Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 16th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 16th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Fair to limited depending on where you are
This report
Friday 16th December 2016, 8:53am
1cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 8:40am 1cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 8:50am 6cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 9:09am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 30cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 16th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

It was a lovely day yesterday and I had a fine time up at Hakuba Goryu.

There's not a whole lot to report this morning in terms of weather with just a dusting again at lower levels and resorts reporting a thin layer of snow higher up (Cortina saying there's up to 10cm of fresh on it's slopes).

There's lots of cloud around this morning and light snow has been falling and snow is on the forecast for today and tomorrow. Here's to a snowy report tomorrow morning.

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field opens up for the season from this morning and they have their Gondola moving along with two lifts and courses over on the Mountain Side of the resort. At Hakuba Goryu, the Toomi Sky Four lift is now operating and the Toomi course open from today.

Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Norikura Onsen and Kashimayari are set to open from tomorrow - I would expect them to be 'part openings', as per the resorts that are currently open.

More people are now arriving in Hakuba for an early season ski and while there's places open and fun to be had we could do with a decent dump of snow to really kick things off.

Until tomorrow and... let it snow!

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Friday 16th December 2016:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 1cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required. Connection with Goryu not yet open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Line A.B and Line C lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Route 1 (Upper)
- Route 2
- Route 3
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8 (Lower)
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 100cm
Base: 10cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 1-2cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required. Connection with Hakuba 47 not yet open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Alps Number 1 and 3 and Toomi Sky Four lifts are operating with the Toomi course available from today.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Toomi
Official snow depth
Alps: 80cm
Toomi: 20cm
Iimori: 15cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 3 pair and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Gondola downloading required.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 75cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Eve Gondola and the top Han-no-ki and Tsuga Number 2 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 70cm
Han-no-ki: 70cm
Oya-no-hara: 20cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 2 quad lift and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
Official snow depth:
Top: 100cm
Base: 50cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Gondola, 3-sen North and 4-sen East lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- North
- East
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm
Base: -cm

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Kashmayari:
Kashimayari plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka plans to open from Saturday 17th December.

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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Friday 16th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for the latest on what is open

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 16th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
16th December 1cm 0cm 2cm
15th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
14th December 0cm 0cm 40cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
12th December 1cm 0cm 2cm
11th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 0cm 69cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 21cm 109cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 30cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 31cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 16th December 2016
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
30cm
[31cm]
- - - - -
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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