Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 12th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Snow
wind condition
Light
Poor on mountain
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This report
Thursday 12th December 2013, 9:01am
15cm
Wednesday 11th December 2013, 9:04am 2cm
Tuesday 10th December 2013, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 9th December 2013, 9:12am 0cm
Sunday 8th December 2013, 8:30am 0cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 8:45am 2cm
Friday 6th December 2013, 9:11am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 19cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 54cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

I'll start off with the headlines:

Snow haul from around the valley this morning...

By the road in village - 10-20cm
Hakuba 47 - 35cm
Hakuba Goryu - 30cm
Happo-one - 50cm!

Tsugaike now have 172cm as the official number for up top (with a curious just 10cm down at base).

Sounds good to me! These numbers are what the resorts are reporting this morning, with Happo's 50cm sounding particularly impressive.

It's probably panic stations right at this moment around the valley as resorts deal with the snow and decide what to do, but I would very much expect more areas to very quickly open up now... though I can't confirm any changes just at the moment.

Poor visibility out there, but deep conditions to be found for those craving them.

Snow is expected to continue through into the weekend and so it should be piling up very nicely.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 12th December 2013):

Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 30cm of fresh snow this morning on upper slopes.
Upper - 100cm
Iimori - -cm
Toomi - -cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Alps Number 1, Alps Number 3.
Upper slope area open.

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 15cm at base and 35cm of fresh snow on upper slopes this morning.
Upper - 135cm
Lower - 30cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Line A, Line C, Line E.
Upper and mid slope area open.

Happo-one:
Usagidaira - 150cm
Nakiyama - -cm
Sakka - -cm
Lifts operating: Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Kurobishi Number 2 quad, Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair, Panorama pair. The Gondola is just for getting to and from the open slopes.
Upper slopes (excluding top quad lift) area open.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 172cm
Maruyama - 10cm
Kanenonaruoka - 10cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Hannoki pair, Tsuga Number 2 pair lift.

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Other resorts planned opening dates:
Hakuba Norikura - mid December
Cortina - 14th December
Hakuba Iwatake - 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 12th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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12th December 15cm 5cm -
11th December 2cm 10cm -
10th December 0cm 30cm -
9th December 0cm 30cm -
8th December 0cm 10cm -
7th December 2cm 2cm -
6th December 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 19cm 87cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 100cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 35cm 47cm -
December observed snowfall total 19cm 185cm -
January observed snowfall total - 149cm -
February observed snowfall total - 168cm -
March observed snowfall total - 10cm -
April observed snowfall total - 6cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 54cm 565cm 0cm
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