Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 23rd December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow falling higher up, due to ease off
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Fair to limited depending on where you are
This report
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 8:35am
5cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 8:41am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 54cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 98cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 145cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Another beautiful day yesterday.

Lots of updates have been made to the resort specific lists this morning (below), so be sure to check them out.

The main headlines:

- The Grat quad lift and top course at Happo-one is now open
- All of Goryu-47 is now open, including the Iimori area
- The Tree Riding Zone at Hakuba 47 is now open

This morning there's 5cm of fresh snow to report though curiously the resorts aren't reporting much - Cortina are mentioning just 2cm, Goryu are mentioning 0cm (!) and 47 report 10cm. Perhaps due to the snow starting early morning. But anyway a bit of a layer of fresh snow out there. Snow cover is not a problem but we could do with some more...

So what about heavy snowfall? This coming week shows lots of exciting potential with heavy snowfall due to be with us from tomorrow night or Monday morning - and it's due to continue for at least a few days. We should be a getting a lot of snow out of this, so we can look forward to renewed excellent conditions.

Before that, sun is on the forecast for tomorrow (and perhaps later today) --- the calm before the storm, hopefully.

Enjoy your day.

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Ski resort opening status on Saturday 23rd December 2017:

Updated daily

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: Kurobishi off-piste, Nakiyama Wall, Nakiyama North, Central, Shirakaba North

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 175cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Lower: 55cm

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
- Toomi Number 2 pair lift
- Milky four lift
- Number 1 high speed pair lift
- Number 6 pair lift
- Cosmo four lift

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Cosmo River, 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 now open (Gate 3 closed)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 185cm
- 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: 170cm
- Han-no-ki: 170cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Shirakaba: 60cm
- Oya-no-hara: 45cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 3 lift
- Number 4 pair lift
- Number 6 lift

Courses open:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Mt Hieda 2
- Mt Hieda 3
- Itadaira
- Ipponmatsu
- Rabbit
- Snake (confirming)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 168cm
- Base: 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- View 2
- 4 East
- 5 South
- Paradise triple
- Line

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 1 quad lift
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 3 quad lift
- Number 5 pair lift
- Number 6 quad lift
- Number 7 pair lift

Official snow depth:
- 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- Number 3 quad lift

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 23rd 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 Saturday 23rd December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd December 5cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
18th December 2cm 3cm 1cm
17th December 18cm 7cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 10cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 54cm 27cm 6cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 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 145cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 23rd 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]
98cm
[145cm]
- - - - -
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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