Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 25th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy - poor visibility on mountain
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light
Poor on mountain
This report
Thursday 25th December 2014, 8:15am
10cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 67cm
Last 14 reports (total): 196cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 236cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 236cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 25th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Merry Christmas to all Hakuba Now and SnowJapan readers.

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It's a white Christmas here in Hakuba. Most new snowfall being reported by Hakuba Cortina resort who say there's been up to 40cm of fresh on the upper slopes over there. Goryu reporting 25cm, 47 reporting 30cm higher up and 10-15cm at base, Happo-one reporting 10cm.

And my eyes report about 5-10cm or so on the ground in the village. It's not as fluffy and dry as it has been; a bit heavier and wet earlier on, but some good looking flakes coming down outside the window just now. Fresh snow is fresh snow, I'm sure it will be fine conditions out on the mountain this morning.

Looks like it's really coming down out there now looking at the webcams from around the resorts - very poor visibility with nothing to see other than a sheet of grey/white.

Snowfall is forecast on and off for the day today and tomorrow along with the continued cold conditions. Come Saturday the forecast is saying clearer skies and milder conditions through into at least early week.

Have a fun Christmas day folk and take care on the slopes.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations as of 25th December 2014. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 25cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira, 15cm on Toomi.
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 - 180cm
- Iimori - 150cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 10-15cm at base this morning and up to 30cm higher up.
All courses open.
Tree Riding Zone not open yet.

- Upper - 245cm
- Lower - 135cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning.
Kokusai Number 1 Pair lift still out of action due to damage to the snow nets - they hope to have it fixed up before the end of the year.
Almost all areas of Happo-one are now open. The top Grad Quad lift is now open.
Snow Chao Kids Park open; Happo Banks The Snow Park not yet open.

- Usagidaira - 240cm
- Nakiyama - 120cm
- Sakka - 120cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 40cm of new snowfall on upper areas and 30cm on lower areas.
Lifts 5 and 7 not open - resort now mostly open. Heavy snow so Lift 5 closed due to Avalanche danger.
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 - 275cm
- Maruyama - 150cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 180cm

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

- Upper - 200cm
- Lower - 110cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Resort is mostly open.

- 200cm

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

- 130cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 25th 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 Thursday 25th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
25th December 10cm 0cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
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
Previous 7 days total 67cm 42cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 196cm 100cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 236cm 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 236cm 423cm 565cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th 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]
236cm
[236cm]
- - - - -
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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