Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Friday 15th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Friday 15th April 2011
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And more of the same again today. Some wispy clouds in the sky here and there but generally blue skies and warming up nicely after a low of around 2 degrees overnight. Later on this afternoon or evening we can expect more cloud and then rain - hopefully once the lifts have closed for the day. If we are lucky, upper elevations may even get a sprinkling of snow overnight. In the meantime temperatures may rise to around 16-18 degrees this afternoon, so it's a warm one.

Tomorrow the forecast is for cloud with a chance of rain, perhaps snow up high, and a bit of sun added into the mix... so, anyones guess then!

Next week is looking interesting. Around Tuesday there's a decent chance of some proper snowfall. Now that would be good. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts that are on each resort details page on the site (links to the right).

Anyway have a great weekend. Weekends are busy, lines for the Happo Gondola in particular as it's the only way up to those upper slopes. That means an early start is recommended to avoid a wait.

Over at 47 and Goryu, there is still great snow cover down to the bottom of the resorts.

Have fun.

Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 15th April AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
The upper slopes at Goryu plan to be open until 8th May.
The Gondola and Alps No3 pair lifts are operating.
The Alps No1 pair will be open on Saturdays/Sundays and from 29th April until 8th May.
The Toomi lifts are closed today but the Sky Four lift will be operating this weekend.
Alps daira - 220cm.

Hakuba 47:
All lifts except Line D lift operating with all courses still open.
47 plans to be open into May.
Snow depth (upper) - 158cm

Happo-one:
The Gondola, Alpen Quad, Kurobishi No3 pair and Panorama pair lifts are operating. The upper slopes are planning to be open until 5th May. All of the lower lifts are now closed for the season - you need to take the Gondola down to the base at the end of the day. Course areas open are: Kurobishi, Usagidaira and Panorama.
The Grad quad will also be open on weekends and during Golden week, at those times opening up that top course as well.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 165cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Gondola as well as the Tsuga No2 pair and Han-no-ki high speed pair lifts in the upper area of the resort are operating. It is possible to ski/board right down from the top to the bottom of the resort via the Han-no-ki and lower Karamatsu courses.
Snow depth upper - 245cm

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Friday 15th April 2011
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