Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:45pm on Friday 21st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sea of clouds over village, sunny above
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Going to be very good once clouds clear
This report
Friday 21st December 2018, 1:45pm
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 64cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 64cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:45pm on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

[Apologies for the report appearing late today, due to technical issues this morning. The report was originally posted at 8:50am]

Good morning from Hakuba.

And with the good snowfall of yesterday, there is lots to report with much more opening up - both lifts and courses.

I have updated the info below for each resort but basically most of Goryu/47 is now open, the middle chunk of Happo-one with Skyline opening up and more of Tsugaike Kogen is open where you can ski down to Han-no-ki (so you can get back onto the upper part of the Gondola back up top). Sanosaka plans to be part open from tomorrow morning.

Great to see.

And yesterday was certainly a lot of fun on the snow. :)

There's no fresh to report this morning.

We are expecting a day of fine weather today with sunshine and temps rising to around 7C once this sea of clouds hanging over the valley clears up.

Tomorrow and Sunday are set to warm up a little further (yikes!) with the chance of some rain (booo!) before the next snow --- which is due Sunday night.

So it's all a bit up and down right now. What we really want is for it to get down and stay down.

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Ski resort information on Friday 21st 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
- Alpen quad
- Riesen quad
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai number 1 pair
- Kokusai number 3 pair
- Kurobishi number 2 quad
- Skyline number 2 pair
- Sakka Kita One quad

Available courses:
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 120cm
- Usagidaira: 90cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

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

Available courses:
- All top area
- Toomi
- Soft Cream

Official snow depth:
- Top: 85cm
- Toomi: 50cm
- Iimori: 40cm

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Hakuba 47

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


Available courses:
- All courses now available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 30cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed lift
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift

Available courses:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki (part)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 105cm
- 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 1
- Number 2
- Number 4

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 108cm
- Base: 65cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 3 Sen North
- 4 Sen East

Available courses:
- North
- East

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 50cm
- Village Side: 20cm

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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

- Will be part open from tomorrow morning (planned lift operating is Number 6 pair)

Archive report: Posted at 1:45pm on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More opening up - see above

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Friday 21st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 50cm 20cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 60cm 39cm
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 Friday 21st December 2018
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
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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