Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Good
This report
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
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:56am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 39cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 12cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 76cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

It is a cloudy start to the day here, lots of interesting low clouds here and there seemingly hovering over the village at the moment - will surely look good from higher up looking down. Happily no strong winds it would seem today and it's calm down here in the village.

There was some fresh snow on higher slopes during the day yesterday, with the snow falling very nicely at times. Hakuba 47 were reporting 5cm during the day yesterday. The snow continued into the evening but it seems that it didn't last for long. But anyway resorts reporting 1-10cm of snow this morning on upper slope areas.

Let's take a look at that forecast. It's still looking promising everyone! From tomorrow, could we be looking at a run of days with regular snowfall, and some heavy snow particularly around Sunday? We could be, let's all look forward to it.

I have updated what I can below (as I do each day). Resorts are still struggling with the current situation but if we get decent and consistent snowfall through into next week, the situation will change dramatically.

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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 8:45am on Wednesday 6th January 2015 (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall on upper areas. They were reporting 5cm yesterday afternoon too...
All courses apart from Route 7 officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 95cm
Base: 5cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm of new snowfall on upper slopes.
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 1cm 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) 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 8:56am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 6th January 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 6th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
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
31st December 0cm 20cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 45cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 39cm 75cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 12cm 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 76cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 6th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
12cm
[76cm]
- - - -
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]
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