Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 24th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 24th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, clearing up
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight
Variable
This report
Monday 24th December 2012, 8:40am
20cm
Sunday 23rd December 2012, 9:59am 0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 9:11am 15cm
Friday 21st December 2012, 9:08am 5cm
Thursday 20th December 2012, 10:55am 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2012, 10:30am 2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2012, 10:05am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 147cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 194cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 24th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

This is more like it!

Overcast skies with a temperature of around -2C degrees and a light north westerly breeze 1m/s.

But more importantly we have 20+ cm of fresh snow lying around the village. It snowed heavily all through the night and early morning, and now the snow has eased off. There are deep pockets of powder snow across the valley from Cortina, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba 47, Goryu and Happo-one. All nine resorts in the region will be enjoying last nights snowstorm, and from now no doubt so will all the people here to enjoy Christmas.

It's always a pleasure to report the dumps over at Hakuba Cortina and today is one of those... 60cm of new snowfall according to the resort. Hakuba Goryu are reporting 20cm of new snow at base and up top, with Hakuba 47 getting 35cm. The most important thing is that the whole valley got a nice new layer overnight and hopefully more today. Bring it on, Santa-san!

Vision has been poor in places with 'gas' has moving in from 8am but while I'm sure most of us would prefer the snow to continue, it does look like things are clearing up with more of the sun shining down on selected areas through the many remaining clouds. Visibility is going to depend on where you are for the moment at least - poor in some places, clear in others.

Hope you can get to enjoy it!

By the way just in case you are not aware, you can follow the latest forecasts on the resort pages of the site here - just click on the resorts in the right column of this page.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Monday 24th December 2012 AM:
Please note that resort lift operations are subject to change at any time.

Hakuba Goryu:
20cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Goryu this morning.
All main areas and courses at Hakuba Goryu are now open.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 190cm;
Toomi - 95cm;
Iimori - 60cm

Hakuba 47:
35cm of new snow reported by Hakuba 47 this morning.
All runs at Hakuba 47 are now open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 165cm
Lower - 70cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
Most courses now open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 160cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 50cm
Sakka - 60cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Large parts of the resort now open.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 260cm
Lower slopes - 60cm

Hakuba Cortina:
45-60cm of new snow to report from Hakuba Cortina today.
Number 1 pair, Number 2 quad, Number 6 pair lifts are operating. Number 4 pair not open this morning due to avalanche risk.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 170cm
Lower slopes - 80cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
The Gondola, 3 line North, View 2, 4 line East, 5 line South, Paradise triple and Line lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 120cm
Lower slopes - 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
60cm

Hakuba Minekata:
Both lifts operating.
40cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 24th December 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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