Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Friday 14th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
The snow clouds are here
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:44am
12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 8:32am 2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 8:38am 0cm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 8:42am 0cm
Monday 10th December 2018, 8:58am 0cm
Sunday 9th December 2018, 8:53am 0cm
Saturday 8th December 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 14cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 14cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

3PM UPDATE

I bring good news. :)

This is what I have for you until tomorrow...

Happo-one: Open from tomorrow!
Happo-one will be part open from Saturday 15th December. The Gondola will be open from 8:30am and the Riesen quad will also be operating. The Riesen Slalom course will be open. Lower slopes will remain closed so you need to take the Gondola back down to base.

Tsugaike Kogen – Open from tomorrow!
Tsugaike Kogen will also open from tomorrow (curiously saying open on Saturday and Sunday). The Gondola and upper Han-no-ki high speed lift will be operating, from 8:30am. You need to get the Gondola back down at the end of the day.

Hakuba Cortina – Open from tomorrow!
Hakuba Cortina are reporting 40cm of accumulated snow and they also plan to open from tomorrow with the Number 2 quad lift operating (and possibly the Number 4 pair lift).

ABLE Hakuba GORYU– Open from tomorrow!
The lower Toomi course of Hakuba Goryu will also be open from tomorrow, serviced by the Toomi Sky Four Lift.

Kashimayari – Open from tomorrow!
The Number 2 pair lift and Number 6 quad lift (for transport) plan to be open.

Hakuba 47 – Open from Sunday
Hakuba 47 has announced that they will be opening on Sunday. They currently plan to have the R4 course open with the Gondola (Line 8) and the Line A pair lift operating, opening from 8:30am.

All subject to change of course.

I’ll be making some adjustments to the layout of the report tomorrow along with checking for all the latest information, so it very likely be appearing later than usual.

* Other information in this report remains as per original report this morning.

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Original morning report:

Good morning everyone.

There's snow on the ground this morning.

I'm measuring 12cm on the top of my car and I'm looking forward to getting out there with a shovel. (I'll be somewhat less enthusiastic about shovels once the ski lifts get moving!)

I am going to keep the report short this morning with a view to updating it later on with any news... there is probably a lot of scrambling around going on now with some decisions to be made. Might we see some lifts moving from tomorrow? Please check back here this evening.

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Official planned ski resort opening dates:

Saturday 15th December:
Hakuba 47
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Happo-one
Hakuba Goryu
Tsugaike Kogen
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2018
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Friday 21st December 2018
Hakuba Sanosaka

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Soon... soon...!

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
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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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 14th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th December 12cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 8cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 16cm 1cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 6cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 9cm
9th December 0cm 4cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 7cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 40cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 73cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 14cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total - 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 14cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
14cm
[14cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
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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