Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 14th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Sunday 14th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light
Generally limited
This report
Sunday 14th December 2014, 9:15am
40cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:58am 20cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:32am 2cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:25am 0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:58am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:01am 2cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 102cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 102cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Sunday 14th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

There's a slight bit of sun out at the moment over parts of the valley as I start writing this report, but that's definitely not the story of the last 24 hours.

Loads of snow!

Happo-one reporting 60cm. Cortina reporting 50cm.

Hakuba 47 reported 30cm of fresh snowfall up by Line C during the day yesterday, and I can confirm there was that much to move off the top of the car at the end of the day. And the rest.

Goryu is this morning reporting 40cm on the upper slopes and 20cm at the lower Iimori area.

15cm more snow overnight, and it is still snowing now. Less so than it has been and as I said a bit of sunlight down by the village though the mountains are still covered with cloud and getting snowed on.

Snowfall is forecast for the day today and through into tomorrow morning, but it should clear up tomorrow. Bit of a rest on Tuesday maybe before another snow storm arrives by Wednesday which will bring with it more copious amounts of snow (hopefully).

I have updated the information below. Happily it will not be long now before they are all just 'open'. :)

Have fun if you can make it out. Get wrapped up well and take care. Visibility is limited and with all of the new snowfall, do remember the dangers.

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Happo-one
Part of upper areas open. Skyline opens! 30-40cm of fresh snow reported at Usagidaira.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 50cm
Usagidaira - 150cm

Open lifts:
-Kokusai Number 3
-Panorama
-Alpen Quad
-Kurobishi Number 2 Quad
-Skyline Number 2 pair
-Adam Gondola (to take people up)
-Kokusai Number 1 pair (to take people up)

Open courses:
-Panorama
-Usagidaira
-Kurobishi (part)
-Skyline (part)
-Please note, can't ski back down to base.

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Hakuba 47
Hakuba 47 is now declaring itself fully open (well, apart from the Tree Riding Zone!)

Official Snow depths:
Base - 80cm
Upper - 170cm

Open courses:
-Route 1 Upper
-Route 1 Lower
-Route 2
-Route 3
-Route 5
-Route 6
-Route 7
-Route 8
-The Tree Riding Zone is not open yet.

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

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Hakuba Goryu
Iimori Number 6 Pair joins in the fun, with the resort reporting 40cm of fresh snow on upper slopes this morning.

Official Snow depths:
Iimori - 60cm
Toomi - 110cm
Alps Daira - 155cm

Open lifts:
-Alps Number 1 Pair lift
-Alps Number 3 Pair lift
-Gondola
-Toomi Sky Four lift
-Cosmo Four lift
-Iimori Number 6 Pair lift

Open courses:
-Alps Daira Panorama
-Alps Daira Grand Prix
-Super Course
-Champion Dynamic Course
-Champion Expert Course
-Woody Course
-Toomi
-Soft Cream Course
-Powder Snow Course

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Tsugaike Kogen
Lots of new snow with the upper slopes now reporting snow depth of 190cm. More lifts and courses open.

Official Snow depths (as of yesterday):
Maruyama - 50cm
Oya-no-hara - 90cm
Tsuga-no-mori (upper) - 190cm

Planned open lifts:
-Han-no-ki High Speed Pair
-Tsuga Number 2 Pair lift (weather preventing opening early on)
-Shirakaba Quad
-Maruyama Number 1 Quad
-Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
-Gondola

Open course areas:
-Tsuga no mori
-Upper Han-no-ki
-Lower Han-no-ki
-Part of Shirakaba
-Maruyama
-Part of Oya-no-hara
-Part of Kane-no-naru-oka

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Hakuba Cortina
Cortina reporting 50cm of fresh snow this morning.

Official Snow depths:
Base - 150cm
Upper - 190cm

Open lifts:
-Number 2 Quad
-Number 4 Pair

Open course areas:
-Ikenota
-Mt Hieda Forest
-Mt Hieda Ridge
-Mt Hieda 1
-Mt Hieda 2
-Mt Hieda 3
-Itadaira

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Kashimayari
Part open

Official Snow depth:
85cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Part open

Official Snow depth:
120cm

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Other planned opening dates:

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field - Friday 19th December
Hakuba Sanosaka - Saturday 20th December


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SnowJapan is running a lift ticket prize draw with 400+ lift tickets to send out to site members - 50 of those are for resorts in the Hakuba area, so lots to win. For details on the prize draw, check out this page:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Sunday 14th December 2014
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts now at least part open - see report for updated details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 14th December 2014
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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 14th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
14th December 40cm 15cm 0cm
13th December 20cm 3cm 2cm
12th December 2cm 15cm 5cm
11th December 0cm 2cm 10cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 30cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 35cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 102cm 37cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 35cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 102cm 122cm 185cm
January observed snowfall total - 97cm 149cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 70cm 10cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 6cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 102cm 423cm 565cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
102cm
[102cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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