Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Saturday 9th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Good
This report
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
Monday 4th December 2017, 7:33am 0cm
Sunday 3rd December 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 44cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 44cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Saturday 9th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It was a snowy day yesterday the snow has eased off for this morning. It's mostly cloudy - bit of sunshine and perhaps more as the day progresses - and very cold!

The only official word on fresh snowfall I'm hearing from resorts is 10cm by Hakuba 47. I hope that once things settle down we get more numbers from different resorts. I'm pretty sure if I was operating a ski-jo, that'd be something I really wanted to let people know about early every morning...

This information has been update in the details below, but just to mention the changes that I have noticed this morning:

At Hakuba Goryu, today the base Toomi lift is moving and that lower course is now open. They are also opening up the Champion and Woody courses, with the Champion Expert course being prepared for a possible opening.

All of the main courses at Hakuba 47 are now open; the Tree Riding Zones not yet available.

Tsugaike Kogen is operating the same lifts as it has been, but have opened up part of the mid-level Han-no-ki course.

And at Happo-one, the Kokusai pair lifts are open this weekend with open courses remain the same.

I think that about covers it for this morning. Have a fun Saturday!

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We'll probably get sun and milder conditions tomorrow but the forecast is still looking very promising indeed from Monday onwards. Keep an eye on the forecasts either using the top tab on this page or the links on the right hand side.

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Ski resort opening status on Saturday 9th 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:
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Kurobishi: 170cm

Hakuba Goryu

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

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Champion
- Woody
- Toomi

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: 140cm
- Base: 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- EVE Gondola
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
- Han-no-ki high speed pair lift

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 135cm

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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

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Saturday 9th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts are open - updated details above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 9th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 9th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
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
4th December 0cm - 15cm
3rd December 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 13cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 14cm 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 Saturday 9th December 2017
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 - 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]
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