Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 13th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 13th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light N
Poor
This report
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:58am
20cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:32am 2cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:25am 0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:58am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:01am 2cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 9:20am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 62cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 62cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Lots to report this morning.

Most importantly, lots of fresh snowfall and some proper winter conditions. Quickly - take care driving and riding.

20cm or so here at base areas and resorts reporting between 20cm and 40cm. Very nice. It's snowing very nicely now as well and should be continuing all of today and tomorrow, then more mid week as well. Exciting times.

More areas of resorts are opening this morning as well, and I have done my best to update all of the information below. Headlines include part of Skyline opening at Happo-one, the Toomi and part of Iimori opening at Hakuba Goryu, and most of Hakuba 47 now open again.

Today sees the opening of 3 more resorts - Hakuba Norikura Onsen, Kashimayari and Hakuba Cortina.

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SnowJapan yesterday put online a mega lift ticket prize draw with an incredible 400+ lift tickets to send out to site members. 50 of those are for resorts in the Hakuba area, so lots to win. For details on the prize draw, check out this page:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

On behalf of everyone reading this, let me thank SnowJapan and the resorts for putting together such an impressive offering. Arigato!

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Happo-one
Part of upper areas open. Skyline opens! 30-40cm of fresh snow reported at Usagidaira.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 35cm
Usagidaira - 115cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad
-Kurobishi Number 2 Quad
-Skyline Number 2 pair
-Adam Gondola (to take people up)
-Kokusai Number 1 pair (to take people up)

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

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Hakuba 47
Reporting 40cm of fresh snow on the mountain, 30cm at base.
Almost all areas of the resort are now open. Tree Riding Zone not open yet.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 50cm
Upper - 115cm

Open courses:
-Route 1 Upper
-Route 1 Lower
-Route 2
-Route 3
-Route 5
-Route 6
-Route 7
-Route 8
-The Tree Riding Zone is not open yet.

Open lifts:
-Gondola
-Line AB
-Line C
-Line E

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Hakuba Goryu
The Toomi area of Hakuba Goryu is opening this morning for the first time this season, along with part of the Iimori area. Goryu is reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow this morning.

Official Snow depths:
Iimori - 40cm
Toomi - 50cm
Alps Daira - 105cm

Open lifts:
-Alps Number 1 Pair lift
-Alps Number 3 Pair lift
-Gondola
-Toomi Sky Four lift
-Cosmo Four lift

Open courses:
-Alps Daira Panorama
-Alps Daira Grand Prix
-Super Course
-Champion Dynamic Course
-Woody Course
-Toomi
-Soft Cream Course

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Tsugaike Kogen
Top Tsuga Number 2 Pair lift now open

Official Snow depths (as of yesterday):
Base - 30cm
Upper - 100cm

Open lifts:
-Han-no-ki High Speed Pair
-Tsuga Number 2 Pair lift
-Gondola

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

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Hakuba Cortina

Official Snow depths:
Base - 90cm
Upper - 130cm

Open lifts:
-Number 2 Quad
-Number 4 Pair

Open course areas:
-Ikenota
-Mt Hieda Forest
-Mt Hieda Ridge
-Mt Hieda 1
-Mt Hieda 2
-Mt Hieda 3
-Itadaira

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Kashimayari
Part open

Official Snow depth:
40cm

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Other planned opening dates:

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka - Saturday 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More resorts and lifts open from today - see report for the latest

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 13th December 2014
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 13th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
13th December 20cm 3cm 2cm
12th December 2cm 15cm 5cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 10cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 30cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
7th December 10cm 2cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 22cm 89cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 32cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 62cm 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 62cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 13th December 2014
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
62cm
[62cm]
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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]
  October November December January February March April May
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