Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:41am on Saturday 5th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not at the moment
wind condition
2m/s
Limited
This report
Saturday 5th December 2015, 8:41am
6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 21cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Saturday 5th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba and there's more snow to report - generally resorts are reporting 15-30cm of snow from lower to upper areas, less than that since my last report at base here.

With this new snowfall there is more terrain and lifts opening up from this morning. I have added the details below under each resort. It's great to see more opening up. Remember - early season things can change quickly so for the very latest if you are going best to check the official resort websites.

We might get more snow down to village today though with temperatures heading to around 5 degrees it might be rain - but probably snow on the mountains. At this moment though there is even a bit of sunshine breaking through the cloud in places.

Unfortunately beyond today we are looking at more settled and fine weather. 'Fine' as in a good chance of sun and clear skies, and that is due to last for most of the week by the looks of things.

Still the season is going and there is snow to play in. Hopefully we'll get winter settle in good and proper soon.

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Resorts that are currently at least part open - subject to change

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 15-30cm of fresh snow this morning.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 90cm
Base: 30cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu reporting 30cm of snow on upper slopes.
The upper Panorama Course and Grand Prix courses at Hakuba Goryu are now open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the open area)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 50cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
More of Happo-one is open from this morning with the Kurobishi, Usagidaira and Panorama areas now skiable.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 90cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper part of the Han-no-ki course area is open
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 97cm
Maruyama: -cm

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 8:41am on Saturday 5th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts and courses open from this morning. See the main report area for more details.

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 5th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
5th December 6cm 10cm 0cm
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
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Previous 14 days total 31cm 25cm 35cm
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December observed snowfall total 21cm 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 31cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
21cm
[31cm]
- - - - -
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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