Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th January 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:49am on Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 11:49am on Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Beautiful sunset to finish off yesterday and today started off sunny in the East with clouds brooding over the mountains. Snow has been on the forecast but hasn't begun and we could all do with a fresh hit. Snow conditions in the backcountry are nice provided you are off sun affected slopes but there still has not been a lot of snow and so as well as the usual precautions re snowpack stability assessment be careful of rocks, bushes etc underfoot and also holes where areas have not filled in. Skifield runs are decent top to bottom though you can see brown parts poking through on lower runs.

Forecast is still for snow today with the most fall happening early in the AM. We are getting a light flutter at the moment but nothing to get excited about just yet.

Base depth has not really changed in the last few days and no new snow to report.


Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 5th January AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Night time operations from 6pm until 9:30pm. The Kids Area 'Family Land' in the Iimori area is open.
Alps daira - 205cm;
Toomi - 95cm;
Iimori - 75cm

Hakuba 47:
The resort and park at the resort are fully open.
Snow depth (upper) - 145cm.

All of the Happo-one slopes are now open. Nakiyama nighta now operating.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 160cm;
Shirakaba - 70cm
Nakiyama - 70cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Karamatsu nighta operations are now open and the Jib Park is now partly open.
Snow depth - 210cm
Maruyama area - 75cm
Champion - 90cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
All of the Iwatake resort is now open.
Upper - 95cm
Lower - 60cm

Hakuba Cortina:
All of the Cortina resort is also now open.
Upper - 180cm
Lower - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
All lifts at Sanosaka are now operating.

Archive report: Posted at 11:49am on Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Hakuba Goryu, 47, Sanosaka, Happo One, Tsugaike, Norikura and Cortina pretty much all lifts are open.

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