Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, bit of sun
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light in town but stronger on mountain
Good
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Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:05am
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Monday 4th January 2016, 8:46am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:55am 0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 9:30am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 9:01am 12cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:56am 0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:04am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 39cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 12cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 76cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

(Snow news coming soon -- promise!!)

This morning it is generally cloudy, though there is some blue sky in places and the sun breaking through. Hakuba 47 were a bit earlier reporting light snow falling higher up on the mountain though I expect that will have cleared now. Feels kind of hazy in places.

There's still a bit of spring-like southerly wind gusting about and some lifts at Hakuba Goryu and 47 are operating but maybe slower than usual. It is good to see Happo-one able to open from early on this morning as well.

Resorts still having to deal with insufficient snowfall especially on lower areas. Unfortunately Hakuba Cortina this morning are stopping their Number 1 and Number 6 pair lifts (which were open) due to the snow situation. For Hakuba Cortina to be lacking snow is saying something - they are usually enjoying being dumped on in style. (Very hopefully that will be happening before long). Tsugaike have a few lifts resting as well now from this morning on lower slope areas.

Having to talk about 'scaling down' open areas at resorts feels more like late season April than early January.

Sorry, I really don't want to have to say these things. I truly love Hakuba and I want to see it enjoying the snow it deserves and expects and for the people visiting to be able to enjoy that.

So when are going to get some relief? Well, the good news is that relief does seem to be on the way. For a start it should be gradually getting colder over the next few days which is a good start. We may get a bit of snow overnight tonight, though wouldn't expect too much, and from Thursday onwards we can expect more, particular as we enter the weekend.

Let us pray!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:55am on Tuesday 5th January 2015 (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses apart from Route 7 officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 90cm
Base: 5cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Panorama, Grand Prix, Super Course in upper area, the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area are planned to be open.
The upper-lower connecting Champion Dynamic and Woody courses are unfortunately closed due to the snow conditions.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Toomi Number 1 pair lift
Toomi Number 2 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 115cm
Toomi: 35cm
Iimori: 25cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One and Riesen Slalom areas are planned to be open with lower course areas still closed.
Take one of the Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Sakka Kitaone quad or Nakiyama Number 3 triple lifts to get back down to base.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 60cm
Nakiyama: 10cm
Sakka: 5cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 0cm of fresh snow.
Courses open - Ikenota, Ikenota Forest (upper), Mt Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1 (lower), Itadaira, Itadaira Forest.
Planned lifts:
Number 2 quad lift
Number 4 pair lift
Number 5 pair lift
Official snow depth
Top: 100cm
Base: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Large sections of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Most lifts now operating at Tsugaike Kogen.
The top part of the Gondola and Tsuga Number 1 and 2 pair lifts are on hold early on due to strong winds.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 107cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 20cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Very limited area of the Mountain Side (East course) are currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
4Sen Line East
5Sen South
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 70cm
Lower: 10cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
40cm
5 lifts are operating and 6 courses are now open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Kashimayari:
Planned lifts:
Kashimayari is part open.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift operating.

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
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[64cm]
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[76cm]
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126cm
[402cm]
105cm
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111cm
[618cm]
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[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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