Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 22nd December 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:09am on Wednesday 22nd December 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Wednesday 22nd December 2010
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Currently Hakuba is sitting under cloudy skies and there is a light drizzle of rain falling. We had fairly heavy rain all through the night at the resort base, with the freezing level at around 1600m, even the upper runs were getting rained on. The light rain is expected to continue throughout the day, then with any luck turn to some snow by evening.

Expect wet and slushy snow condition out there today on the runs with some heavier fresh snow at higher elevations. Be careful of unmarked man made and natural hazards out on the hills as there are still bare patches, exposed rocks and trees.

Once again rain forecast for tonight in the village but snow up top and then after perhaps clear weather at the start of tomorrow we can expect an onslaught of some heavy snowfall over the following few days. By the end of the weekend hopefully there won't be much need to tell you which parts of resorts are open. Fingers crossed all!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 22nd December AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Alps daira - 105cm;
Toomi - 20cm;
Iimori - 20cm;
All of the Alps daira area is now open. Gondola and Alps No 1 and No 3 pair lifts are operating. Parts of Toomi and Iimori areas are also now open with the Toomi Sky Four lift and Milky Four lift moving. The downhill course from Alps daira to the Toomi area is still not officially skiable.

Hakuba 47:
Snow depth (upper) - 47cm;
Now all of the official routes at Hakuba 47 are open apart from Route 7 and the lower part of Route 1. All lifts apart from the Pair line D lift are operating at the resort. Unchanged from yesterday.

Happo-one:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 70cm;
Lower slopes - 10cm.
The Gondola, Alpen quad, Kurobishi quad, Panorama pair lift, Skyline No2, Hakuba Kokusai No 3 Pair AB lifts are operations remain unchanged.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Snow depth - 95cm
Champion area - 15cm
The Gondola, Tsuga No 2 pair lift, Han-no-ki high speed pair lift, and now also the Tsugaike Chuo triple chair lift, are operating today.

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 45cm
Lower - 5cm
Iwatake remains part open. The Gondola as well as the View No 3 pair lift, Iwatake No 4 pair lift and Kamoshika No 4 pair lifts are operating - you need to get the Gondola back down the mountain.

Hakuba Minekata and Hakuba Sanosaka plan to open for the season on 23rd December.

Archive report: Posted at 9:09am on Wednesday 22nd December 2010
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Norikura & Cortina are now open.

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