Morning from Hakuba where it is cloudy and around 3 degrees and a bit wet with rain falling at the moment which will hopefully soon stop as the forecast tell us. We might even get to see some sunshine if the forecast is right. All a bit cloudy early on though.
It should be colder tonight than it was last night and tomorrow there is a good chance of sun and temperatures rising to about 10 degrees at base village level, perhaps even slightly higher.
After that some more rain but that should soon be snow - especially higher on the mountains - through Friday. Let us hope that delivers.
It looks like lifts and openings are the same as yesterday this morning with the exception of Line E at Hakuba 47 not operating as was scheduled.
Resorts that are currently at least part open
Hakuba 47: The base area of Hakuba 47 base is still closed open but the top areas of Goryu/47 are open via Hakuba Goryu, as well as the Line E lift. 2500 yen for adults, 1350 yen for children. Lifts operating: None today, but Line E should be open tomorrow Official snow depth Upper: 50cm Base: 15cm
Hakuba Goryu: The upper area of Hakuba Goryu is open along with one of the Hakuba 47 lifts. 2500 yen for adults; 1350 yen for children Reporting 2cm of snow up top. Lifts operating: Telecabin Gondola (to get to the open area) Alps Number 1 pair lift Official snow depth Alps: 55cm Iimori: - Toomi: -
Hakuba Happo-one: The Panorama course of Happo-one is now open. 2600 yen for adults; 1600 yen for children Lifts operating: Adam Gondola (to get to the open area) Kokusai Number 3 lift Panorama pair lift Official snow depth Usagidaira: 40cm Nakiyama: - Sakka: -
Tsugaike Kogen: Part of the upper area of Tsugaike Kogen are open. 3500 yen for adults; 2000 yen for children Lifts operating: Eve Gondola Han-no-ki high speed pair lift Official snow depth Tsuga-no-mori: 52cm Maruyama: -