Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, foggy conditions higher up
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain
wind condition
Light NE
visibility condition
Generally poor on mountain
This report
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:55am
0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 13:45pm 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 8:44am 15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 64cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 64cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba and it is the first day of the three day long weekend (Monday is a national holiday in Japan).

Unfortunately, light rain at base this morning and I see 47/Goryu are reporting the same at higher elevations. Better than heavy rain I suppose, and it does make things slippery (kind of). See, I'm trying to be positive about it. ;)

It shouldn't last long but it is going to be a mild weekend as expected.

Limited visibility on the mountain early morning.

Anyway good news is that more of Tsugaike Kogen is open this morning.

It looks like Goryu are still planning nighta for tonight, but there won't be any floodlit skiing over at Cortina.

Let's all expect some snow from late tomorrow night into Monday; and the forecast for later in the coming week is looking good for snow.

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I am trying to get these reports up as early as possible. But please understand that it takes a fair bit of time for me to check all of this information every morning - it doesn't just automatically appear in the reports, I check it all manually.

Once we get more snow and the resorts are all fully open, things will take a bit less time allowing me to post my reports a bit earlier. Still, I like to post reports once I have been able to check information and that is not all available very early before lifts start moving. Hope that makes sense.

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Ski resort information on Saturday 22nd 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
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair (sorry this was missed off the report yesterday)
- Riesen quad
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai number 1 pair
- Kokusai number 3 pair
- Kurobishi number 2 quad
- Skyline number 2 pair
- Sakka Kita One quad
- Kitaone Number 3 pair

Available courses:
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama
- Skyline
- Riesen Slalom
- Kita-one 3

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 100cm
- Usagidaira: 80cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

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

Available courses:
- All top area (apart from Champion Expert course)
- Toomi
- Soft Cream

Official snow depth:
- Top: 85cm
- Toomi: 50cm
- Iimori: 35cm

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Hakuba 47

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

Available courses:
- All courses now available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 20cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba quad
- Maruyama Number 1 quad
- Tsugaike Chuo triple
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II

Available courses:
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Han-kou
- Han-no-ki
- Shirakaba
- Maruyama (part)
- Kane-no-naru-oka (part)
- Oya-no-hara (part)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 85cm
- Han-no-ki: 85cm
- Maruyama: 20cm
- Shirakaba: -cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: 15cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 30cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Number 1 (confirming safety)
- Number 2
- Number 4
- Number 5 (confirming safety)

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 95cm
- Base: 45cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 3 Sen North
- 4 Sen East

Available courses:
- North
- East
- View C

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 50cm
- Village Side: 15cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 4 pair
- Alps Number 5 pair
- Alps Number 6 pair

Official snow depth:
- 80cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 quad
- Number 5 pair

Available courses:
- Course 2
- Course 3
- Course 5A

Official snow depth:
- 55cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

- Part open this morning? Unconfirmed at time of report

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More resort areas opening from this weekend though we need more snow to really get things fully open

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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 22nd December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 12cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 11cm 2cm 3cm
17th December 3cm 18cm 7cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 41cm 20cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 53cm 27cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 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 64cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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 - 0cm
[0cm]
64cm
[64cm]
- - - - -
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]
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