Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:46pm on Friday 27th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 1:46pm on Friday 27th January 2012
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Yesterday was good, but Hakuba saw the most snowfall so far this season overnight in the village with a good 30-40cms accumulation and much more snow on the cars than there has been since some time last season. Very nice to see. Goryu reported around 50cm up until now (late lunchtime) and now has a base of 260cm up top.

Snow blowers, bulldozers etc are out in full force around the village, and on the resorts there is nothing but powder and smiles - and the occasional skier hunting for a lost ski in the powder and snowboarder digging themselves out!

Snow continues to fall today and there's nothing really but more snow on the forecast - it seems we're finally getting our share of the heavy snow that has been bombarding the country through January.

The weekend actually looks like it might let up slightly though, perhaps not as full-on as today and we may even see some clear times. That looks like it will be followed by lots of snow on Monday and especially Tuesday-Wednesday - we'll be here and no matter how it pans out we certainly won't be complaining.

As per yesterdays notice though - take care out there.


Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 27th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu reported 40cm of new snow on upper slopes and 20cm on lower areas earlier this morning. All weekday lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 260cm;
Toomi - 120cm;
Iimori - 110cm.

Hakuba 47:
50cm of fresh snow reported at the 47 resort this morning. All weekday courses and lifts open/operating (no Line D).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 250cm
Lower - 130cm

Ski lifts/courses:
Weather conditions preventing the Grad quad moving this morning with the Alpen quad and Kurobishi No2 quad also not moving at of noon as they work with the new snowfall. All other lifts except the Usagidaira pair, Happo No1 pair, Central pair and Kita One No3 pair are operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 100cm;
Nakiyama - 100cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 285cm
Champion - 200cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Early this morning Cortina were reporting 30-40cm of new snowfall overnight and at noon they have added another 15cm to that tally.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 340cm
Lower - 230cm

Hakuba Norikura:
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Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 170cm
Lower - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 1:46pm on Friday 27th January 2012
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