Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 11th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 11th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing at base just now, snowing on mountain
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:51am
4cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 8:23am 2cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:54am 5cm
Sunday 8th January 2017, 8:46am 0cm
Saturday 7th January 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Friday 6th January 2017, 7:17am 3cm
Thursday 5th January 2017, 8:55am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 19cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 11th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba.

There's more snow to report this morning. Here is what the resorts are saying:

Hakuba 47: 15cm
Hakuba Goryu: 5-15cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 30cm
Hakuba Cortina: 6-15cm

Again not a whole lot in base areas but a lot more as you go higher.

This morning it is snowing on the mountains though not at base. There's a bit of a wind blowing at times I hear higher up, and there's a chance that it might affect lifts but the only thing I can notice so far is the Hakuba Iwatake gondola on standby due to wind.

The forecast still looks excellent for the coming days and I hope to be reporting fresh every day into next week. Keep an eye on the forecasts especially if you are planning on visiting - and come prepared. Surely by the beginning of next week, I'll be able to just tell you that all of the resorts are fully open. It's my dream!!

In the meantime there's some fine snow conditions to be enjoyed out there on them there mountains. Where to go today...!

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Wednesday 11th January 2017:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 15cm of fresh snowfall on the upper slopes.
The top connection with Hakuba Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All planned lifts are operating (Line D usually only operates when the gondola is not operating).
- All courses now open -- Route 7 is open from today.
- The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 145cm
Base: 35cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 5cm-15cm of fresh snowfall (lower > upper areas).
The top connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts apart from the Alps 2/4 and Cosmo quad lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Champion Dynamic
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Merry Land
- Powder Snow
Official snow depth
Alps: 150cm
Toomi: 45cm
Iimori: 30cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is again reporting up to 30cm of fresh snowfall on the slopes.
You can ski or board back down to base via the Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama South course. Downloading via Gondola or lift required in the other areas.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating with just a number of base area lifts still to get moving.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Riesen
- Panorama
- Nakiyama South
- Kita-one 3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 115cm
Kurobishi: 175cm
Lower: 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is mostly open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating.
The following courses are open:
- Kane-no-naru-oka areas are part open.
- All other course areas are available.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 139cm
Han-no-ki: 130cm
Maruyama: 50cm
Oya-no-hara: 30cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 25cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is now mostly open.
The resort is reporting 6cm of fresh snowfall at base and 10-15cm at top.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Number 6 lift is not operating yet.
- Itadaira One and part of Warabidaira courses closed.
- Connection to Hakuba Norikura from top area only.
Official snow depth:
Top: 145cm
Base: 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Paradise triple
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
- 5-sen South lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- East
- North
- South (part)
- Gezan (part)
- Sunny Valley (part)
- Paradise (part)
- by1
Official snow depth:
Top: 70cm
Base: 40cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is mostly open.
Lift info:
- All but one lift are now operating with most courses planned to be open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 85cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is part open with all but two lifts operating this morning.
Official snow depth:
Top: 40cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is part open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 45cm

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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 11th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 11th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
11th January 4cm 2cm 1cm
10th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
9th January 5cm 5cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
7th January 0cm 4cm 2cm
6th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 1cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 13cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 34cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 19cm 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 84cm 321cm 619cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
19cm
[84cm]
- - - -
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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