Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 13th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sun, some cloud, clearing up
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
No wind
Very good
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This report
Thursday 13th December 2012, 8:22am
2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 10:04am 5cm
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 12:31pm 10cm
Monday 10th December 2012, 9:48am 30cm
Sunday 9th December 2012, 9:57am 30cm
Saturday 8th December 2012, 10:15am 10cm
Friday 7th December 2012, 10:18am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 89cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 102cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 149cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 13th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

It is a very lovely, clear and crisp morning in Hakuba early on today. Earlier on it was more cloudy but over the last few hours the clouds have been moving on and nice blue skies are opening up over Hakuba. Perhaps the clouds hanging over the mountains at the time of writing will move on as well as the morning progresses.

It's a cold start to the morning anyway, currently around -4 degrees with no wind. Only a dusting of fresh snow to report around the village but resorts are reporting 10cm or so of fresh this morning.

The previous blizzard has given the resorts unbelievable conditions to open up more runs and enjoy skiing and snowboarding all week. The outlook for the next few days is some cloud with the sunshine brightening up the valley until tomorrow.

So, we are due for a drier period over the next few days and into next week. Warmer too, especially around Saturday when rain is expected to be falling, even higher up on the mountains. Hopefully that will be shortlived but this time it doesn't seem to be followed by snow.

With the recent blizzard conditions though conditions out there today and tomorrow should be very good. Things are still quiet as well, so a good time to be here.

From today, all of the official courses at Hakuba 47 are going to be open and at connecting Hakuba Goryu all of the Toomi area is now open. The Iimori area of Goryu will be opening up from Saturday.

More of Happo-one opened yesterday with the Risen quad lift moving and that Riesen Slalom course stretch of the resort on the left side opening up. You can also now ski and board back down to the Gondola base station at Happo-one.

Things are opening up!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 13th December 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu reported 10cm of new snow since yesterday on upper slopes, a few cm lower down.
Lifts operating - Gondola, Alps No1 pair, Alps No3 pair, Toomi Sky Four.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 185cm;
Toomi - 100cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 5cm of new snowfall today.
All runs open from today.
Lifts operating - Gondola, Line A, Line C and Line E.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 195cm
Lower - 90cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
Lifts operating - Gondola, Alpen quad, Kurobishi No2 quad, Happo Riesen quad, Panorama pair lift.
You can now ride down to gondola base.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 30cm
Sakka - 30cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Gondola, Tsuga No2 lift and Hannnoki high speed pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 220cm
Lower slopes - 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 13th 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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