Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow easing off
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Fair lower; poor higher
This report
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 8:49am
11cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 8:54am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:47am 6cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:39am 0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 28cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 57cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 58cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

A good morning to you from Hakuba and thankfully it is a much (much) better one than yesterday.

Yes, there's fresh snowfall on the ground. About 10cm of it in the village and resorts reporting various amounts, but mostly around 20cm on upper areas with Cortina going up to 30cm of fresh. A good foot, I like that.

Hakuba 47: up to 20cm on upper areas
Hakuba Goryu: 10-20cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 20cm
Hakuba Cortina: 30cm

This is what we want to be able to report... every day! (Well, most days would be fine too!)

There was a gusty wind blowing about earlier on but it seems to be less so now and doesn't appear to be affecting lift operations around the resorts. At the moment here in the village it is just cloudy with those snow clouds hanging on.

Some of the lifts and courses that were closed yesterday are back up and running and the biggest change I can see so far this morning is a bigger areas of the Tsugaike Kogen, Cortina and Norikura due to open up. As always see below for more updated details.

The forecast shows clearer conditions possible later on today and tomorrow morning with a return to snowfall later tomorrow.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Wednesday 28th December 2016:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is now mostly open.
The resort is reporting up to 20cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading no longer required - you can ski/board to base.
The upper course connection with Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Line A.B
- Line C
- Line E
All courses now open apart from Route 7.
The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 110cm
Base: 20cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required back to base.
The upper course connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1
- Alps Number 3
- Toomi Sky Four
- Toomi Number 1 pair
- Milky Four
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
Official snow depth
Alps: 110cm
Toomi: 30cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall.
Downloading via Gondola or Kokusai Number 1 pair lift required.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Grat quad (for climbing)
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai Number 1
- Kokusai Number 3
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Sakka Kita-one quad
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 80cm
Kurobishi: 110cm
Lower: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Lower Han-no-ki (part)
- Maruyama (part)
- Kane-no-naru-oka (part)
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 105cm
Han-no-ki: 80cm
Oya-no-hara: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Number 1 pair
- Number 2 quad
- Number 4 pair lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Mt Hieda 1
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Itadaria
- Ipponmatsu
- Other courses being checked and likely to open
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm
Base: 70cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- East
- North
Official snow depth:
Top: 50cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 quad
- Number 6 quad
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently part open with 4 courses available.
Lift info:
- Alps Number 1
- Alps Number 4
- Alps Number 5
- Alps Number 6
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka planned to open but has delayed opening... maybe tomorrow apparently!

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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Wednesday 28th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Complicated! See report for the updated info.

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 28th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
28th December 11cm 0cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 12cm 2cm
26th December 0cm 6cm 5cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
24th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 30cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 18cm 52cm
Previous 14 days total 28cm 24cm 141cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 57cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 58cm 321cm 619cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 28th December 2016
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
57cm
[58cm]
- - - - -
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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