Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 17th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
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Light northerly
Limited
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Thursday 17th December 2015, 8:45am
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Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 9:23am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2015, 9:08am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2015, 9:11am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 21cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 21cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 31cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 17th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hurray for snow!

Yes, it started snowing early this morning and there's about 2-4cm on the ground at my base and as you expect of course more in higher areas. Here's what I can gather from the resorts. Hakuba 47 are reporting 15cm of fresh at top of gondola with Hakuba Goryu reporting 10cm on upper areas. I was just over at the base there a short while ago and there's at least a few cm now.

So yes this is all good, though of course we need a lot of snow so how is the forecast looking...

Forecast is for snow today and into tonight but clearer skies during the day tomorrow, but very hopefully keeping cold with it. Then some more snow is expected around Saturday. It goes without saying that we could do with a significant amount of snow, more importantly because after Saturday there's again not a whole lot of snow on the forecast through into the first part of next week with temperatures tending to get a bit warmer again.

Anyway for now, we can enjoy seeing the snow fall and fingers crossed that a decent amount falls. Limited visibility on mountain and remember to take care as it's not 'deep' yet, but have a fun time if you are making it onto the snow.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Thursday 17th December - subject to change

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting a few cm of new snowfall at base and 15cm higher up.
The Route 2, Route 4 and Route 8 (part) are now open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 60cm
Base: 1cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 10cm of new snowfall on upper areas.
The upper Panorama Course and Grand Prix courses at Hakuba Goryu are open.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola (to get to the upper area that is currently open)
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 55cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Parts of Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are skiable.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 40cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper part of the Han-no-ki course area is open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 51cm
Maruyama: -cm

Kashimayari:
Course 2 is open
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift

Other planned resort opening dates

As soon as there is enough snow:
Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:

18th December
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:

19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 17th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited lift operations as we wait for more snowfall

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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 17th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
17th December 0cm 30cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 2cm 5cm
15th December 0cm 5cm 20cm
14th December 0cm 40cm 15cm
13th December 0cm 20cm 3cm
12th December 0cm 2cm 15cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 99cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 21cm 134cm 62cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 21cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 31cm 619cm 423cm
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
21cm
[31cm]
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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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