Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 18th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight south-westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 18th December 2016, 8:42am
3cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 8:43am 7cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 40cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 41cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 18th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

And it's one of those really stunning mornings that Hakuba is so good at.

There's new snow since last night but some since my report in the morning yesterday, so that is what is on the report today.

Yesterday the snow generally started easing off from the early afternoon and visibility improved though there was still a lot of cloud around (and I am hearing some more light snow falling in places at higher elevations). None of the ski resorts around the valley are reporting any fresh snowfall overnight.

We are expecting fine, sunny and clear skies today and after a cold start to the morning temperatures will probably rise to about 6-7C later at village base level. So rather mild...

The forecast shows us sun over the next few days, and then rain around Wednesday-Thursday - even at higher elevations. It's going to be warming up much more than we would like. But there are good signs that come Friday we should be looking at a return to colder conditions and fresh snow too. So we can hope for snowfall over the Christmas weekend.

In the meantime today should be a beautiful day to be out on the mountains. And that's where I am heading now. Until tomorrow!

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Sunday 18th 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 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required. Upper course connection with Goryu is now 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 4
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 110cm
Base: 15cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Upper course connection with Hakuba 47 is now open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Alps Number 1 and 3, Toomi Sky Four, Toomi Number 1 pair lift and the Milky Four lift in the Iimori area are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
Official snow depth
Alps: 90cm
Toomi: 30cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 1 and 3 pair lifts, and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Gondola downloading required.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi (part)
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 80cm
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: 78cm
Han-no-ki: 78cm
Oya-no-hara: 20cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 1 quad, Number 2 quad and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Ipponmatsu
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
Official snow depth:
Top: 110cm
Base: 60cm

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: 40cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Number 1 quad, Number 2 pair, Number 3 and 6 quad lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently part open
Lift info:
The Alps Number 1 and 4 pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 25cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka planned to open today but has delayed opening.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Sunday 18th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for updated resort-specific details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 18th December 2016
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 18th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th December 3cm 1cm 30cm
17th December 7cm 0cm 30cm
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
Previous 7 days total 12cm 1cm 129cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 7cm 154cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 40cm 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 41cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 18th December 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 - 1cm
[1cm]
40cm
[41cm]
- - - - -
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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