Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Hakuba Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Hakuba region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Tuesday 18th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Variable
This report
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am
11cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:55am 3cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:01am 9cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:44am 12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 8:32am 2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 8:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 37cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 37cm

Morning from Hakuba.

And I do bring you some decent snowy news.

Here are the 'fresh snowfall' headlines - this is information coming from the resorts themselves.

Hakuba Goryu: 10cm
Happo-one: 20cm
Hakuba 47: 15cm base; 25-30cm up top
Hakuba Cortina: 25cm base; 25-30cm top

(And I have 11cm to add to the reports here).

So it looks like there should be a decent fresh layer up on the mountains this morning. :)

More of 47 opening with the R5 and R6 courses becoming available. I would expect some more to open up but info as I have it early this morning is as below.

I'm hoping for another snow report tomorrow, though right now there is quite a bit of blue sky though the mountains still are covered with lots of cloud.

Terrain remains limited, but it should be fun out there this morning...

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Ski resort information on Tuesday 18th December 2018:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- Adam Gondola
- Riesen quad

Available courses:
- Riesen Slalom course

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: -cm
- Usagidaira: 65cm
- Lower: 10cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- Toomi Sky Four quad lift
- Toomi Number 1 pair lift
- Gondola (* but only for sightseeing, not skiing/boarding)

Available courses:
- Toomi

Official snow depth:
- Top: 40cm
- Toomi: 30cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Operating lifts:
- Gondola (for transportation to and from open area)
- Line AB pairs

Available courses:
- Route 4
- Route 5
- Route 6

Official snow depth:
- Top: 50cm
- Base: 15cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- Eve Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed lift

Available courses:
- Han-kou

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 75cm
- Han-no-ki: 75cm
- Maruyama: -cm
- Shirakaba: -cm
- Champion: -cm
- Oya-no-hara: -cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm

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Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 4 pair lift

Available courses:
- Ikenota
- Hieda Forest
- Mt Hieda 1
- Itadaira

Official snow depth:
- Top: 95cm
- Base: 65cm

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Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola --- but it's for sightseeing, not skiing/boarding

Official snow depth:
- Top: 15cm
- Base: 15cm

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Hakuba Norikura Onsen

Operating lifts:
-

Official snow depth:
- -cm

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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari

Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 6 quad lift (for transportation)

Available courses:
- Course 2

Official snow depth:
- 30cm

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Hakuba Sanosaka

- Plans to open on 21st December

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Tuesday 18th December 2018
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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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  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 18th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
18th December 11cm 2cm 3cm
17th December 3cm 18cm 7cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 1cm
15th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 12cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 8cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 16cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 49cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 84cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 47cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 37cm 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 37cm 547cm 527cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 18th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 0cm
[0cm]
37cm
[37cm]
- - - - -
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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