Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th January 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:09am on Thursday 13th January 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 11:09am on Thursday 13th January 2011
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The forecast was never for heavy snow yesterday - not sure how that slipped in - but we did get a slow steady flutter throughout the day and the powder this morning is light and fluffy.

Goryu is reporting 10cm of new snow since their last report yesterday morning we can assume thats the total accumulation for the last 24 hours, but it seems like more. There are some great powder stashes and nice groomers out there today again.

The weather has done a great job somehow in that even though we haven't perhaps had a huge amount of snow compared to some years it feels like we've had tons of powder!

No snow overnight, some patches of blue up there if you look hard enough but pretty much overcast with some tiny dust-like snowflakes falling; can't say its snowing here in the village though.

Cold one this morning with Happo reporting -11 degrees early this AM up top and around -4 at the base.

Looks like clear skies tomorrow then its all about Sunday with what could be a large dump coming in Sat day/night and snow continuing through Sun.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 13th January PM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu is reporting another 10-15cm of fresh snow since yesterday morning. Night time operations from 6pm until 9:30pm.
Alps daira - 265cm;
Toomi - 130cm;
Iimori - 110cm.

Hakuba 47:
The resort and park at the resort are fully open.
Snow depth (upper) - 180cm.

Happo-one:
All of the Happo-one slopes are now open. Nakiyama nighta now operating.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 190cm;
Sakka - 120cm;
Shirakaba - 100cm;
Nakiyama - 100cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Karamatsu nighta operations are now open. The Jib Park is fully open.
Snow depth - 265cm
Maruyama area - 140cm
Champion - 180cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
All of the Iwatake resort is now open.
Upper - 130cm
Lower - 85cm

Hakuba Cortina:
All of the resort is currently open.
Upper - 275cm
Lower - 160cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All lifts at Sanosaka are now operating.
100cm

Hakuba Minekata:
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:09am on Thursday 13th January 2011
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now open and enjoying great conditions.

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