Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th December 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:38am
12cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am 11cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:55am 3cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:01am 9cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:44am 12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 8:32am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 49cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 49cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 49cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

We're looking nicely frosted this morning.

First up, fresh snow headlines from the resorts:

Hakuba Goryu: 10cm (Toomi)
Hakuba 47: 5-10cm (base-top)
Hakuba Cortina: 10-20cm (base-top)
Hakuba Happo-one: 15cm (Gondola top station)
Hakuba Iwatake: 10cm

47 are reporting 5-10cm on official website but they are also saying 20cm overnight and that much again during the day yesterday too. So I'm a bit confused with their information this morning. Still, larger numbers are more exciting than smaller ones and perhaps I need to investigate!

More terrain is opening up too which is great to hear and I'll try to keep up with developments every morning.

More of 47 and Goryu is opening up - the top area is now open and a large part of 47 is now available.

Happo-one also have the Panorama, Usagidaira and Riesen areas now available.

Norikura is also now open with two lifts operating.

There doesn't seem to be any changes yet at Tsugaike and Cortina.

-----

Lots of blue sky right now, but snow is due tonight.

Come on!!!!!! :)

-----

Ski resort information on Wednesday 19th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Adam Gondola
- Riesen quad

Available courses:
- Usagidaira
- Panorama
- Riesen Slalom course

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: -cm
- Usagidaira: 80cm
- Lower: 10cm

-----

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Toomi Sky Four quad lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift

Available courses:
- Panorama
- Toomi

Official snow depth:
- Top: 40cm
- Toomi: 30cm
- Iimori: -cm

-----

Hakuba 47

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


Available courses:
- Route 1 upper area
- Route 2
- Route 3
- Route 4
- Route 5
- Route 6
- Route 8

Official snow depth:
- Top: 65cm
- Base: 20cm

-----

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed lift

Available courses:
- Han-kou

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 86cm
- Han-no-ki: 86cm
- Maruyama: -cm
- Shirakaba: -cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: -cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

-----

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 4 pair lift

Available courses:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaira

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm
- Base: 55cm

-----

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola --- but it's for sightseeing, not skiing/boarding

Official snow depth:
- Top: 15cm
- Base: 15cm

-----

Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 4 pair

Official snow depth:
- 90cm

-----

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 6 quad lift (for transportation)

Available courses:
- Course 2

Official snow depth:
- 35cm

-----

Hakuba Sanosaka

- Plans to open on 21st December

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More is opening up - see above. We'll try to keep you up to date as much as possible each morning!

<
Tuesday 18th December 2018
This report
Wednesday 19th December 2018
Thursday 20th December 2018
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:35am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Sunday 26th May 2019, 8:12am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 11:45am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 27th May 2019, 8:09am
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 8th May 2019, 7:51am
Niseko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:55am
Myoko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:21am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:46am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:16am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 2:24pm
Zao Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:59am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:51am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:12am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Cultural Experiences
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 19th December 2018
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 19th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
19th December 12cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 11cm 2cm 3cm
17th December 3cm 18cm 7cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 1cm
15th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 12cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 49cm 33cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 49cm 81cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 49cm 158cm 64cm
January observed snowfall total - 202cm 242cm
February observed snowfall total - 103cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 17cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 20cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 49cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
49cm
[49cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Hakuba Now reports before Wednesday 19th December 2018
Hakuba Now reports from the same period last season
Hakuba Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Hakuba Now by clicking on the month

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002