Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow eased off
wind condition
Light NE
Fair
This report
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:04am
1cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:11am 8cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:25am 12cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:57am 6cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:34am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 33cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 54cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 64cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Sadly there were some strong winds again yesterday and I was over at Happo-one at lunchtime where lifts were affected. Can't do much about the wind. Clouds cleared somewhat in the afternoon with some sun and blue skies in the afternoon.

There has been just a bit of snow since last night with resorts reporting some new cm on higher areas, just a cm here in the village.

Back to the topic in the report yesterday about resorts coping with the current conditions. They're to a greater or lesser extent struggling to keep up dealing with the situation that we have - which is basically not enough snow. And wind at times further preventing some lifts from operating. There's nothing they want more than to open up all of their lifts and courses. Having a lot of people around for the New Year holidays doesn't help but of course all of these snow and wind related things can't be helped. We all dearly want have lots more snow to fall and for all of the lifts and resort areas to be open. We're just going to have to be patient and at the same time wish the resorts the best. Good, quick decision making please! And... Nature-san, get on the case please with the snow!

It has been snowing lightly this morning but eased off now at base at least, though there may be some snow still falling higher up. Wind does not seem to be an issue around the resorts this morning. (The only thing that I can notice right now is that the top two Tsuga pair lifts at Tsugaike Kogen appear to be on hold due to 'weather conditions').

Currently it is hovering around 0 degrees in the village.

It should be keeping cold today, and be ever so slightly milder tomorrow. Some snowfall is forecast again tomorrow night and as we enter the new year.

After that, it's looking like it will be getting milder again for the first few days of January. Fingers crossed not too much.

Have a good day and take care.

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6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one

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Resort news as of 8:45am on Wednesday 30th December (all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R9 courses open.
Tree Riding Zone not yet open.
Planned lifts:
Gondola
Line AB
Line C
Line E
Official snow depth
Upper: 90cm
Base: 10cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 2cm of new snowfall at upper areas.
Upper areas, the main Toomi course and the Soft Cream course in the Iimori area are open
Planned lifts:
Telecabin Gondola
Alps Number 1 pair lift
Alps Number 2/4 pair lift
Alps Number 3 pair lift
Toomi Sky Four lift
Milky Four lift
Official snow depth
Alps: 120cm
Toomi: 40cm
Iimori: 25cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
More of Happo-one is now open including the Kita One area. Lifts operating to get people up to the open area - lower courses still closed.
The Sakka Kita One quad lift, Kokusai Number 1 lift and Nakayama Number 3 lifts taking people up to the open areas along with the Gondola.
Planned lifts:
Adam Gondola
Alpen quad lift
Usagidaira pair lift
Happo Riesen quad
Nakiyama Number 3 triple
Kurobishi Number 2 quad lift
Kurobishi Number 3 pair lift
Skyline Number 2 pair lift
Kokusai Number 1 lift
Kokusai Number 3 lift
Panorama pair lift
Kita One quad lift
Kita One Number 3 pair lift
Official snow depth
Usagidaira: 70cm
Nakiyama: 10cm
Sakka: 10cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina reporting 10-15cm of fresh snow.
Courses open - Ikenota, Ikenota Forest (upper), Mt Hieda Forest, Mt Hieda 1 (lower), Itadaira, Itadaira Forest, Ipponmatsu.
Planned lifts:
Number 1 pair lift
Number 2 quad lift
Number 4 pair lift
Number 5 pair lift
Official snow depth
Top: 75cm
Base: 40cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Large sections of Tsugaike Kogen are now at least part open.
Planned lifts:
Eve Gondola
Tsuga Number 1 pair lift
Tsuga Number 2 pair lift
Han-no-ki high speed pair lift
Maruyama Number 1 quad
Tsugaike Number 1 pair
Tsugaike Chuo triple lift
Karamatsu high speed pair lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner III lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner IV lift
Kane-no-naru-oka Romance lift
Official snow depth
Tsuga-no-mori: 135cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 40cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
The View C, North, East and part of South runs are open.
Planned lifts:
Noah Gondola
3Sen North
4Sen Line East
5Sen South
Line Lift
Official snow depth
Upper: 50cm
Lower: 10cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Part open with the Alps Number 1 pair lift, Alps Number 4 lift and Alps Number 6 high speed pair lifts planned to be operating.

Kashimayari:
Planned lifts:
Number 2 pair lift
Number 3 quad lift
Number 5 pair lift
Number 7 pair lift
Number 6 quad lift

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Part open with the Number 1 triple lift operating

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 30th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th December 1cm 3cm 3cm
29th December 8cm 10cm 10cm
28th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
27th December 12cm 2cm 1cm
26th December 6cm 5cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 30cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 33cm 147cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 0cm 35cm
December observed snowfall total 54cm 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 64cm 619cm 423cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 30th December 2015
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]
54cm
[64cm]
- - - - -
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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