After that rain and wet yesterday possibly dampening some spirits, it was snowing up on the mountains and this morning we are getting reports of some decent snowfalls up there.
Hakuba 47 - reporting 30cm of fresh Hakuba Goryu - reporting 15cm of fresh Happo-one - reporting 20cm of fresh Tsugaike Kogen - reporting 20+cm of fresh
Down here in the village you might not think it as we have only seen a slight sprinkling of snow. Luckily it's not the village that we ski or board in!
It's still snowing up there with generally pretty poor visibility. I'm sure the snow will make up for that though.
Anyway, changes in resort operations that I can tell this morning so far - Hakuba 47 are opening up this morning with the Gondola moving as well (though you need to take it back down to base just yet).
Snow clearing up and eventually the sun tomorrow?
What's looking good though is the potential for a decent blast of snow mid week. Keep all eyes on that one.
Official snow depth numbers and operations (as of 7th December 2013):
Hakuba Goryu Upper - 70cm Iimori - -cm Toomi - -cm Lifts operating: Gondola, Alps Number 1, Alps Number 3.
Hakuba 47: Upper - 100cm Lower - 2cm Lifts operating: Gondola, Line A, Line C, Line E
Happo-one: Usagidaira - 95cm Nakiyama - -cm Sakka - -cm Lifts operating: Adam Gondola, Alpen Quad, Kurobishi Number 2 quad, Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair, Panorama pair, Kokusai Number 1 pair. The Gondola and Kokusai Number 1 pair lifts are just for getting to and from the open slopes.