Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and sunshine
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 8:34am
0cm
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 8:12am 0cm
Monday 18th December 2017, 9:18am 2cm
Sunday 17th December 2017, 8:33am 18cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:39am 0cm
Friday 15th December 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:59am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 93cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello there and after a day of snow and cold yesterday, it's one of those fantastic blue sky days again.

We are enjoying some amazing clear skies with just some cloud hanging over some of the peaks, with sunny sunshine trying to warm up the very cold start to the day here in Hakuba.

Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba 47 are this morning reporting 5cm up top (as well as snow falling during the day yesterday). The Sakka Number 2 pair lift at Happo-one is due to start up from today and that resort is reporting 2cm of snow this morning at the top Gondola station.

With the cold conditions the snow this morning should be in really good condition and today is perfect to be out on the mountains.

Next snow? Perhaps a little overnight tonight but after that more sun than snow over the next few days, along with milder temps too - especially at the weekend. Things should get back to being colder and snowy by Monday morning.

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Ski resort opening status on Wednesday 20th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Alpen quad lift
- Hakuba Riesen quad lift
- Nakiyama Number 3 triple lift
- Panorama pair lift
- Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 3 pair lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift
- Sakka Kita-one quad lift
- Sakka Number 2 pair lift

Courses open:
- Majority of course areas are now at least part open.
- Areas still closed: Riesen Grat, Kurobishi off-piste, Nakiyama Wall, Nakiyama North, Central, Shirakaba North.

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 180cm
- Usagidaira: 135cm
- Lower: 70cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift
- Toomi Sky four lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift
- Milky four lift
- Number 1 high speed pair lift
- Number 6 pair lift

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Cosmo River, Sunny Way, Straight Whisky, Snow Diving and Adventure are open.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 205cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- All main courses are open; the Tree Riding Zone is not available yet.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 60cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- Most lifts now operating.

Courses open:
- All courses areas apart from Champion and Kane-no-naru-oka 2 are now open.

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 185cm
- Han-no-ki: 185cm
- Maruyama: 55cm
- Shirakaba: 60cm
- Oya-no-hara: 45cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 45cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts
- Number 1 pair lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 4 pair lift

Courses open:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Mt Hieda 2
- Mt Hieda 3
- Itadaira
- Ipponmatsu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- Base: 107cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts
- Gondola
- View 2
- 4 East
- 5 South

Courses open:
- View C
- View D
- East
- South
- Gezan
- Sunny Valley (part)
- Paradise (part)
- by1 (part)
- by2 (part)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm
- Base: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts
- Alps Number 4 pair lift
- Alps Number 5 high speed pair lift

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 3 quad lift
- Number 6 quad lift

Official snow depth:
- 50cm

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts
- Number 3 quad lift

Official snow depth:
- 60cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts at least part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th December 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 20th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
18th December 2cm 3cm 1cm
17th December 18cm 7cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 1cm 0cm
15th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 5cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 11cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 40cm 6cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 93cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 140cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th December 2017
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
93cm
[140cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
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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