Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 16th April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Thursday 16th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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Base temp:
10°C

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Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Thursday 16th April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Very strong winds overnight and still windy as I write this. Unfortunately I need to post this now quite early on as I am due in Nagano city soon today.

The strong winds are affecting operations at Hakuba Goryu and Happo-one this morning, both which at the time of writing are on hold and waiting for conditions to hopefully improve. Hopefully that will be soon and forecasts are positive in that respect. (Probably just after I post this report!)

Windy conditions aside, it's nice and sunny this morning. There's a generally hazy feel to the skies this morning but they're blue all the same and especially looking east towards the mountain backdrop some very fine views to be enjoyed this morning.

The amount of snow on the lower areas of the mountains around the valley has noticeably decreased over the last week. This time last week there was still lots of snow on the ground around the base village areas, but that's pretty much disappeared now apart from mounds of it here and there.

Still, there's lots of snow higher up on the mountains of course.

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Official snow depth numbers and planned operations. Subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
Hakuba Goryu Telecabin Gondola, Alps Number 1 and 3 pair lifts operating.
Can still ski down to base using Toomi area.
The lower Iimori area is now closed.

- Alps Daira - 215cm
- Toomi - 50cm

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Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
Currently all open (top to bottom) apart from a small lower part of R7.
Tree Riding Zone now closed for the season.

- Upper - 205cm
- Lower - 60cm

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Happo-one:
Happo-one plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May.
Top areas of the resort remain open.
Can still ski down to base via Riesen and part of Nakiyama with the Nakiyama 3 lift and Gondola still operating.
Other lower areas of Happo-one are now closed.

- Usagidaira - 165cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May.
The Gondola as well as the top Tsuga Number 2 pair lift and Han-no-ki high speed pair lifts and Ropeway remain open.
Top areas and part of Maruyama and Oya-no-hara courses remain open.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 280cm

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Other resorts in the area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Thursday 16th April 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Strong winds affecting things early on - see report and check with resorts for latest updates

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14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 3cm
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December observed snowfall total 276cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total 126cm 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total 111cm 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 619cm 423cm 565cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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149cm
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168cm
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