Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 27th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Limited visibility
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NNE
Limited
This report
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:25am
12cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:57am 6cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:34am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:03am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 45cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 55cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

A fabulously happy morning to you from Hakuba where snow is arriving in style.

About 12cm here outside my place but resorts reporting some very good numbers from the slopes. Here's the numbers (of fresh snowfall) that are available:

Hakuba 47 - 10cm base, 40cm upper areas
Hakuba Goryu - 15cm Toomi, 20cm Iimori, 35cm upper
Hakuba Cortina - 20-30cm of fresh snow

I have updated what seems to be open at resorts in the areas below so please check those details out. The good news is that Hakuba Cortina are able to open today as well as Hakuba Iwatake and there are more lifts and courses at other resorts now opening up.

With the snow continuing to fall and resorts keen to open up as much as possible as quickly as possible, it's a situation that will be changing rapidly.

Happo-one seems to be having a problem with their website (overload?) and somewhat struggling to get clear info out but they planned to have the Skyline Number 2 pair lift and Skyline Course open from this morning. I am also hearing of issues with the Kokusai Number 1 lift this morning but it may be back up and running soon. To get up to the upper area, use either the Kita One quad lift or Gondola.

Apologies for the later report this morning. There's just so much information to check (and not all of it the easiest to find either). I hope that what I'm providing this morning is a fairly clear picture of the situation. Oh for the day when every resort in the area is finally 'FULLY OPEN'! Hopefully that is now not too far off. I'm sure we are all looking forward to it.

(Phew!)

Oh yes, after all that forgot to say: snow forecast for day with limited visibility on the slopes. It's cold this morning, wrap up well and take care.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 9:15am on Sunday 27th December (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of new snowfall at base and up to 40cm higher up.
Upper Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 4, Route 5, Route 6 and Route 8 courses are open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 120cm
Base: 15cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 15cm of new snowfall at base and 35cm on upper areas.
The upper Panorama Course, Grand Prix and Super courses are open as well as the lower Toomi run and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area.
The open upper and lower areas are not yet connected - gondola is needed to get down from upper area.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 65cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are open. Skyline is planned to be open this morning.
Further details are unconfirmed this morning. Possible changes this morning.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kita One quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 50cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina open from this morning, reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow and a snow depth of 50cm higher up.
Courses open - Ikenota, Mt Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1 (lower).
Planned lifts:
Number 2 quad lift
Number 4 pair lift
Official snow depth
Top: 50cm
Base: 20cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper Tsuga-no-mori area and upper part of the Han-no-ki course areas are open as well as part of the lower Kane-no-naru-oka area.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Tsuga Number 1 pair lift
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 132cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 35cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
The North and East runs are open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
3Sen North
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 50cm
Lower: 10cm

Kashimayari:
Course 2 is open
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift

Unconfirmed at time of writing:

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Sunday 27th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts and resorts opening up with this snowfall - details in the main report

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 27th December 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 27th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
27th December 12cm 2cm 1cm
26th December 6cm 5cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 30cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 5cm 10cm
21st December 0cm 2cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 54cm 41cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 181cm 83cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 45cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 55cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
45cm
[55cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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