Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 20th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:44am
15cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:38am 12cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am 11cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:55am 3cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:01am 9cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:44am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 62cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 64cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 64cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 20th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba, and a good one it is. Cloudy for the moment (with even a bit of sun trying to break through in places), but more importantly.. snow news!

Lots of fresh snowfall to report this morning. And as always, I bring to you the amounts of fresh snowfall being reported by the resorts around Hakuba and here they are:

Hakuba Happo-one: 40cm (top of Gondola)
Hakuba Goryu: 10cm (base), 20cm (top)
Hakuba 47: 15cm (base), 30cm (top)
Hakuba Cortina: 15cm (base-top)
Hakuba Iwatake: 5cm (Village Side), 20cm (Mountain Side)

Top prize to Happo!

There's a good 15cm on the ground for me to add to my measurements as well.

So conditions out there should be pretty good this morning and I expect (and hope) that we might gradually be seeing more lifts and terrain get open too.

Looks like Happo-one have opened up Kurobishi from this morning and the official site shows nothing yet moving at Tsugaike for some reason (wind?).

Hakuba 47 are now also declaring themselves 'all courses open'

Hakuba Iwatake have announced that they will open from tomorrow (Friday). They plan to have the North and East areas open with the Number 3 and 4 line lifts operating.

Hakuba Sanosaka were hoping to open from tomorrow but they seem to have delayed that, waiting for more snow.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 20th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Adam Gondola
- Riesen quad

Available courses:
- Usagidaira
- Kurobisho
- Panorama
- Riesen Slalom course

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: -cm
- Usagidaira: 110cm
- Lower: 10cm (?)

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Toomi Sky Four quad lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift

Available courses:
- Panorama
- Toomi

Official snow depth:
- Top: 85cm
- Toomi: 50cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Line AB
- Line C
- Line E


Available courses:
- All courses now available, top to base skiing possible

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 35cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed lift

Available courses:
- Han-kou

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 116cm
- Han-no-ki: 116cm
- Maruyama: -cm
- Shirakaba: -cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: -cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

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Hakuba Cortina

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

Available courses:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaira

Official snow depth:
- Top: 125cm
- Base: 75cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola --- but it's for sightseeing, not skiing/boarding

Official snow depth:
- Top: 15cm
- Base: 15cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 4 pair

Official snow depth:
- 100cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 6 quad lift (for transportation)

Available courses:
- Course 2

Official snow depth:
- 55cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

- Delayed opening

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 20th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 20th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 12cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 11cm 2cm 3cm
17th December 3cm 18cm 7cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 1cm
15th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 12cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 62cm 25cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 60cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total - 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 64cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 20th December 2018
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
64cm
[64cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
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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