Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 8th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Ligth westerly
Limited
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Monday 8th December 2014, 8:30am
0cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 9:20am 10cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 8:14am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 38cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 38cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

We had a bit of sunlight shining down on part of the mountains earlier on this morning mixed in with the cloud making for some dramatic scenery but the sun has gone now and it's cloudy with some light snow falling in places. No new cm of snow on the ground but resorts reporting up to 10cm of fresh higher up since yesterday.

While it is snowing right now, there's not much significant snow action expected for the next few days with the next decent snowfall expected at the end of the week into Saturday.

After the excitement of that snowfall the other day, we find ourselves wanting more. Always want more! But seriously, need at least another decent dump to really open things up as it's still fairly limited around the resorts.

Resort news this morning includes more of Tsugaike Kogen opening up - actually they opened more since yesterday - and you can now ride down from that top Han-no-ki lift back down to the Gondola which is over 4000m of course. That's the biggest area that's open if that's what you want.

Hakuba 47 are closing their top area from today until Thursday due to a commercial being filmed. Or something. More on that in the updated details below.

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Some good news that I am pleased to report about the local Oito train line. After the earthquake of last month, part of the train line was blocked and subsequently closed but as of yesterday it is now back to being fully open... including that bit between Hakuba and Minami Otari.

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Happo-one
Reporting 10cm of new snow at Usagidaira, none at base. The Kokusai Number 1 pair lift is not operating today through Friday, so the way up to the open area is on the Gondola. Panorama area is now flagged as 'part open', can't remember that being on there yesterday (though may be wrong). The resort is commenting that there's still places on the open courses where stones and plantlife might be sticking up through, so care needed.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 20cm
Usagidaira - 95cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad
-Kurobishi Number 2 Quad
-Adam Gondola open to take people up to the open area.

Open courses:
-Panorama (part)
-Usagidaira
-Kurobishi (part)
-Please note, can't ski back down to base.

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Hakuba 47
The upper part of Hakuba 47 it seems will not be open from today until Thursday due to some kind of commercial being filmed. Got to say that's somewhat disappointing, but it's what the resort seems to be saying. They also say that they hope to be fully open from Friday.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 35cm
Upper - 90cm

Open courses:
-Lower part of Route 1
-Route 5
-Route 6
-Route 7.
-The Tree Riding Zone is not open yet.

Open lifts:
-Gondola
-Line A

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Hakuba Goryu
The top area of Hakuba Goryu is open.

Official Snow depths:
Base - n/a
Alps Daira - 95cm

Open lifts:
-Alps Number 1 Pair lift
-Alps Number 3 Pair lift
-Gondola is open to take people up to the open area

Open courses:
-Alps Daira Panorama
-Alps Daira Grand Prix
-Super Course

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Tsugaike Kogen
From yesterday, more of Tsugaike Kogen opened, now 4000m long course open from top to bottom.

Official Snow depths:
Base - n/a
Upper - 133cm

Open lifts:
-Han-no-ki High Speed Pair
-Gondola is open to take people up to the open area

Open course areas:
-Upper Han-no-ki
-Lower Han-no-ki
-Part of Maruyama
-Part of Oya-no-hara

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Other planned opening dates:

Hakuba Sanosaka - mid December
Hakuba Norikura Onsen - mid December
Kashimayari Sports Village - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Cortina - Saturday 13th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:30am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited - see report

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7th December 10cm 2cm 2cm
6th December 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 10cm 0cm 3cm
4th December 10cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 5cm 0cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 0cm 5cm
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December observed snowfall total 38cm 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 38cm 423cm 565cm
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[381cm]
168cm
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6cm
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