both Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen plan to be fully open from tomorrow. Hakuba Iwatake opened this morning and the smaller Hakuba Minekata is opening from tomorrow. You will see more facilities opening up this weekend as things start to get busiers.

It's a three day long weekend in Japan this weekend and so Hakuba will very probably be bustling. First up on the lifts get the best conditions!

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 20th December 2013):

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

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 0-5cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 185cm
Lower - 40cm
All courses apart from Tree Riding Zone open.

Happo-one:
Reporting 0-5cm of new snowfall.
Usagidaira - 175cm
Nakiyama - 50cm
Sakka - 50cm
Plans to be (almost) fully open from tomorrow.

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 100cm
Lower - 30cm
Open from today.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 240cm
Maruyama - 80cm
Kanenonaruoka - 40cm
Part open. All open from tomorrow.

Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Upper - 170cm
Lower - 85cm
Part open.

Hakuba Minekata:
Opening tomorrow.

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 20th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report. Getting closer to fully open this weekend.

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