Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th December 2014

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:11am on Saturday 20th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
Light southerly
Decent
This report
Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:11am
0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 9:05am 20cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 9:02am 30cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 9:27am 30cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 9:34am 2cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 8:50am 5cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 9:15am 40cm
Last 7 reports (total): 127cm
Last 14 reports (total): 161cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 189cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 189cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:11am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Sorry about the report being a bit late this morning - making some changes to the information below now that most areas are open. As well as updating the official snow depth numbers and also noting any new snowfall that is reported, I'll also try to add any further info where possible.

It was a beauty of a day in the region yesterday with blue sky all round and bright sunshine making.

Subarashii!

This morning started with lots of cloud around but in the last hour or so there has been more blue skies appear and the sun coming out as well at times. Maybe it will clear up more though I think it's more likely to cloud back over... we're due clouds and precipitation later on today. Depending on which forecast you read and being totally reliant on nature it will be rain/sleet/snow, no doubt better chance of snow the higher up you are. But even if it starts off wet later today, hopefully by my report tomorrow I'll be able to bring news of more snow on the ground.

Let's see.

Night skiing 'nighta' is starting up at a few resorts from this evening.

Today will by the busiest day of the season so far. All resorts now open. Christmas and then the more important New Year holidays approaching. Can't believe we're talking about New Year already. Slow down will you, Time!

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Official snow depth numbers and operations as of 20th December 2014. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
All lifts operating except Alps Daira 2&4.
All courses open except Adventure Course.
Night skiing at Toomi - every day from tonight until 31st March.

- Alps Daira - 230cm
- Toomi - 175cm
- Iimori - 150cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
All courses open.
Tree Riding Zone not open yet.

- Upper - 250cm
- Lower - 120cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Most courses at Happo-one are now open.
Happo Banks The Snow Park not yet open.

- Usagidaira - 200cm
- Nakiyama - 110cm
- Sakka - 110cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Lifts 3, 5 and 7 not operating.
Resort part open.
Night skiing from today - every day until 31st March

- Upper - 275cm
- Lower - 180cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now open, most notably the Uma-no-se course not yet open.
Night skiing tonight. After that, from next weekend over the New Year period.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 275cm
- Maruyama - 270cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 160cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Resort is part open

- Upper - 160cm
- Lower - 100cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open

- 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:11am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts not at least part open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Saturday 20th December 2014
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 20th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 20cm 2cm 2cm
18th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 2cm 5cm 0cm
15th December 5cm 20cm 3cm
14th December 40cm 15cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 127cm 42cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 161cm 64cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 189cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 189cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
189cm
[189cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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