Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 8th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:15am on Saturday 8th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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Top temp:
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This report
Saturday 8th December 2012, 10:15am
10cm
Friday 7th December 2012, 10:18am 2cm
Thursday 6th December 2012, 9:32am 0cm
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 9:37am 3cm
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 9:26am 0cm
Monday 3rd December 2012, 8:44am 0cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 8:18am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 25cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 72cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Saturday 8th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I bring good news! It is a very snow morning here in Hakuba. Yes, the snow is coming down very nicely this morning but curiously we are without the strong winds just at the moment, though they are still forecast to be with us as this snowfall is due to continue right through the weekend into early next week.

We have at least 10cm of fresh snow down at village level at the moment but higher up on the mountain, for example, Happo-one are reporting an impressive 40cm of fresh snow up in the Usagidaira part of the resort. For those willing to venture out in the snow, like I said not as windy as we had forecast but visibility out there is very poor. Can't see much at all really. So need to take special care out there.

It is still snowing and should be like this all weekend so it's really exciting to wonder just how much we can get this weekend and how awesome the conditions will be once this passes.

Around the resorts, Happo have opened up the Panorama lift and course this morning. Hakuba Goryu have opened the Sky Four lift at the lower Toomi area. This morning also sees Hakuba 47 open up the lower Route 4 course and they now have the Line A and Gondola lifts operating as well. So gradually we are seeing more terrain open up, and with this snowstorm likely to bring us a good amount of snow, we can expect more of that in the coming days.

Let it snow, I say!

Resorts currently part open & operating lifts:

Happo-one:
Gondola
Alpen quad
Kurobishi No2 quad
Kokusai No3 pair
Panorama lift

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola
No1 pair lift
Sky Four

Hakuba 47
Gondola
Line A
Line E

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola
Hannoki pair
Tsuga No2 pair

Official snow depths
Hakuba Goryu
Upper - 70cm
Lower - 5cm

Happo-one
Upper - 130cm

Tsugaike Kogen
Upper - 115cm

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Planned opening dates:

Hakuba Cortina
December 15th 2012

Hakuba Iwakura
December 20th 2012

Archive report: Posted at 10:15am on Saturday 8th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen now part open.

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