Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 22nd December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Slight
Fair-Poor
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Saturday 22nd December 2012, 9:11am
15cm
Friday 21st December 2012, 9:08am 5cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 10:55am 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:30am 2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 10:05am 0cm
Monday 17th December 2012, 9:56am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2012, 9:39am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 127cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 174cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 22nd December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from a snowy Hakuba, with about 15cm on the ground to report. Hurray! Can't see much out there this morning with poor visibility down in the village. A quick look at the webcams from around the resorts shows visibility not so bad out there in places.

It's not particularly cold this morning, with temperatures hovering around 0C early on and no wind. We're hoping that the snow will continue today though the forecast tells us that it will be getting warmer with a possible high of around 5-6C and sadly a chance of rain. In the village at least, and snow higher up on the mountain. But let's try to be positive on that score....

Tomorrow might start off calm but that potentially heavy snowfall is still lurking around on the forecast for later on tomorrow followed by a few more days of snowy conditions so lets hope we can get a good snow haul out of this. From tomorrow temps should take a dip as well.

As mentioned yesterday, most of Happo is now open. The top Grat quad is supposed to be opening today at 9am but we don't have confirmation on that at the time of writing. Will update this page as soon as we hear on that either way.

It's great to have some more new snow to play in, and really looking forward to the next lot!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 22nd December 2012 AM:
Please note that resort lift operations are subject to change at any time.

Hakuba Goryu:
10-15cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Goryu this morning.
All main areas and courses at Hakuba Goryu are now open.
Nighta at Goryu open from Saturday.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 180cm;
Toomi - 90cm;
Iimori - 50cm

Hakuba 47:
15cm of new snow reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
All runs at Hakuba 47 are now open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 145cm
Lower - 65cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
Lifts operating - Gondola, Alpen quad, Kurobishi No2 quad, Kokusai No3 pair, Sakka Kitaone quad, Sakka 2 pair, Kitaone triple, Panorama, Happo Riesen quad, Nakiyama No3 triple, Skyline 2 pair.
More lifts opening tomorrow.
You can now ride down to gondola base.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 140cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 30cm
Sakka - 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
More of the resort is now opening up, though still not so much snow on lower slopes.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 230cm
Lower slopes - 40cm

Hakuba Cortina:
10-15cm of new snow to report from Hakuba Cortina this Saturday morning.
Number 1 pair, Number 2 quad and Number 6 pair lifts are operating. The Number 4 lift is closed due to avalanche risk, according to the resort this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 150cm
Lower slopes - 75cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
The Gondola, 3 line North, View 2, 4 line East, 5 line South, Paradise triple and Line lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 125cm
Lower slopes - 65cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
55cm

Hakuba Minekata:
20cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Saturday 22nd December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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