Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd December 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:39am on Friday 23rd December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain, but snow higher up and forecast
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Fair to poor on mountain
This report
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:39am
0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:45am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 7:51am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 8:31am 0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 8:42am 3cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 8:43am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 40cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 41cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:39am on Friday 23rd December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello from Hakuba and it's not the best start to the long Christmas weekend.

Rain. It was not unexpected of course, but still always not good to see.

And it is causing problems on lower areas. Hakuba Cortina is going to be closed for the day and a few course areas at Hakuba 47, Happo-one, Iwatake that were open are closed this morning. We really need Santa to come and bring us a delivery of lovely snow.

The good news this morning is that it looks like it is snowing higher up already and snow is forecast to be falling down here by later today and through tomorrow, so I hope to be bringing you good news in my next report.

Not only is this kind of weather annoying in itself, but it makes the reports more difficult to put together every day! Can't wait for the day when everywhere is just 'open' and we can get on with the full-on season. (I seem to recall saying that a few times last year...)

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Resort news as of 9:10am on Friday 23rd 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 no longer required - you can ski/board to base but not recommended for beginners.
The upper course connection with Goryu is now open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Line A.B, Line C and Line E lifts are operating.
All courses now open apart from Route 3, Route 7 and the lower part of Route 8.
The Tree Riding Zone is not yet open.
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 70cm
Base: 10cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall.
Gondola downloading required back to base.
The upper course connection with Hakuba 47 is now open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Alps Number 1, 2, 3 and 4, 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
- Super
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
Official snow depth
Alps: 85cm
Toomi: 20cm
Iimori: 15cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
Bad weather conditions this morning mean that the top lifts are not opening. Usagidaira and part of Kurobishi and Panorama are available.
Downloading via Gondola or Kokusai Number 1 pair lift required.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi (part)
- Usagidaira
- Panorama (part)
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 60cm
Kurobishi: 60cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Eve Gondola and the top Han-no-ki pair lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori (part)
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 60cm
Han-no-ki: 60cm
Oya-no-hara: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is closed today due to the snow conditions.

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Gondola and 4-sen East lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- East (part)
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Number 2 pair and Number 6 quad lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 15cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Alps Number 1 pair lift is operating with one course open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 20cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka planned to open 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 9:39am on Friday 23rd December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for resort-specific information

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 23rd December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd December 0cm 0cm 30cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 5cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 2cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 5cm 20cm
18th December 3cm 1cm 30cm
17th December 7cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 6cm 117cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 6cm 186cm
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 Friday 23rd December 2016
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
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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