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Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Monday 11th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not at base yet; light snow higher
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Monday 11th December 2017, 8:35am
0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 8:51am 4cm
Friday 8th December 2017, 8:39am 7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:42am 21cm
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 8:44am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 44cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 91cm

Hello and good morning from Hakuba.

There is no fresh snow to report from base this morning, but there should be some to report tomorrow morning!

Back to yesterday and after that lovely blue sky start, clouds started to appear from mid morning and by the time things were getting dark the skies were pretty much totally covered by grey cloud.

This early morning there are some mixed weather conditions. Light snow is apparently falling at upper elevations with some gusty winds in places. Down at base it is cloudy with a bit of sun breaking through in places. It's a fairly mild morning too.

Things are set to change during the day today and into tomorrow. We're heading towards colder temperatures and snowfall over the next few days. I hope to be able to bring you news of that in my report tomorrow.

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The lower Iimori area of Hakuba is Goryu open. I like the names of some of their courses. Powder Snow and Soft Cream. Yum.

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Ski resort opening status on Monday 11th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Panorama pair lift
- Alpen quad lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 3 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama area
- Usagidaira area
- Kurobishi area
- Skyline area

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 155cm
- Usagidaira: 105cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift
- Toomi Sky Four lift
- Milky Four
- Number 6 pair

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Champion
- Champion Expert
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Toomi: 50cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- Tree Riding Zone not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 130cm
- Base: 25cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- EVE Gondola (* on hold at time of writing for 'maintenance')
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift (* on hold at time of writing for 'maintenance')
- Han-no-ki high speed pair lift (* on hold at time of writing for 'maintenance')

Courses open:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki (part)

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm

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Other official planned ski resort opening dates:

Friday 15th December 2017
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 16th December 2017
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2017
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts are part open - see above for details

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 11th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Monday 11th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 11th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Monday 11th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
11th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
9th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 7cm 12cm 0cm
7th December 0cm 1cm 0cm
6th December 21cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 3cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 28cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 28cm 31cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 44cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 11th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
44cm
[91cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
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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