Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:17am on Friday 6th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light north easterly
visibility condition
Generally decent
This report
Friday 6th January 2017, 7:17am
3cm
Thursday 5th January 2017, 8:55am 1cm
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 8:49am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:32am 2cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 9:00am 0cm
Sunday 1st January 2017, 8:35am 2cm
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:42am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 8cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 73cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:17am on Friday 6th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba.

I have to post an early report this morning which unfortunately means that there's not much news in from resorts as yet... so apart from taking out any 'snowfall reported' news, the resort-specific section has not been updated this morning. Apologies, I will catch up on any changes tomorrow.

Anyway this morning there's 3cm of fresh snow on the ground at base and surely more higher up. The one number I can find is Happo-one reporting 5cm.

It is a mostly cloudy - and cold - start to the day but clearer skies are forecast for the day. Hopefully not warming up too much in the day, though tomorrow is expected to be milder in the daytime (up to around 5C in the village?)

Anyway, it should be a fun morning out there. Have fun if you can get out.

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Resort news as of 8:55am on Thursday 5th January 2017:

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

Hakuba 47:
The top connection with Hakuba Goryu is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts operating apart from Line D.
- All courses now open apart from Route 7.
- The Tree Riding Zones are not yet open.
Official snow depth
Upper: 120cm
Base: 25cm

Hakuba Goryu:
The top connection with Hakuba 47 is open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- All lifts apart from the Alps Number 2/4, Iimori Number 1 pair and Cosmo quad lift are operating.
The following courses are open:
- Grand Prix
- Panorama
- Super
- Champion Dynamic
- Woody
- Toomi
- Soft Cream
- Powder Snow
Official snow depth
Alps: 125cm
Toomi: 30cm
Iimori: 20cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The upper areas of Hakuba Happo-one are open.
You can now ski or board back down to base via the Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama South course.
Downloading via Gondola or lift required in the other areas.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating with just a number of base area lifts still to get moving.
The following courses are open:
- Kurobishi
- Usagidaira
- Skyline
- Riesen (part)
- Panorama
- Nakiyama South (part)
- Kita-one 3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 90cm
Kurobishi: 130cm
Lower: 20cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Tsugaike Kogen is part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Most lifts are now operating.
The following courses are open:
- The Tsuga-no-mori, Upper Han-no-ki, Lower Han-no-ki, Maruyama and Oya-no-hara areas are open.
- The Forest course, Shirakaba and Kane-no-naru-oka areas are part open.
- The Uma-no-se course and Champion area are closed.
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 110cm
Han-no-ki: 100cm
Maruyama: 40cm
Oya-no-hara: 25cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: 25cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Operating lifts and course info:
- Hakuba Cortina is now mostly open.
- Snake course closed.
Official snow depth:
Top: 134cm
Base: 85cm

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is currently part open.
Operating lifts and course info:
- Gondola
- Paradise triple
- 3-sen North lift
- 4-sen East lift
The following courses are at least part open:
- East
- North
- Paradise (part)
- by1
Official snow depth:
Top: 60cm
Base: 30cm

Kashimayari:
Kashimayari is currently part open.
Operating lifts:
- Number 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 lifts.
Official snow depth:
Top: 30cm

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Hakuba Norikura Onsen is currently mostly open.
Lift info:
- All but one lift are now operating with most courses planned to be open.
Official snow depth:
Top: 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Hakuba Sanosaka is now part open.
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 7:17am on Friday 6th January 2017
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area are at least part open

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 6th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 1cm 0cm 10cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd January 2cm 0cm 5cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 2cm 12cm 10cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 12cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 39cm 75cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 10cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 64cm 54cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 8cm 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 73cm 321cm 619cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 6th January 2017
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 - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
8cm
[73cm]
- - - -
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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