Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:32am
2cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 9:00am 0cm
Sunday 1st January 2017, 8:35am 2cm
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:42am 0cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 8:36am 7cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 8:49am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 28cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 69cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It was a mild yesterday and we had periods of mostly blue sky and then times when there was more cloud around, particularly around mid afternoon. Things generally cleared up once again for a beautiful dusk before it went dark.

This morning I am happy to be able to report snow falling. There's 2cm on the ground so far and hopefully more to come though it isn't expected to last much beyond lunch time. It is colder though and tomorrow snow clouds should be around as well, hopefully making their deposits.

The webcams from around the resorts don't show much at the moment with poor visibility out there. Extra care needed.

Oh yes, resorts are reporting varying amounts of snowfall this morning. 47 say there's up to 20cm of snow on their upper areas; to the north at Cortina they are reporting up to 5cm. On that information, I think I might have decided where I am heading this morning!

See you tomorrow with - fingers crossed - more snow news.

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Resort news as of 8:30am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
The resort is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall on the upper areas.
The top connection with Hakuba Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts operating.
- All courses now open apart from Route 7.
- The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 120cm
Base: 25cm

Hakuba Goryu:
The resort is reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper areas.
The top connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts apart from the Iimori Number 1 lift and the Cosmo quad lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: 30cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The upper areas of Hakuba Happo-one are open.
You can now ski or board back down to base via the Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama courses.
Downloading via Gondola or lift required in the other areas.
The resort is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating with just a number of base area lifts still to get moving.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Riesen (part)
- Panorama
- Nakiyama South (part)
- Kita-one 3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 90cm
Kurobishi: 120cm
Lower: 25cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating.
The following courses are open:
- Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now open apart from Uma-no-se and Champion areas.
- The Shirakaba, Kane-no-oka and forest run areas are only part open.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 115cm
Han-no-ki: 100cm
Oya-no-hara: 25cm
Maruyama: 30cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 25cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting up to 3-5cm of fresh snowfall.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Hakuba Cortina is now mostly open.
- Snake course closed.
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm
Base: 65cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Paradise triple
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- View C (part)
- East
- North
- Paradise (part)
- by1
Official snow depth:
Top: 55cm
Base: 30cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 lifts.
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently mostly open.
Lift info:
- All but one lift are now operating with most courses planned to be open today.
Official snow depth:
Top: 80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is now part open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 20cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see details above for what is open

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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 3rd January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd January 2cm 0cm 5cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 2cm 12cm 10cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 20cm
30th December 7cm 1cm 3cm
29th December 0cm 8cm 10cm
28th December 11cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 22cm 21cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 28cm 39cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 4cm 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 69cm 321cm 619cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 3rd January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
4cm
[69cm]
- - - -
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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