Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Friday 4th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing!
wind condition
Moderate-strong northerly winds higher up
Poor
This report
Friday 4th December 2015, 8:33am
15cm
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 9:04am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015, 8:20am 0cm
Tuesday 1st December 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 30th November 2015, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 29th November 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Saturday 28th November 2015, 9:28am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 15cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 25cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It's snowing!

Yes, it's coming down nicely at the moment. I was just up by the base of Hakuba 47 and there was around 20cm of fresh underfoot. Less of that in the central village areas but 15cm outside my place.

The snow started last night but has really turned into decent snowfall from early this morning. If it keeps on snowing like this then we can expect more lifts and courses to be open for the weekend... if it's not too windy. Snow is forecast through today and tomorrow as well with clearer skies due on Sunday.

Strong winds on mountain are actually preventing Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen to open their lifts as planned at the time of writing this report, though it looks like Hakuba Goryu are going ahead as planned. All subject to change of course.

Post weekend clearer weather conditions will prevail so we want as much as possible over the next two days.

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Resorts that are currently at least part open

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 reporting 15-20cm at base and higher up - surely more up there!
The base area of Hakuba 47 base is not yet open but the top area of Goryu/47 is open. Get up there via the Hakuba Goryu gondola.
2500 yen for adults, 1350 yen for children.
Planned lifts:
Line E will be closed today as the resort supplements the real snow with artificial snow (hopefully that won't actually be needed!)
Official snow depth
Upper: 60cm
Base: 15cm


Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu reporting 15-20cm of snow on upper slopes.
The upper area of Hakuba Goryu is open along with one of the Hakuba 47 lifts.
2500 yen for adults; 1350 yen for children
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the open area)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 50cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The Panorama course of Happo-one is planned to be open but strong winds preventing that at time of writing report.
2600 yen for adults; 1600 yen for children
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola (to get to the open area)
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 30cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Part of the upper area of Tsugaike Kogen are planned to be open but poor weather conditions are preventing the lifts from moving at the time of this report.
3500 yen for adults; 2000 yen for children
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 44cm
Maruyama: 0cm

Other planned resort opening dates

12th December:
Kashimayari:
Hakuba Cortina:

18th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Friday 4th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited and strong winds messing about with operations

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 4th December 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Friday 4th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
4th December 15cm 10cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 5cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th November 0cm - 10cm
29th November 0cm - 0cm
28th November 10cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 15cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 15cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 15cm 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 25cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th December 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]
15cm
[25cm]
- - - - -
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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