Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 15th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, a few sunny patches at times
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NE
Variable in places generally fine
This report
Friday 15th January 2016, 8:54am
2cm
Thursday 14th January 2016, 9:15am 4cm
Wednesday 13th January 2016, 7:33am 0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2016, 9:02am 3cm
Monday 11th January 2016, 9:50am 2cm
Sunday 10th January 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 9th January 2016, 9:04am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 34cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 98cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 15th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Snow was falling for much of the day yesterday on mountain and this morning resorts are again reporting some new cm of fresh - mostly quite similar amounts to what they were yesterday. Here in the village base areas just a few cm.

With this gradual arrival of fresh snow at higher elevations in particular, resorts are gradually being able to open up a bit more as well. This morning I can see that Route 7 at Hakuba 47 is now open as well as (part of) the Merry Land course at Hakuba Goryu. A few more courses have also opened up at the Hakuba Iwatake resort.

Of course we are still in need of (a lot) more snow. Could it be on the way soon?

That forecast I was mentioning yesterday - it's still looking very good indeed for the first part of next week. Take a look here:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

Nice. Now let's see that happen!

Before then we can most likely expect calm weather conditions over the weekend.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Friday 15th January 2015 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper areas.
All courses are now officially open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open for the season.
Official snow depth
Upper: 160cm
Base: 30cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 3-5cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 10cm on upper area.
Panorama, Grand Prix, Super Course, Champion Dynamic and Woody Courses in upper area; the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream and Merry Land courses in the Iimori area are planned to be open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Toomi Number 1 pair lift
Toomi Number 2 pair lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 155cm
Toomi: 50cm
Iimori: 45cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is reporting 5cm of new snowfall.
Grat (part), Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Kita One and Riesen Slalom areas are planned to be open, lower course areas still closed.
Take one of the Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Sakka Kita-one quad or Nakiyama Number 3 triple lifts to get back down to base.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Grat quad lift
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 110cm
Nakiyama: 35cm
Sakka: 15cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall.
The courses at Cortina that remain closed are: Mt Hieda Ridge, Mt Hieda 2 and 3, Itadaria Ridge and Giant.
All other courses are now open.
Planned lifts:
All lifts apart from Number 7 pair lift now operating
Official snow depth
Top: 135cm
Base: 75cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Almost all of the lifts at Tsugaike Kogen are now operating.
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 144cm
Maruyama: 40cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting up to 5cm of fresh snowfall.
The View C, View D, North and East courses on Mountain Side are currently open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
View 2
3Sen Line North
4Sen Line East
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 80cm
Lower: 20cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Official snow depth
50cm
All lifts apart from Number 8 lift are operating and 8 of the 12 courses are open at Hakuba Norikura Onsen.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth
25cm
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift, Number 2 quad and Number 5 pair lifts operating.

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 15th January 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 15th January 2016
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 15th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
12th January 3cm 35cm 1cm
11th January 2cm 1cm 3cm
10th January 0cm 0cm 2cm
9th January 5cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 36cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 22cm 53cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total 34cm 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 98cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th January 2016
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
34cm
[98cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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