Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 17th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 17th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Limited > poor
This report
Sunday 17th December 2017, 8:33am
18cm
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:39am 0cm
Friday 15th December 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:59am 5cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 8:44am 8cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 8:36am 16cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 82cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 91cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 138cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

A very good morning to you from Hakuba.

Quickly forgetting the bit of rain we got before it turned into the good stuff, I have good snow news this morning!

My headline is 18cm of fresh here at base, and here is how much fresh snow the resorts are reporting this morning (* information that I can find):

Hakuba Goryu: 10-35cm
Hakuba 47: 20-50cm
Hakuba Cortina: 20-30cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 17cm (base)

There's some good numbers there - top areas in particular should be in very good shape this morning.

More of the Happo-one resort is open now with further lower runs opening up. Note that the top quad is not yet operating. Oh, and it seems that the Skyline Number 2 pair lift has some issues early on.

We're expecting the snow to clear up sometime today and might get to see some sunshine later on and tomorrow morning -- before more snow comes by the end of tomorrow into Tuesday.

Enjoy!

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Ski resort opening status on Sunday 17th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Alpen quad lift
- Hakuba Riesen quad lift
- Nakiyama Number 3 triple lift
- Panorama pair lift
- Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 3 pair lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift (** early morning technical issues)
- Sakka Kita-one quad lift

Courses open:
- Majority of course areas are now at least part open
- Areas still closed: Riesen Grat, Kurobishi off-piste, Nakiyama Wall, Nakiyama North, Central, Shirakaba North, Kitaone 3

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 190cm
- Usagidaira: 140cm
- Lower: 55cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift
- Toomi Sky Four lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift
- Milky Four lift
- Number 1 high speed pair lift
- Number 6 pair lift
- Cosmo Four lift

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Straight Whisky, Snow Diving and Adventure are now open at Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 40cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- Tree Riding Zone not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 175cm
- Base: 50cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- Most lifts now operating

Courses open:
- Most courses are now available (Uma-no-se, Champion, Kane-no-naru-oka 2 still closed)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 190cm
- Han-no-ki: 190cm
- Maruyama: 30cm
- Oya-no-hara: 30cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts
- Number 1 pair lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 5 pair lift
- Number 6 pair lift

Official snow depth:
- Top: 150cm
- Base: 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts
- Gondola
- View 2
- 4 East
- 5 South

Courses open:
- East
- South

Official snow depth:
- Top: 70cm
- Base: 20cm


Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 4 quad lift

Official snow depth:
- 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Two courses are scheduled to be open from today.

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka
Number 6 pair lift plans to be operating today.

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More snow and more runs and lifts continuing to open up. What we like to see!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 17th December 2017
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th December 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 17th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
17th December 18cm 7cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 1cm 0cm
15th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 5cm 0cm 0cm
13th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 16cm 1cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 15cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 82cm 37cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 91cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 138cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th December 2017
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
91cm
[138cm]
- - - - -
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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