Morning from Hakuba. Some fresh snow on the ground this morning.
Some pretty cool views in places this morning - take a look at the Happo webcam image posted below. Sea of clouds. Impressive scenery and I wish I were up there right now!
The clouds seem to be in the process of clearing and the sun might be with us by this afternoon with a high temp or around +5 degrees forecast.
Tomorrow should be cooler but according to the forecast there doesn't seem to be forecast on the menu.
One bit of news, or is that 'pre-news'!
As you will probably know if you read these reports all the time, the data for reported snowfall on the mountain for each resort is noted in each report - in the area below - but we're trying to think of a way to make that data clearer. It involves deciding on things like which actual data to use, from where, and how to display it.
This won't be something that will be happening for this season and no promises at this stage but looking forward to next season we're going to be trying to do something on that score.
Official snow depth numbers and operations at time of writing on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Subject to change during the day:
Hakuba Goryu: Reporting 5cm of new snowfall at Alps Daira and 3cm at Toomi and Iimori. All courses planned to be open (except Adventure Course).
Hakuba Goryu: Toomi area every day until 31st March. 6pm until 9:30pm. Hakuba Happo-one: Nakiyama area every day until mid March. 5pm until 9pm. Hakuba Cortina: Every day until 31st March. 5pm until 8pm. Tsugaike Kogen: Karamatsu-Shirakaba on Saturdays in March. 6pm until 9pm. Kashimayari: Every day until 15th March. 4:30pm until 9:30pm.