Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th December 2016

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Saturday 24th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow, heavier higher up
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
This report
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:47am
6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 46cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 47cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Saturday 24th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Fresh snow for Christmas, yey!

Good morning from Hakuba and things are looking much better this morning.

Here's how much fresh snow resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba 47: 10-15cm at base; 25cm higher up
Hakuba Happo-one: 20cm
Hakuba Cortina: 17-35cm
Hakuba Goryu: up to 30cm on upper slopes

That sounds much more like it doesn't it. :)

Cortina is back open, runs that had been closed are back open... and things just seem a lot more sane and 'real world'! Phew.

I have updated the resort specific information below (as I do every day, so always keep an eye on for the latest details).

The snow might ease off sometime during the day today and then we are expecting fine weather tomorrow, with a return to snow around Tuesday. (I'm trying to ignore the chance of rain before snow, perhaps we can will it not to happen).

We still need a lot more snow of course, but for the moment it is time to get the gear on and enjoy todays delivery of fresh.

Have a fun Christmas Eve, wherever you are.

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Saturday 24th 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 20-25cm 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 7 (Route 3 and 8 are back open).
The Tree Riding Zone is not yet open.
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 90cm
Base: 20cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting up to 30cm of fresh snowfall on upper slopes.
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, 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: 110cm
Toomi: 30cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open.
Lift & course info:
The Gondola, Alpen quad, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 1, Kokusai Number 3 and Kurobishi Number 2 quad lifts are operating.
Downloading via Gondola or Kokusai Number 1 pair lift required.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi (part)
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 80cm
Kurobishi: 60cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Eve Gondola and the top Han-no-ki pair lift and Tsuga Number 2 pair lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 100cm
Han-no-ki: 100cm
Oya-no-hara: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 17-35cm of fresh snowfall.
Lift info:
The Number 1 pair lift, Number 2 quad and Number 4 pair lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenoda
- Mt Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaria
- Ipponmatsu
Official snow depth:
Top: 90cm
Base: 60cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Gondola, 3-sen North and 4-sen East lifts are operating.
The following courses are at least part open:
- East
- North
Official snow depth:
Top: 50cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Lift info:
The Number 1 quad, Number 2 pair, Number 3 quad and Number 6 quad lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

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: 30cm

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 8:47am on Saturday 24th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report above for resort-specific details

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 24th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 9cm 6cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 6cm 186cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 46cm 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 47cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th December 2016
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 - 1cm
[1cm]
46cm
[47cm]
- - - - -
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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