Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 23rd December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy still but expecting clearer conditions
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow easing off, clearing?
wind condition
Light NNE
Fair and improving
This report
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 8:50am
30cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 8:58am 5cm
Sunday 21st December 2014, 9:02am 2cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:11am 0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 9:05am 20cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 9:02am 30cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 9:27am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 117cm
Last 14 reports (total): 186cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 226cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 226cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

First of all, happy birthday to the Emperor of Japan - to celebrate we all get a holiday today!

Snow still falling this morning mountain side, a bit clearer over by the roads on the other side of the valley. That's not the headline though...

Loads of snow falling yesterday and large amounts of lovely fresh snow to report this morning. Here's what the resorts say this morning for the overnight haul:

Hakuba Goryu: up to 50cm
Hakuba 47: up to 40cm
Hakuba Cortina: 30-40cm
Hakuba Norikura: 30cm
Hakuba Iwatake: 10-20cm

Very nice.

And the rest, I reckon. Just, lots. Enough for everyone that's for sure.

Do I need to say that conditions should be excellent this morning? :)

OK so yes snow clouds hanging on this morning but we are expecting them to clear up somewhat today and move on. Just how much it clears up remains to be seen of course but we could be on for some dramatic views later in the day.

Expecting milder weather tomorrow maybe just cloud, maybe clearer, and then back to snow falling into Christmas Day.

Lots of people arriving in Hakuba now for their Christmas break. I'm noticing lots of folk from all over the world, it's great to hear lots of different languages being spoken, even if I can't understand them.

Have fun everyone and remember, take special care in all that snow out there.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations as of 23rd December 2014. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 50cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and 20-30cm lower down.
All lifts operating except Alps Daira 2&4 and Toomi Number 2 Pair lift.
All courses open except Adventure Course.
Night skiing at Toomi every day until 31st March.

- Alps Daira - 275cm
- Toomi - 195cm
- Iimori - 150cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 40-50cm on mountain and 10-20cm of fresh snowfall at base.
All courses open.
Tree Riding Zone not open yet.

- Upper - 245cm
- Lower - 130cm

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Happo-one:
Most courses at Happo-one are now open. Grad Quad not open.
Snow Chao Kids Park open; Happo Banks The Snow Park not yet open.

- Usagidaira - 250cm
- Nakiyama - 120cm
- Sakka - 130cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 30cm of new snowfall at base and 40cm on upper areas.
Lifts 5 and 7 not open - resort mostly open... Rabbit, Snake, Kamoshika, Ipponmatsu now open.
Night skiing every day until 31st March.

- Upper - 290cm
- Lower - 200cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now open, most notably the Uma-no-se course not yet open.
Next night skiing is from 27th December through 1st January in both Kane-no-naru-oka and Karamatsu-Shirakaba areas.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 260cm
- Maruyama - 160cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 180cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
Resort is part open.

- Upper - 200cm
- Lower - 120cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Resort is part open.

- 220cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.
Night skiing every day until 31st March.

- 130cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Tuesday 23rd December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are now open

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 23rd December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd December 30cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 5cm 10cm 15cm
21st December 2cm 30cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 20cm 2cm 2cm
18th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 117cm 42cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 186cm 102cm 72cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 226cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 226cm 423cm 565cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 23rd December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
226cm
[226cm]
- - - - -
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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