Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 30th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
NNE
visibility condition
Generally good
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Friday 30th December 2016, 8:36am
7cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 8:49am 11cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 8:54am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:47am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 34cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 64cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Morning from Hakuba and more snow to report.

As noted in the details below resorts are reporting generally around 20cm of snow on upper slopes, with Cortina coming in and reporting an impressive 40-50cm up there. (Less here at base levels, as is often the case of course, so keep an eye on all of these numbers).

At the moment it is mostly cloudy but there's a bit of blue sky to be seen in places too. Local forecasts do say we can expect clearer skies this afternoon so perhaps it's going to gradually clear up.

There's a bit of a wind causing issues over at Hakuba Goryu and 47 early on by the looks of things - at the time of writing top lifts were on standby waiting for the wind to ease off.

Good to see Hakuba Sanosaka opening up as well, at last.

Enjoy the day.

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Resort news as of 8:40am on Friday 30th December 2016:

All information as available and subject to change during the day due to weather and snow conditions.

Hakuba 47:
The resort is reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall.
The upper course connection with Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts operating
- All courses now open apart from Route 7.
- The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Line C Upper: 110cm
Base: 20cm

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is currently part open.
The resort is reporting 1cm (?, Toomi), 5cm (Iimori) and 25cm (top) of fresh snowfall.
The upper course connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Alps Number 1
- Alps Number 3
- Alps Number 2/4
- Toomi Sky Four
- Toomi Number 1 pair
- Toomi Number 2 pair
- Milky Four
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: 35cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
Hakuba Happo-one is currently part open but more opening up now.
You can now ski or board back down to base via the Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama courses.
Downloading via Gondola or lift required in the other areas.
The resort is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Grat quad (for climbing)
- Alpen quad
- Riesen quad
- Usagidaira pair
- Nakiyama 3 triple
- Panorama pair
- Kokusai Number 1
- Kokusai Number 3
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Sakka Kita-one quad
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Riesen (part)
- Panorama
- Nakiyama South (part)
- Kita-one 3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 90cm
Kurobishi: 110cm
Lower: 25cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki pair
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba quad
- Maruyama Number 1 quad
- Tsugaike Number 1 pair
- Tsugaike central triple
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner II
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner III
The following courses are open:
- Upper Han-no-ki
- Lower Han-no-ki
- Tsuga-no-mori
- Forest course (part)
- Shirakaba
- Champion (part)
- Maruyama
- Kane-no-naru-oka
- Oya-no-hara (part)
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 125cm
Han-no-ki: 105cm
Oya-no-hara: 40cm
Maruyama: 40cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Hakuba Cortina is currently part open.
The resort is reporting up to 30cm of fresh snowfall on lower areas and 40-50cm on upper areas. (Note to self: worth investigating!)
Operating lifts and course info:
- Number 1 pair
- Number 2 quad
- Number 3 quad
- Number 4 pair
- Number 5 pair
The following courses are at least part open:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Rinkan
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaira
- Ipponmatsu
- Rabbit
- Snake
- Kamoshika
- Itadaira Rinkan
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm
Base: 100cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- View 2
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- View C (part)
- East
- North
- Paradise (part)
Official snow depth:
Top: 55cm
Base: -cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 quad
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 quad
- Number 6 quad
- Number 7 pair
Official snow depth:
Top: 35cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently part open with 4 courses available.
Lift info:
- Alps Number 1
- Alps Number 4
- Alps Number 5
- Alps Number 6
Official snow depth:
Top: 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is opening at last from today!
Official snow depth:
Top: 25cm

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Please note that Yanaba ski hill will not be opening for the 2016-2017 season

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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2014/2015
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30th December 7cm 1cm 3cm
29th December 0cm 8cm 10cm
28th December 11cm 0cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 12cm 2cm
26th December 0cm 6cm 5cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
24th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total - 138cm 126cm
February observed snowfall total - 82cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 35cm 111cm
April observed snowfall total - 2cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 65cm 321cm 619cm
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64cm
[65cm]
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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
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