Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:59am on Thursday 14th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds remain
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow due to ease off
wind condition
Varied northerly
visibility condition
Limited to poor on mountain
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This report
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:59am
5cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 8:44am 8cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 8:36am 16cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 8:51am 4cm
Friday 8th December 2017, 8:39am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 73cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 73cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Thursday 14th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Early seasons are exciting - but difficult and time consuming for yours truly... there is a lot of information to check, gather and put together. Once the season gets going with all of the resorts open, things start to get a bit easier. But anyway, apologies if some reports are a little later than others. I'm not sleeping in, honest! The excitement keeps me going. And an early season with decent snowfall and really good conditions definitely helps a lot!

OK so onto this morning.

Well, yesterday. Snow during the day on mountain though not really much to report from base. 47 were saying they got 15cm on upper areas though.

Here's how much fresh snow the resorts are reporting this morning:

Hakuba 47: 5-10cm on the official site, 10-15cm being mentioned on FB
Hakuba Goryu: up to 10cm

I'm looking forward to seeing the numbers that Hakuba Cortina start reporting once they open on Saturday.

Interesting that today we're not seeing the large amounts of snow that some other nearby regions are getting. (Always interesting to see the snowfall hauls from the regions).

In resort news:

A few more course areas are open at Tsugaike this morning - namely, Shirakaba and 'Upper course through the forest' (catchy!)

At Happo-one the Riesen quad lift is due to start moving this morning from 10:30am, along with part of the Riesen Slalom Course being available. Though it seems the Alpen quad is on hold at the time of writing due to strong winds on mountain.

I think that's it for the moment. Expect somewhat clearer skies from later on today and maybe tomorrow too. More snow due over the weekend.

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Ski resort opening status on Thursday 14th December 2017:

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Gondola Adam
- Panorama pair lift
- Alpen quad lift
- Hakuba Riesen quad lift
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
- Skyline Number 2 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 1 pair lift
- Kokusai Number 3 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama area
- Usagidaira area
- Kurobishi area
- Skyline area
- Riesen slalom (part)

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 170cm
- Usagidaira: 130cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Goryu Telecabin (gondola)
- Alps Number 1 pair lift
- Alps Number 3 pair lift
- Toomi Sky Four lift
- Milky Four lift
- Number 6 pair lift

Courses open:
- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super
- Champion
- Champion Expert
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow

Official snow depth:
- Top: 180cm
- Toomi: 60cm
- Iimori: 30cm

Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Line 8 Gondola
- Line AB pair lift
- Line C quad lift
- Line E high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- All main courses are open
- Tree Riding Zone not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 195cm
- Base: 55cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts
- EVE Gondola
- Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
- Han-no-ki high speed pair lift

Courses open:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki
- Upper course through forest
- Shirakaba

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 171cm
- Han-no-ki: 171cm

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Other official planned ski resort opening dates:

Friday 15th December 2017
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Saturday 16th December 2017
Hakuba Cortina
Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Mid December 2017
Hakuba Norikura Onsen
Hakuba Sanosaka

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Thursday 14th December 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 14th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
14th December 5cm 0cm 0cm
13th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 16cm 1cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
9th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 7cm 12cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 28cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 73cm 29cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 73cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total - 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 120cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th December 2017
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
73cm
[120cm]
- - - - -
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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