Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 5th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 5th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
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Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
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Friday 5th December 2014, 8:05am
10cm
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:10am 10cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 9:00am 5cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 10:19am 0cm
Monday 1st December 2014, 7:34am 0cm
Friday 28th November 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 27th November 2014, 13:01pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 25cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 25cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 25cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 5th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

(Updated - see below)

More snow to report this morning and I'm happy to report that today marks the official start of the season in Hakuba with Happo-one part opening from 9am this morning.

The Adam Gondola lift at Happo will start moving at 9am this morning. That and the Kokusai Number 1 lift take you up to the ski-able area - which is the Panorama Course. The Kokusai Number 3 and Panorama lifts will be open (from 9:10am) up there. It's cold and poor visibility so if you are going to head out, be prepared!

Snow clouds are expected to be with us at least until Sunday, so here's to all that snow we are waiting for.

I have been trying to find out about any more possible openings early this morning with other resorts but haven't been able to confirm anything. With the snow continuing to fall I would definitely expect more to be happening tomorrow.

Some bits of info just for now:

10cm or so of snow at base areas and counting.

Happo-one are reporting 30cm of snowfall and a temperature of -5 degrees at the Usagidaira area of the resort, with heavy snow falling up there.

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RESORT INFO UPDATE AT 9:30AM

Hakuba Goryu is open as well, and fittingly are also opening their Panorama Course up top - the Gondola gets you up there and the Alps Number 1 lift is servicing the run. Open until 4pm. They are reporting 80cm of snow. Cost is 2500 yen for adults and 1350 yen for children.

Tsugaike Kogen are also open this morning with the Han-no-ki pair lift moving and the Gondola lift getting you there. They are reporting 100cm of snow on the upper slopes this morning. (Sadly, they don't also have a 'Panorama Course' to open. They should make one. ;))

As of 9am, Hakuba 47 were in the process of checking everything and planning to announce their plans this afternoon. They have even hinted at the chance of a 'full open' from tomorrow. Depending on snow conditions of course.

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RESORT INFO UPDATE AT 12:45PM

The Hakuba 47 resort have made their announcement, and excite it is too. They are planning to be almost-all-open ('hobo zenmen') tomorrow and Sunday with it possible to ski or board from top to bottom. And presumably beyond Sunday as well! Yey.

That's it for the updates today. There will be no doubt further developments tomorrow to report. For now though... open for the weekend!

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Planned opening dates:

Happo-one - part open from today
Hakuba 47 - as soon as there's enough snow
Hakuba Goryu - part open from today
Tsugaike Kogen - part open from today
Kashimayari Sports Village - early December
Hakuba Sanosaka - mid December
Hakuba Norikura Onsen - mid December
Hakuba Cortina - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Friday 5th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Happo-one has opened the Panorama Course this morning

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4th December 10cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 5cm 0cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 0cm 5cm
1st December 0cm 0cm 5cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 2cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 10cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 25cm 35cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 25cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 25cm 423cm 565cm
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185cm
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149cm
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168cm
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10cm
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6cm
[565cm]
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