Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:18am on Friday 7th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, snow expected
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
1m/s
Fair
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This report
Friday 7th December 2012, 10:18am
2cm
Thursday 6th December 2012, 9:32am 0cm
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 9:37am 3cm
Tuesday 4th December 2012, 9:26am 0cm
Monday 3rd December 2012, 8:44am 0cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 8:18am 5cm
Saturday 1st December 2012, 10:02am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 15cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 62cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Friday 7th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Last night the snowfall was around 2-3 cm but strong winds blew a lot of that snow off the main mountain at Happo-one which is around 90cm. The village base has not changed and pretty much the same conditions as we saw yesterday with just a bit of snow on the ground now.

This morning the sun has been out, but grey clouds persist over Hakuba's peaks and it actually seems to be getting greyer and we do have snow showers forecast for the day.

The temperature is between 0 and -3 degrees Celsius it feels fairly mild around the village. Presently there is close to no wind though, above 1200m slight breezes are blowing bringing the chill factor to about -3 degrees up top.

Yesterday, the Hakuba Goryu resort opened the Alps No3 pair lift and with it the Grand Prix course. After a days rest, the Line E lift at Hakuba 47 also re-opens today.

If the weather forecast is spot on later in the evening as temperatures drop to a freezing -7 more light dry snowfall is expected in the area and then we have that heavy snowfall forecast for the weekend. There is a high chance of strong winds over the weekend as well which may well affect the lifts at resorts. If we get all that snow though, into next week conditions should be very nice indeed.

Resorts currently part open & operating lifts:

Happo-one:
Gondola
Alpen quad
Kurobishi No2 quad
Kokusai No3 pair

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola
No1 pair lift

Hakuba 47
Line E

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola
Hannoki pair
Tsuga No2 pair

Official snow depths
Hakuba Goryu
Upper - 60cm
Lower - 5cm

Tsugaike Kogen
115cm

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Planned opening dates:

Hakuba Cortina
December 15th 2012

Hakuba Iwakura
December 20th 2012

Archive report: Posted at 10:18am on Friday 7th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen now part open.

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