Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 30th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 30th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Rather windy on mountain
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Sunday 30th December 2018, 8:32am
5cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25am 16cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 109cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 109cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 30th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

Some more fresh snow to report to you this Sunday morning. Resorts are generally reporting up to 5-10cm on the mountain and I can record 5cm to the reports.

It's cold this morning and a bit windy - wind seems to be affecting some upper lifts at (at least) Happo-one and Tsugaike Kogen at the start of the day. Need to keep an eye on that if you are out today and get wrapped up well. It'll be worth it though with some fine snow to enjoy.

Happo-one now has base areas open which is great to see.

Light snow and cloud forecast for today and tomorrow we may get to see some sunshine, with a return of snow clouds forecast for around Tuesday.

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Ski resort information on Sunday 30th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 135cm
- Usagidaira: 95cm
- Nakiyama: 45cm

Lifts:
- Most lifts are now normally operating but weather conditions are affecting operations early this morning

Courses:
- All areas apart from the Riesen Grat, Urakuro, Omusubi, Nakiyama Wall, Nakiyama North and Shirabaka South areas are now available
- The Shirakaba North, Kokusai, Sakka North base areas are open

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 145cm
- Toomi: 65cm
- Iimori: 50cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All of the top area is open (apart from Champion Expert)
- The lower Toomi, Soft Cream, Merry Land and Powder Snow areas are open

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 140cm
- Base: 35cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All main courses now available
- Freedom, R6 Beginners Park and Tree Riding Zones are not currently open

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 145cm
- Han-no-ki: 140cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Shirakaba: 80cm
- Champion: 80cm
- Oya-no-hara: 65cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 50cm

Lifts:
- Most lifts now operating - some affected by wind early morning

Courses:
- All courses apart from Uma-no-se at least part open

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Hakuba Cortina

Official snow depth:
- Top: 155cm
- Base: 110cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are now operating

Courses:
- All courses apart from Itadaira Ridge are open

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Official snow depth:
- Mountain Side: 100cm
- Village Side: 40cm

Courses:
- The South, View C, North, East and View D courses on Mountain Side are open
- Part of the Sunny Valley, by1 and by2 courses on the Village Side are open

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Official snow depth:
- 130cm

Lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 7 and 10 are operating

Courses:
- Most courses are open

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Official snow depth:
- 70cm

Lifts:
- All lifts apart from Number 8 and 10 are operating

Courses:
- Most courses are now open

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Hakuba Sanosaka

Official snow depth:
- Top: 60cm
- Base: 30cm

Lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 30th December 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now at least part open - many are now close to being fully open

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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Sunday 30th December 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 30th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
30th December 5cm 0cm 7cm
29th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 45cm 60cm 24cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 85cm 34cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 109cm 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 109cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
109cm
[109cm]
- - - - -
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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