Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 29th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 29th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds over Hakuba
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow continue to fall
wind condition
Moderate northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25am
16cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:37am 16cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 8:35am 8cm
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:52am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 104cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 104cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 29th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Sorry for the later report this morning. I have been here working on trying to gather as much information as possible. Sometimes not as easy as you might think, especially at periods like this when snow is falling and resorts are opening more every day. Enough of the excuses!

OK so 16cm of fresh snow to report and the headline snowfall numbers from the resorts as follows:

Hakuba Goryu: 5-15cm (base-top)
Hakuba 47: 10-15cm (base-top)
Hakuba Cortina: 15+cm
Hakuba Iwatake: 10-20cm (base-top)
Hakuba Happo-one: 10cm (top of Gondola)

Light snow has been falling this morning and it is another cold start to the day with more snow due into tomorrow and then during the week too. If you want to see some sunshine Monday might see a break in the clouds.

In the meantime, we can get out to enjoy the current conditions.

Not all resorts are fully open yet, though I would hope that will soon happen. Further snow should see that happen. They 100% want to be 100% open for the New Year holidays - there are a lot of expectant powder hungry people around and will be more coming over the next few days.

Conditions on the mountain are very good - well, they certainly were over at Cortina yesterday! Oh yes.

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Ski resort information on Saturday 29th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one
- The lower courses at Happo-one are not open yet: use the Adam Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair or Sakka Kitaone quad lift to get back to base.

Operating lifts:
- Adam Gondola (get the gondola back down to base
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair
- Riesen quad
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai number 1 pair
- Kokusai number 3 pair
- Kurobishi number 2 quad
- Skyline number 2 pair
- Sakka Kita One quad
- Kitaone Number 3 pair

Available courses:
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 130cm
- Usagidaira: 90cm
- Nakiyama: 40cm

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Hakuba Goryu
- All top area open
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair
- Toomi Sky Four quad lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift
- Toomi Number 2 pair lift
- Milky Four
- Number 1 high speed pair
- Number 6 pair

Available courses:
- All top area (apart from Champion Expert)
- Toomi
- Soft Cream

Official snow depth:
- Top: 135cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Line AB
- Line C
- Line E

Available courses:
- All main courses now available
- Freedom, R6 Beginners Park and Tree Riding Zones not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 135cm
- Base: 30cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Most lifts now operating

Available courses:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki
- Sawa-one
- Shirakaba
- Upper Forest
- Lower Forest
- Maruyama
- Kane-no-naru-oka (part)
- Champion (part)
- Karamatsu
- Oya-no-hara (part)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 130cm
- Han-no-ki: 130cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Shirakaba: 75cm
- Champion: 80cm
- Oya-no-hara: 65cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 50cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating

Available courses:
- Ikenota
- Ikenota Forest
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Mt Hieda 2
- Mt Hieda 3
- Itadaira
- Ipponmatsu
- Itadaira Forest
- Giant
- Itadaira One
- Rabbit
- Kamoshika
- Snake
- Warabi

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 15cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
- Part of Mountain Side open

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 3 Sen North
- 4 Sen East
- 5 Sen South
- View 2

Available courses:
- North
- East
- View C
- View D

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 100cm
- Village Side: 40cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 70cm
- All lifts apart from Number 7 and 10 operating and most courses open

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 70cm
- Most lifts operating and courses part open

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 60cm
- Base: 30cm
- All lifts operating

Archive report: Posted at 9:25am on Saturday 29th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts are getting close to being able to be fully open, though not quite there yet

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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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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 29th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
29th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
28th December 16cm 24cm 11cm
27th December 0cm 32cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 8cm 0cm 6cm
23rd December 0cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 65cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 85cm 28cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 104cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total - 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 104cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 29th December 2018
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
104cm
[104cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
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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