Current weather conditions:
Some cloud around, lots of blue sky
Temperature (mountain top):
It's going to be a fine day today with blue skies and sunshine from early in the morning.
A few things to remind us that we don't really actually have much snow yet...
Hakuba 47 are saying that they plan to close Line E tomorrow (Tuesday) and on 4th December (Friday) due to lower temperatures expected on that day and so a chance to get the snow-making machines going. Apparently it's not possible to have the machines going as well as the lifts moving - some electricity consumption issue. Hopefully nature will help us all out and just give us a good old dump that will kick everything into action.
Happo-one are opening their Panorama course again today, but also mentioning that plans beyond today are not fixed. Perhaps this is mindful of the forecast milder and sunny conditions for today.
The forecast is still looking promising for later in the week and definitely for higher elevations.
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. Reporting 10cm of new snow on upper slopes. Lifts operating: Line E lift Official snow depth Upper: 23cm Base: -
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 Lifts operating: Telecabin Gondola (to get to the open area) Alps Number 1 pair lift Official snow depth Alps: 60cm Iimori: - Toomi: -
Hakuba Happo-one: The Panorama area 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: 25cm Maruyama: -