Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Thursday 7th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
SNOWING!
wind condition
2m/s northerly
Fair to limited
This report
Thursday 7th January 2016, 8:50am
4cm
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:05am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 16cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 80cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Thursday 7th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

After a cloudy day yesterday, it is snowing this morning folks. Don't sound surprised! ;)

Resorts are reporting up to 10-15cm on upper areas so far and it is coming down right now too - and due to continue. Could this be the start of something really good? I feel a song coming on...

I'm trying to contain the excitement after some disappointments, but it is all looking like things could be improving quickly now with regular snow due today, tomorrow and also into early next week. It may not be back to what we expect early January temperature-wise, yet but it's fairly cold and going to continue that way hopefully getting back down into negative numbers.

It should be good to get out and ride on some fresh snow this morning. From the webcam images just now it looks like it's snowing pretty good up there as well. :)

Here's to lots of snow and what I will be able to report over the next run of days.

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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 8:50am on Thursday 7th January 2015 (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5-15cm of fresh snowfall.
All courses apart from Route 7 officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 100cm
Base: 10cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 1-2cm 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:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 5cm of new snowfall.
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: 65cm
Nakiyama: 10cm
Sakka: 5cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 5cm 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: 90cm
Base: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Large sections of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
7 lifts currently operating at Tsugaike Kogen.
Part of the upper area and part of the lower area of the resort is open - middle areas not open as we wait for more snow.
Use the Gondola to get back town from upper areas.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 112cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 20cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Very limited area of the Mountain Side (East course) is currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 50cm
Lower: 10cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
40cm
3 lifts are operating and 3 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 (Number 2 quad used for connection).

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Thursday 7th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts continue to struggle with snow conditions - but hopefully relief is soon to be had!

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 7th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 7th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
7th January 4cm 2cm 0cm
6th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd January 0cm 5cm 0cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 40cm
1st January 12cm 10cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 27cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 77cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 16cm 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 80cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2016
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]
54cm
[64cm]
16cm
[80cm]
- - - -
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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