Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 14th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow!
wind condition
Light wind, stronger on mountain
Poor
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This report
Saturday 14th December 2013, 9:25am
15cm
Friday 13th December 2013, 8:40am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 37cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 72cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 14th December 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Snow snow snow! Lots of it, oh yes.

Resorts around Hakuba reporting 30-50cm on upper slopes this morning, with base areas getting another 10-15cm or so. And it continues to come down. This really is what we needed to kick things off in style.

Wind doesn't seem to be causing problems in terms of lift operations, but snow is being blown about up there and visibility is poor on the slopes as it continues to snow and heavily at times.

Snow is likely through tomorrow but we should see an easing off as we get into the new week.

Resorts aren't fully open as yet, and are probably coping with the snowfall this morning - I would expect more lifts to be moving very soon now. Some details I have been able to gather include: Skyline is now open at Happo, Toomi opening at Goryu, all of Hakuba 47 now open, and more lifts operating over at Tsugaike Kogen. Hakuba Cortina and Norikura have also both opened this morning.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 14th December 2013):

Hakuba Goryu
Reporting 40cm of fresh snow this morning on upper slopes and 30cm at Toomi.
Upper - 185cm
Iimori - -cm
Toomi - 90cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Alps Number 1, Alps Number 3.
Toomi area open from today with the Toomi Ski Four lift running. Milky Four lift at Iimori also being prepared.
Champion Dynamic course, Woody course and the main Toomi run now open.

Hakuba 47:
Reporting 10-20cm at base and 35cm of fresh snow on upper slopes this morning.
Upper - 190cm
Lower - 50cm
Lifts operating: All moving apart from Line D.
All areas basically open apart from Route 4 Snow Park and Tree Riding Zone.

Happo-one:
Reporting up to a whopping 50cm of new snow in places.
Usagidaira - 180cm
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.
Skyline course open from today.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsuganomori - 207cm
Maruyama - 60cm
Kanenonaruoka - 50cm
Lifts operating: Gondola, Hannoki pair, Tsuga Number 2 pair, Shirakaba quad, Tsugaike Chuo triple, Kanononaruoka Skyliner II

Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 20-30cm of new snowfall
Upper - 140cm
Lower - 60cm
Lifts operating: Number 2 quad, Number 4 pair

Hakuba Norikura:
Part open

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Other resorts planned opening dates:
Hakuba Iwatake - 20th December

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 14th December 2013
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Previous 7 days total 35cm 87cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 102cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 35cm 47cm -
December observed snowfall total 37cm 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 72cm 565cm 0cm
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