Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 13th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Friday 13th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Friday 13th April 2012
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Yesterday was a fine day weather wise, with some wispy thin cloud starting to develop in the afternoon.

This morning there is just a bit of cloud hanging around and a hazy kind of start to the day. The sun is shining down though in places and so generally it's another bright and cheerful one.

So tomorrow it's another weekend but I have to report that it's likely that it is going to be a wet one with rain forecast for the day. But, we might see it snowing higher up on the mountains, so fingers crossed for that. Whether that happens and if it can make up for conditions lower down, we'll just have to see...

Things look much better for Sunday when we can expect more sunny conditions.

Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 13th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola and Alps daira No1 and No3 lifts operating. The Toomi lifts are now closed but you can still ski down the courses. The Toomi Ski Four lift plans to re-open for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 250cm;
Toomi - 105cm

Hakuba 47:
Top to bottom skiable. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 220cm
Lower - 130m

Top to bottom skiable (via Riesen course to Gondola base station).
Lifts normally operating daily for spring are:
Grat quad
Alpen quad
Panorama pair
Skyline No2 pair
Kurobishi No2 quad.
Other lifts:
Nakiyama No3 pair, Riesen quad and Kokusai No3 pair lifts plan to open on 14th and 15th April.
Usagidaira pair plans to be open on 14th and 15th April and then from 28th April until 6th May.
Kurobishi No3 pair lift plans to be open on 21st and 22nd April and also from 28th April until 6th May.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 60cm;
Nakiyama - 60cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Top to bottom skiable. Planned lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 300cm
Lower - 120cm


Planned ski resort closings in Hakuba and Otari, all subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Upper area hopefully open until 6th May. (Toomi Sky Four lift will re-open 14th/15th April).

Hakuba 47:
47 plants to be open until 6th May.

Upper slopes plan to be open until 6th May.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Plans to be open until Golden Week

The Hakuba Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake, Sanosaka and Minekata resorts are all now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Friday 13th April 2012
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