Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:39am on Saturday 31st March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Saturday 31st March 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Did I say it might be raining today? Yes, well, it has been raining. Not the best news to start off the weekend, but we are hopeful that it will be snowing sooner than later, especially up on the mountains. And in fact it does seem to be coming down as snow higher up on the mountains while it remains around +3 degrees with rain in the village. The forecast is for the temperature to drop as we move on today and into tonight and snow likely to fall down to village level. A new cover for Sunday would be most welcome.

There are some strong and blowy winds around this morning as well and early on they have meant a few lifts opening late and now the top part of Happo remains closed because of the wind. Hopefully it might calm down somewhat this afternoon.

Upper areas of resorts are covered in cloud this morning so visibility is fair on lower slopes but less good higher up. With snow due, that's probably how it will remain for the day.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 31st March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snowfall at Goryu. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 275cm;
Toomi - 140cm;
Iimori - 110cm

Hakuba 47:
47 reporting no new snowfall this morning. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 290cm
Lower - 180cm

Happo-one:
Top lifts at Happo affected by wind this morning including the Grad quad, Alpen quad, Kurobishi No3 pair and Usagidaira pair lifts.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 260cm;
Sakka - 80cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 285cm
Champion - 190cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No new snow reported by Cortina. No2 and No4 lifts remain operating and some courses remain open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 350cm
Lower - 205cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
150cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 180cm
Lower - 80cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Open until 1st April
130cm

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Planned ski resort closings in Hakuba and Otari, all subject to change:

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Open until Sunday 1st April

Hakuba Iwatake:
Open until Sunday 1st April

Hakuba Cortina:
Open until Sunday 1st April

Hakuba Norikura:
Open until Sunday 1st April

Hakuba Goryu:
Iimori area open until Sunday 1st April
Toomi area open until Sunday 8th April
Upper area hopefully open until Golden Week

Hakuba 47:
Operations will become more limited but hoping to be open until Golden Week. More details in the daily report area above.

Happo-one:
More lifts closing from Monday 2nd April, but upper slopes hoping to be open until Golden Week.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Hoping to be open until Golden Week

Hakuba Minekata:
Closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Saturday 31st March 2012
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