Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th November 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Sunday 29th November 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None expected today
wind condition
Light north-easterly
Fair to poor
This report
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:40am
0cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 9:28am 10cm
Friday 27th November 2015, 9:44am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 9:20am 0cm
Monday 23rd November 2015, 10:20am 0cm
Monday 16th November 2015, 11:50am 0cm
Thursday 5th November 2015, 10:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (November 2015) total: 10cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 10cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Sunday 29th November 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

Soon after the report went up yesterday I heard that Tsugaike Kogen was also opening up - for what they are calling pre-open! - so from yesterday we had four of the big resorts in the valley starting their season. In the big picture of course it is very limited but all the same, turns to be had. And there were a fair few people willing to try them out as well. It's good to have the ski lifts moving again. Hakuba is great in other seasons of course, but for me there's just nothing like winter.

OK so back to yesterday. Snowing on the mountain - reports of around 10cm new up there yesterday - though it was a bit sleety and wet down in the village unfortunately which kind of washed away a bit (just a bit) of the enthusiasm of some of us not able to be riding the lifts to higher areas.

It is cloudy down here at the moment this morning with a high of about 5 degrees expected later, the last of this current snowfall easing off with the upper areas of the mountains covered in cloud. Then we have some sun likely tomorrow with slightly warmer temperatures expected too. Not too much please.

Can't say that large amount of snowfall is expected over the next few days, but looking towards the end of the week a cold front laden with snow looks like it might be about to arrive.

In the meantime, below is the information available this morning. As I said yesterday please remember that things can change quickly and it's best to see the official resort info if you plan on going at this early stage. I'll do my best to bring you the latest and keep you informed with regards to resorts opening and lifts.

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Resorts that are currently at least part open

Hakuba 47:
The base area of Hakuba 47 base is still closed open but the top areas of Goryu/47 are open via Hakuba Goryu, as well as the Line E lift. 2500 yen for adults, 1350 yen for children. Reporting 10cm of new snow on upper slopes.
Lifts operating:
Line E lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 23cm
Base: -


Hakuba Goryu:
The upper area of Hakuba Goryu is open along with one of the Hakuba 47 lifts. 2500 yen for adults; 1350 yen for children
Lifts operating:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the open area)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 60cm
Iimori: -
Toomi: -

Hakuba Happo-one:
The Panorama area of Happo-one is now open. 2600 yen for adults; 1600 yen for children
Lifts operating:
Adam Gondola (to get to the open area)
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 40cm
Nakiyama: -
Sakka: -

Tsugaike Kogen:
Part of the upper area of Tsugaike Kogen are open. 3500 yen for adults; 2000 yen for children
Lifts operating:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 25cm
Maruyama: -


Other planned resort opening dates

Early December until mid April
Kashimayari:

12th December
Hakuba Cortina:

18th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:

Mid December until late March
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Sunday 29th November 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report - four resorts are now part open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th November 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 29th November 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th November 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 29th November 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th November 0cm - 0cm
28th November 10cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 0cm -
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
16th November 0cm - -
5th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 10cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 0cm 25cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total - 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 10cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th November 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]
- - - - - -
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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