Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Sunday 31st December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light to moderate
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 31st December 2017, 8:51am
0cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 8:44am 0cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 2cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:44am 24cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 9:14am 32cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:44am 2cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 67cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 158cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 205cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Sunday 31st December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It's a fairly easy report this morning. Pretty much everywhere is open and busy for the New Year.

There is a lot of cloud but some blue sky too. It was a cold start to the morning but the forecast shows some relatively mild conditions today with sunshine likely.

But we might well end 2017 with snow once again falling. And the forecast looks good for the start of the New Year still - look out for some heavy snow Tuesday into Wednesday.

There's lots going on for the New Year in Hakuba and if you are here no doubt the place you are staying at will be filling you in on the details. Wherever you decide to spend your new year - whether it's enjoying some extended nighta, watching fireworks, drinking and eating or just getting tucked up getting in some kip ready for first lifts of 2018 - have a fun and safe day.

See you tomorrow. Possibly a little later than usual. (Sorry in advance).

:)

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Just a few end of year thank yous:

Thanks for reading the reports.
Thanks Nature for this snow. You rock.
Thanks to the hard-working staff at ski resorts, accommodations and restaurants etc around the village who are in super hyper busy mode at the moment.
Thanks to the folk running SnowJapan. It's an amazing website and service that people should really appreciate - please keep it up!

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Ski resort opening status on Sunday 31st December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts (apart from Happo Number 1 pair) are operating

Courses open:
- All course are now generally open
- Only the Kurobishi Off-Piste Area remains closed
- Nighta for New Years Eve from 10:00pm until 11:40pm - free

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 250cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Lower: 85cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart are operating

Courses open:
- All courses are open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Toomi: 90cm
- Iimori: 60cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- The Tree Riding Zone is now open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 225cm
- Base: 80cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts should be operating

Courses open:
- All course areas are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 260cm
- Han-no-ki: 260cm
- Maruyama: 100cm
- Shirakaba: 200cm
- Oya-no-hara: 125cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 125cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating

Courses open:
- All courses open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 287cm
- Base: 180cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 80cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

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

Official snow depth:
- 230cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 115cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Sunday 31st December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open!

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 31st December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st 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 Sunday 31st December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 0cm 7cm 1cm
29th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
28th December 24cm 11cm 0cm
27th December 32cm 0cm 12cm
26th December 2cm 0cm 6cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 18cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 67cm 27cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 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 205cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
- - - - -
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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