Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Thursday 24th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight NNE
Variable
This report
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:02am
0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:03am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 8:40am 0cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 8:59am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:19am 5cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:53am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 6cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 27cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 37cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Thursday 24th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba and.... ho ho ho, it's Christmas Eve. Can you believe that, already? Soon it'll be New Year and then we'll be getting on for approaching what should be peak season. The mind boggles.

Generally it was a fairly cloudy day yesterday. Mostly cloudy with a few very small patches of blue sky to see here and there from time to time. But mostly cloudy. And then some rain later on. :(

I've just about had my fill of writing about rain and mild conditions this season already. PLEASE start snowing! Sorry, let me regain my composure...

It's cloudy this morning again, and mild again. There are some pretty cool looking low clouds hanging over the village and surrounding mountains as well early on. It looks like higher up on the slopes there are areas of poor visibility.

Hakuba 47 are having to cut back a bit again today due to the lack of fresh snow and uncooperative weather conditions. As far as I can tell other resort operations are as they were this morning.

So, the snowfall that we are all waiting for. It is still due to start tonight (higher up) and tomorrow, and as we get into the weekend snow and a real proper winter-like drop in temperatures is expected.

Friday to Sunday are going to be really important days. Let's hope that they deliver!

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:50am on Thursday 24th December (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
Upper Route 1, Route 2, Route 4, Route 5, and upper Route 8 courses are open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 70cm
Base: 0cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of new snowfall.
The upper Panorama Course, Grand Prix and Super courses at Hakuba Goryu are open, as well as the lower Toomi run.
Upper and lower areas not connected - gondola needed to get down from upper area.
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 70cm
Iimori: -cm
Toomi: 15cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The Usagidaira, Panorama and Kurobishi areas are open.
The Gondola is operating to take skiers and boarders there and back.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 50cm
Nakiyama: -cm
Sakka: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The upper Tsuga-no-mori area and upper part of the Han-no-ki course areas are open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Tsuga Number 1 pair lift
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 77cm
Maruyama: -cm

Kashimayari:
Course 2 is open
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift

Other planned resort opening dates

As soon as there is enough snow:
Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Sanosaka:

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Thursday 24th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at a handful of resorts as we wait for more snowfall

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Thursday 24th December 2015
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th December 2015
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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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 24th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 30cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 5cm 10cm
21st December 0cm 2cm 30cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 5cm 20cm 2cm
18th December 1cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 87cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 6cm 186cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 37cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 24th December 2015
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 - 10cm
[10cm]
27cm
[37cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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