Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 5th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Thursday 5th December 2019, 8:46am
4cm
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 8:34am 2cm
Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 8:48am 0cm
Monday 2nd December 2019, 8:52am 0cm
Sunday 1st December 2019, 11:51am 0cm
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:57am 4cm
Friday 29th November 2019, 8:50am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 6cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 10cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 5th December 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

UPDATE

Excellent news this afternoon - some ski lifts will be moving from tomorrow morning. This is what I can confirm this afternoon at the time of writing:

Hakuba Happo-one will be open from 8:30am. The Gondola, Kokusai Number 3 pair lift and Panorama pair lifts will be operating, with the Panorama course area open. They are reporting 60cm of snowfall.

Hakuba 47 will open upper area from 10:00am. Line E, Route 8 open. Access via Hakuba Goryu gondola...

Hakuba Goryu will also be open from 8:15am, with the top area of the resort open.

No confirmation of anything yet from Tsugaike.

I will bring you as many details as I can tomorrow morning - the report might be a bit later as information is gathered....

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ORIGINAL MORNING REPORT

Good morning from Hakuba.

Some snow on (and off sometimes down to base) during the day yesterday and more overnight.

Hakuba Happo-one appears to be reporting a snow depth of 55-60cm on the upper areas of the resort and 5cm down at base Nakiyama... as well as 5-30cm (base to top) of fresh snow.

The only other number I can see from resorts just at the moment is 5cm on the upper slopes from Hakuba 47. That seem rather different from the Happo-one numbers, but I think we can take it that there's been a nice layer of snow on the mountain.

There's some snow on the ground around base too - about 4-5cm of it. And of course that observed number is the one that I record and report to you every morning. Hopefully there will be more to report tomorrow.

Once more snow falls and ski resorts get to open bit by bit, whenever that is there'll be a flurry of news. I'll try to keep up with it!

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base Toomi area]
- Hakuba Goryu [upper Alps daira area]
- Hakuba 47 [from top of Gondola]
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori]
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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Planned ski resort opening dates:

As soon as there is enough snow
Hakuba 47
Hakuba Happo-one
Hakuba Goryu
Tsugaike Kogen

Friday 13th December 2019
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 14th December 2019
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2019
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Thursday 5th December 2019
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

No ski resorts open just yet as we wait for more snow

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  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 5th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
5th December 4cm 0cm 3cm
4th December 2cm - 0cm
3rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm - 9cm
1st December 0cm - 0cm
30th November 4cm 0cm 0cm
29th November 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 0cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 0cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 6cm 112cm 158cm
January observed snowfall total - 207cm 202cm
February observed snowfall total - 33cm 103cm
March observed snowfall total - 47cm 17cm
April observed snowfall total - 21cm 20cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 10cm 420cm 547cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 5th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
6cm
[10cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
112cm
[112cm]
207cm
[319cm]
33cm
[352cm]
47cm
[399cm]
21cm
[420cm]
0cm
[420cm]
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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