Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 27th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snowfall
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow is falling
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 9:14am
32cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:44am 2cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 8:35am 5cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 132cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 179cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

You want fresh snow. We got snow!

I am very happy to report heavy snowfall in Hakuba this morning - been spending time checking information which has led to a later-than-usual report... apologies!

So let's get to it:

First of all the headlines. The the fresh snowfall that resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba Cortina: 70-80cm (!)
Hakuba Iwatake: 30-40cm
Hakuba 47: 20-40cm
Hakuba Goryu: 10-30cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 20cm

Check out Hakuba Cortina. WOO-HOO!! I know where I want to be this morning.

Some of the official snow depth numbers have taken a big jump this morning too, notably Tsugaike which has added close to 1m to some of the numbers.

With that set of numbers, you can get a pretty good idea that there's a very nice layer of fresh snow on the slopes this morning and I can indeed report 32cm of snow at base with snow still falling now too.

All good.

Well, perhaps apart from windy conditions - which are affecting some lifts. Tsugaike and Happo-one seem to be the worst affected at the start of the day. If you plan to get out today, best to check with the resorts. I have updated info as I have it below.

Snowfall is expected to continue through today and tomorrow. Perhaps a break at the weekend before more snow into the new year.

Things are looking good.

Take care out there. Danger as well as endless fun awaits. Let's not forget that.

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Please check out the message that our reporter friend up in Niseko has made today in the Niseko Now report.

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Ski resort opening status on Wednesday 27th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts (apart from a few lower lifts) are generally operating
- But many on hold this morning due to weather conditions

Courses open:
- All course are now open
- Only the Kurobishi Off-Piste Area remains closed

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 215cm
- Usagidaira: 160cm
- Lower: 60cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 2 & 4 are operating
- Scheduled to be open for nighta until 9:30pm, daily in the Toomi area

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 235cm
- Toomi: 80cm
- Iimori: 60cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Line D are operating

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- The Tree Riding Zone is now open (Gate 3 closed)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 210cm
- Base: 70cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are now operating for the season
- However, weather conditions affecting a number of lifts including the Gondola this morning

Courses open:
- All courses areas apart from Kane-no-naru-oka 2 are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 250cm
- Han-no-ki: 240cm
- Maruyama: 90cm
- Shirakaba: 150cm
- Oya-no-hara: 130cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 90cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 5 are operating

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 200-230cm
- Base: 130-150cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are now operating for the season, though some affected by weather conditions this morning

Courses open:
- View C
- View D
- East
- South
- Gezan (part)
- Sunny Valley (part)
- Paradise (part)
- by1
- by2
- by3

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 60cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 and Alps Number 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2, 3, 6 and 7 lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by weather conditions

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 27th December 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 27th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th December 32cm 0cm 12cm
26th December 2cm 0cm 6cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
23rd December 5cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 6cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 17cm 24cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 132cm 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 179cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 27th 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]
132cm
[179cm]
- - - - -
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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