Current weather conditions:
Sunny blue skies, some cloud
Temperature (mountain top):
After a beautiful day yesterday, it's... another beautiful morning!
There is no new snowfall to report. Early morning conditions in particular should be good, though it is going to start getting warmer - and quite a lot warmer than we would like as well.
Dare I say it, it's going to be an almost spring-like day. Temperatures here in the village may rise to around 7-8 degrees today and tomorrow even higher and perhaps even hitting double digits. To make it worse, we're still expecting rain over the weekend. Oh dear.
The topsy-turvy strange weather patterns look set to continue after that though as well with a return to winter-like conditions come early Monday and early week - even perhaps some heavy snow.
What an strange season weather-wise it is turning out to be.
Oh by the way, all of the Tree Riding Zone at Hakuba 47 now open.
Resort news as of 8:40am on Friday 12th February 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)
Hakuba 47: Hakuba 47 is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall. All courses are open. All of the Tree Riding Zone is open. There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba 47. Official snow depth: Upper: 250cm Base: 130cm
Hakuba Goryu: Hakuba Goryu is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall. All courses except Snow Diving are open. The Toomi area will be open until 8:30pm tonight for 'nighta'. Official snow depth Alps: 265cm Toomi: 140cm Iimori: 140cm
Hakuba Happo-one: Happo-one is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall on mountain. All open (apart from the Kurobishi Off Piste Area). Happo Banks Snow Park is now open. The lower Nakiyama area is open for 'nighta' every day until 9pm. Official snow depth: Usagidaira: 235cm Nakiyama: 110cm Sakka: 90cm
Hakuba Cortina: Hakuba Cortina is reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall. All courses are open. The Ikenota area will be open for 'nighta' until 8pm tonight. Official snow depth: Top: 235cm Base: 155cm
Tsugaike Kogen: All course areas are open. Nighta at Kane-no-naru-oka on 13th February; at Karamatsu/Shirakaba on 13th/20th February and 5th/12th/19th March. Note that the top Tsugaike Ropeway only opens from spring. Official snow depth: Tsuga-no-mori: 270cm Maruyama: 140cm Kane-no-naru-oka: 80cm
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field: Reporting 0cm of fresh snowfall this morning. All of Village Side is now open but parts of the Mountain Side not open (Sonezawa, Dangan, Kamo 4, View A, View B). There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake. Official snow depth: Upper: 150cm Lower: 60cm
Hakuba Norikura Onsen: All courses are now open. There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Iwatake. Official snow depth: 160cm
Hakuba Sanosaka: All of the courses are open. There is no 'nighta' at Hakuba Sanosaka. Official snow depth: 100cm