Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 10th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, blue skies
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Wind calmed down
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
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
Monday 4th December 2017, 7:33am 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 8:42am on Sunday 10th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It's one of those glorious blue sky mornings. Just a bit of cloud in some places, but it is mostly clear blue skies with the sun shining down on us.

Beautiful.

At the time of writing it seems the lifts at Tsugaike Kogen are on standby as they do some kind of maintenance, but hopefully that will quickly clear and they can get open for the day. There were some strong winds overnight and Happo are mentioning that (along with a potential delay of the opening of the Alpen lift as they clear snowdrifts), so perhaps that is what the issue is. I expect it to be temporary. I'm sure there are people anxiously waiting to get up to the top!

That forecast is still looking juicy so I'm excited to think how much snow we might be getting from tomorrow through Wednesday.

In the meantime, it's the kind of day when you really should not be indoors.

I'm off up the mountain. See you tomorrow!

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Ski resort opening status on Sunday 10th 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: 160cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm

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
- Champion Expert
- 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: 135cm
- Base: 30cm

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: 130cm

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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 8:42am on Sunday 10th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts in the valley are at least part open. See above for more details.

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 10th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 10th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 10th 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 Sunday 10th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
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
4th December 0cm - 15cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 22cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 44cm 23cm 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 Sunday 10th 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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