Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th April 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, some fog early on
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Limited in places
This report
Sunday 24th April 2016, 8:31am
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Saturday 23rd April 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Friday 22nd April 2016, 7:50am 0cm
Thursday 21st April 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Wednesday 20th April 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Monday 18th April 2016, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 2cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 321cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It's a cloudy early morning with fog in places as well. Forecasts do tell us to expect some sunshine though today so perhaps it will clear up. Temperatures again expected to be approaching 20 degrees in the village.

The continued warmer conditions means that snow continues to quickly melt away from the mountainsides and resorts are busy working with the available snow to keep things going at the moment. It appears to be something of a struggle - there's only so much you can do when there's just not enough snow to work with!

Quite a bit of news from the Hakuba 47 resort -- today will be the last day for their Gondola, Line AB and Line C lifts. They are also noting that there is a good chance that Route 2, Route 5 and Route 8 may need to close during the day today depending on the snow situation. Because of this they are strongly recommending that people get up to the snow via Hakuba Goryu today. From tomorrow only the top Line E lift of Hakuba 47 will remain open, but you'll need to get up there via the Gondola of Hakuba Goryu. Hope that makes sense!

It's all getting rather limited now. That's what you get with a smaller-than-usual base.

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* Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May (3 day long weekend)
* Tuesday 3rd May - Thursday 5th May (3 day holiday mid-week)
* Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May (normal weekend)

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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 8:45am on Sunday 24th April 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
The following courses currently remain open: Route 2, Route 4, Route 5, Route 8.
There's a chance some of them might close during the day today.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
From tomorrow just the top lift will remain operating, accessed via Hakuba Goryu.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 40cm
Base: -cm

Hakuba Goryu:
The top area of Goryu remains open - Panorama, Grand Prix and part of Super course.
The lower main Toomi and Iimori areas are now closed.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
Official snow depth
Alps: 105cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
All lower areas of the resort are now closed.
The Riesen Grat, Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Skyline and Panorama areas remain part open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 55cm
Nakiyama: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The top Upper Han-no-ki and part of Tsuga-no-mori courses remain open.
All other courses are now closed.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is open for spring season (note: extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 80cm
Maruyama: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

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Other resorts are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Sunday 24th April 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for resort details

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[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
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2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
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1cm
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[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
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[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
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[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
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[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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