Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 28th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:37am on Friday 28th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds over region
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow forecast for the day
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Generally poor on mountain
This report
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:37am
16cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 88cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 88cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Friday 28th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

The snow headlines:

Hakuba Cortina: 50cm (base-top)
Hakuba Goryu: 10cm (base); 25cm (top)
Hakuba 47: 10cm (base); 20cm (top)
Hakuba Iwatake: 20cm-30cm
Hakuba Happo-one: 10cm (top of Adam gondola)

Ding ding ding ding ding! - we have a clear winner... Cortina are reporting a whopping 50cm of fresh snow base to top this morning. Oh yes, I want to get deep in that lot!

While Tsugaike Kogen do not give out such numbers, they are also adding a fair bit to their snow depths and so it looks like the northern resorts in particular have been on the receiving end of some serious dumpage. (Tsugaike also now have their Karamatsu course open so it looks like you can ride back down to Gondola base).

There's some pretty decent snow reported around other parts of the valley too, so conditions should be good out there this morning.

I am measuring 16cm to add to my numbers.

The Hakuba Sanosaka area is (re-)opening from today.

I am totally looking forward to being able to not have to check and report on 'courses open' kind of info. Perhaps soon! The forecast remains 'snow' for the next few days. Come on... more, more, more!

Have a fine day wherever you are.

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Ski resort information on Friday 28th 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: 70cm
- 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: 120cm
- Toomi: 60cm
- Iimori: 45cm

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Hakuba 47
- Mostly open

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

Available courses:
- All courses now available
- Tree Riding Zones not open yet

Official snow depth:
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 30cm

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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)
- Karamatsu
- Oya-no-hara (part)

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 109cm
- Han-no-ki: 109cm
- Maruyama: 40cm
- Shirakaba: 70cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: 65cm
- 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 (confirming)
- Number 6

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

Official snow depth:
- Top: 130cm
- Base: 80cm

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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
- View D

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 60cm
- Village Side: 30cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 4 pair
- Alps Number 5 pair
- Alps Number 6 pair

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 quad
- Number 5 pair
- Number 6 quad (for transport)
- Number 7 pair

Available courses:
- Course 3
- Course 7
- Course 2

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka
- Open

b>Operating lifts:
- Re-opening from today

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Friday 28th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

More gradually opening as snow builds up

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Friday 28th December 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 28th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
28th December 16cm 24cm 11cm
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
Previous 7 days total 24cm 63cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 83cm 28cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 88cm 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 88cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 28th 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]
88cm
[88cm]
- - - - -
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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