Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:23am on Thursday 15th March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Thursday 15th March 2012
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Some more snowfall to report this morning from Hakuba. 5-15cm on the slopes around town to report giving them another new layer - or 'puchi-powder' as Hakuba 47 are charmingly calling it! Let's enjoying!

The roads have generally cleared up though quite quickly of their thin new cover earlier on, and the snow clouds have been retreating as well. While there is still a lot of cloud around up there, there's also lots of blue sky as well and the sun shining down in places.

Temperatures dipped to around -3 degree overnight in the village and will rise to around +1 during the day today and there's a moderate NNE wind but nothing that is affecting lift operations around Hakuba and Otari.

Looking forward to the weekend. Well, it looks like tomorrow should be clear and probably sunny too and then warmer still on Saturday with a high of around 8 or 9 degrees. It's still looking as if rain is going to be with us Saturday at least lower down - fingers crossed that at least higher elevations might see snow but it's going to be borderline. Let's just see how things develop. Better news is that we can look forward to colder temperatures once again from Monday along with snow on the forecast.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 15th March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Another 5-10cm of snowfall overnight to report this morning. All lifts and runs scheduled to be open today.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 275cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 115cm

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 10cm of snowfall this morning. All courses open, all lifts except Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 246cm
Lower - 160cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira pair, Happo No1 pair, Central pair, Shirakaba No1 pair and Kitaone No3 moving today.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 220cm;
Sakka - 80cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 285cm
Champion - 210cm

Hakuba Cortina:
10-15cm of fresh snowfall this morning at Cortina. All lifts apart from No7 pair moving and most courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 350cm
Lower - 225cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
180cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Village Side (lower slopes) plan to be open until 1st April (upper slopes open well beyond that date).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 200cm
Lower - 85cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
150cm

Hakuba Minekata:
Now closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Thursday 15th March 2012
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