Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow as I write this
wind condition
Light to moderate+ northerly
visibility condition
Varied, mostly limited
This report
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:44am
24cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 9:14am 32cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:44am 2cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 8:35am 5cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 83cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 156cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 203cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

More snow to report this morning after a snowy and windy day yesterday. It's building up very nicely now.

The 'fresh snow' headlines from the resorts:

Hakuba Cortina: 40-50cm base; 50-70cm top - taking their official snow depth up to over 3m
Hakuba Iwatake: 20cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 20cm
Hakuba Goryu: 20-40cm
Hakuba 47: 20-30cm

I have 24cm of observed snowfall at base to add to the report too.

There is still a bit of wind around this morning which seems to be affecting mostly lifts at Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen, but we're hoping that may ease off as often happens. Some forecasts even give us a chance of seeing a bit of sun later today. For now though it is still snowing.

Once things calm down, I expect pretty much everywhere to be fully (or at least almost fully) open and available.

A good way to end the year - with more potentially heavy snowfall due to be with us in the first few days of January.

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Ski resort opening status on Thursday 28th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts (apart from a few lower lifts) are generally operating
- But many upper lifts on hold again this morning due to weather conditions

Courses open:
- All course are now generally open (weather and lift permitting!)
- Only the Kurobishi Off-Piste Area remains closed

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 220cm
- Usagidaira: 160cm
- Lower: 80cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 2 & 4 are operating
- Scheduled to be open for nighta until 9:30pm, daily in the Toomi area

Courses open:
- All courses apart from Adventure are open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 255cm
- Toomi: 90cm
- Iimori: 60cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Line D are operating

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- The Tree Riding Zone is now open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 240cm
- Base: 90cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are now operating for the season
- However, weather conditions affecting a number of lifts again including the Gondola this morning

Courses open:
- All courses areas apart from Kane-no-naru-oka 2 are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 290cm
- Han-no-ki: 285cm
- Maruyama: 130cm
- Shirakaba: 180cm
- Oya-no-hara: 125cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 125cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 5 are operating

Courses open:
- Most courses open, confirming safety at the start of the day

Official snow depth:
- Top: 300-320cm
- Base: 200-220cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts are now operating for the season

Courses open:
- View C
- View D
- North
- East
- South
- Gezan
- Sunny Valley
- White Ribbon
- Paradise
- by1
- by2
- by3

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 80cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from Alps Number 7 and Alps Number 10 are operating

Official snow depth:
- 140cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 100cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Operating lifts:
- All three lifts are operating

Official snow depth:
- 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Thursday 28th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open. See above for details.

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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 28th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th December 24cm 11cm 0cm
27th December 32cm 0cm 12cm
26th December 2cm 0cm 6cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
23rd December 5cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 63cm 17cm 18cm
Previous 14 days total 83cm 28cm 24cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 156cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 203cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 28th December 2017
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 - 47cm
[47cm]
156cm
[203cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
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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