Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th November 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 28th November 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clearing up nicely for opening
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing for now, perhaps snow later?
wind condition
Slight
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Saturday 28th November 2015, 9:28am
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Friday 27th November 2015, 9:44am 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2015, 9:20am 0cm
Monday 23rd November 2015, 10:20am 0cm
Monday 16th November 2015, 11:50am 0cm
Thursday 5th November 2015, 10:29am 0cm
Sunday 10th May 2015, 8:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 10cm
Current month (November 2015) total: 10cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 10cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 28th November 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba. And a very good morning it is as well, as I bring good news.

As I write this report it is 9am on Saturday 28th November and it's officially going to be the first day of the season in Hakuba.

Yes, thanks to that lovely snowfall of yesterday, the top course at Hakuba Goryu is opening this morning from 10am! The Alps Daira Number 1 lift is going to be moving with Hakuba 47 Line E lift joining in the fun from tomorrow. (Entry only via Hakuba Goryu). Tickets are 2500 yen.

Happo-one resort is also planning to open from 12 noon with the Kokusai Number 3 lift and Panorama Pair lift due to move with the Panorama course set to open. Tickets are 2600 yen for adults and 1600 yen for children from the Gondola ticket office where the journey to the snow starts.

Can't see any news from Tsugaike Kogen just yet though they did report up to 20cm of snow at their bus stop.

Let's just rewind to yesterday where it was snowing down to the village from the morning, giving us generally around 10cm in many places, though it did let up by evening. It was of course great to see everything turn white and that winter feeling come flooding back.

And so to today and the start of the season. It's limited of course and still want much more snowfall, but turns on natural snow are available. And there's even a bit of sunshine at the moment as well.

I will do my best to keep you up-to-date each day with the latest lift movements and openings in this early season period. Things can change very quickly even within a day though at this stage of the season in particular, so if you are planning on getting out there I do highly recommend that you check the resort official websites for the latest.

Just a quick look at the forecast - not a huge amount of snow over the coming week and a good chance of rain in the village, so we are going to have to keep an eye on that as well.

Have fun if you are going to get out there!

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Planned resort opening dates

Hakuba 47:
On standby to open as soon as there is enough snow -- until 6th May

Hakuba Cortina:
12th December until 3rd April

Hakuba Goryu:
Limited opening from 10am today -- until 8th May

Hakuba Happo-one:
Limited opening from noon today -- until 8th May

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
18th December until 27th March

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Mid December until late March

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Mid December until 3rd April

Kashimayari:
Early December until mid April

Tsugaike Kogen:
On standby to open as soon as there is enough snow -- until early May

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Saturday 28th November 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resort openings this morning! See main report

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 28th November 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th November 10cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th November 0cm 0cm -
23rd November 0cm 0cm -
16th November 0cm - -
5th November 0cm - -
10th May 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 10cm 0cm 25cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total - 276cm 122cm
January observed snowfall total - 126cm 97cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 111cm 70cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 10cm 619cm 423cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
- - - - - -
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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