Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 27th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy skies
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light (wet) snow in places... for now!
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
This report
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:35am
0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:36am 0cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 8:35am 8cm
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:52am 0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 13:45pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 72cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 72cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Some very light snow is falling in places early this morning but soon we should be talking about heavy snow and lots of it.

Yes, the forecasts are still showing us exciting times ahead with a lot of snow due on the mountains over the next few days.

Happo is reporting 2cm of snow at top of Adam Gondola at 8am this morning though I can't find any other reports of fresh.

That should be changing, hopefully starting from tomorrow. As I have mentioned before, once we get a few good days of decent snowfall we should be very quickly seeing more lifts and courses opening.

Until tomorrow. Pray for (large amounts of heavy - but light!) snow.

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Ski resort information on Thursday 27th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one
- The lower courses at Happo-one are not open yet: use the Adam Gondola, Kokusai Number 1 pair or Sakka Kitaone quad lift to get back to base.

Operating lifts:
- Adam Gondola (get the gondola back down to base
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair
- 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: 90cm
- Usagidaira: 60cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu
- All top area open, other areas part open

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Toomi Sky Four quad lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift
- Milky Four

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 95cm
- Toomi: 50cm
- Iimori: 35cm

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Hakuba 47
- Mostly open

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

Available courses:
- All courses now available

Official snow depth:
- Top: 100cm
- Base: 25cm

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Tsugaike Kogen
- Part open

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

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

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 70cm
- Han-no-ki: 65cm
- Maruyama: 35cm
- Shirakaba: 30cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: 25cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 20cm

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Hakuba Cortina
- Part open

Operating lifts:
- Number 1
- Number 2
- Number 3
- Number 4
- Number 5

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 90cm
- Base: 40cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field
- Part of Mountain Side open

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 3 Sen North
- 4 Sen East
- View 2

Available courses:
- North
- East
- View C

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 50cm
- Village Side: 10cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen
- Part open

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

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- Part open

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 quad
- Number 6 quad (for transport)

Available courses:
- Course 3
- Course 2

Official snow depth:
- 55cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka
- Closed

b>Operating lifts:
- None today

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Resort operations are pretty much the same as they have been as we await heavy snowfall

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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 27th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th December 0cm 32cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 8cm 0cm 6cm
23rd December 0cm 5cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 39cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 64cm 17cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 72cm 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 72cm 547cm 527cm
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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]
72cm
[72cm]
- - - - -
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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