Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 26th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate NNE
Limited
This report
Friday 26th December 2014, 9:10am
5cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 8:15am 10cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 8:50am 30cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 8:58am 5cm
Sunday 21st December 2014, 9:02am 2cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:11am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 199cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 241cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 241cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 26th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

The snow clouds remain over Hakuba this morning.

It's a cold start to the day with light snow lazily falling from the skies as I sit here writing this report. A thin layer of snow at base with ski-jo generally reporting around 10cm of fresh on the slopes this morning.

Hakuba Cortina coming up with the most goods and apparently 25cm on the upper areas over there.

We are expecting milder weather patterns to move in by tomorrow and perhaps even the weekend will see sunny conditions in the region. Bring a camera!

The 'Nighta' situation

This information is mentioned in the area below for each of the resorts but I thought I would mention the options available for 'night skiing'. Great fun when the conditions are right - a bit like an ice-skating rink when they're not. Time it well though and it can be fantastic.

Hakuba Goryu and Hakuba Cortina are open for floodlit nighta every day until 31st March.

The night skiing at Happo-one will begin from tomorrow and then be open every day until the middle of March.

Nighta at Kashiyamari is every day until 15th March (*sorry, I had that down as until 31st March in the report until today - my mistake).

At Tsugaike Kogen there is night skiing from tomorrow until 1st January and then mainly on Saturdays.

There is no nighta at the Hakuba 47, Hakuba Norikura Onsen and Hakuba Iwatake resort areas.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations as of 26th December 2014. Subject to change during the day:

Hakuba Goryu:
Reporting 20cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira, 5cm on Toomi.
All lifts operating except Alps Daira 2&4 and Toomi Number 2 Pair lift.
All courses open except Adventure Course.
Night skiing at Toomi every day until 31st March.

- Alps Daira - 275cm
- Toomi - 180cm
- Iimori - 150cm

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Hakuba 47:
Reporting 5cm of fresh this morning.
All courses open.
Tree Riding Zone not open yet.

- Upper - 250cm
- Lower - 135cm

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Happo-one:
Reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning.
Kokusai Number 1 Pair lift still out of action due to damage to the snow nets - they hope to have it fixed up before the end of the year.
Almost all areas of Happo-one are now open. The top Grad Quad lift is now open.
Nakiyama night skiing will start from tomorrow (27th December) from 5pm until 9pm.
Happo Banks The Snow Park yet to open.

- Usagidaira - 240cm
- Nakiyama - 120cm
- Sakka - 120cm

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Hakuba Cortina:
Reporting 25cm of new snowfall on upper areas and 15cm on lower areas.
Resort now mostly open.
Night skiing every day until 31st March.

- Upper - 320cm
- Lower - 210cm

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Tsugaike Kogen:
Most areas of Tsugaike Kogen are now open, most notably the Uma-no-se course not yet open.
Next night skiing is from 27th December through 1st January in both Kane-no-naru-oka and Karamatsu-Shirakaba areas; after that mostly Saturdays.

- Tsuga-no-mori - 275cm
- Maruyama - 145cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka - 180cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.
Resort is mostly open, still a number of runs yet to open though.

- Upper - 210cm
- Lower - 120cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Resort is mostly open.

- 230cm

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Kashimayari:
All areas now open.
Night skiing every day until 15th March.

- 160cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 26th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are now open

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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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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 26th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
26th December 5cm 0cm 5cm
25th December 10cm 0cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
23rd December 30cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 5cm 10cm 15cm
21st December 2cm 30cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 52cm 40cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 199cm 85cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 241cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 241cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
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241cm
[241cm]
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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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