Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th May 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:36pm on Thursday 5th May 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 5:36pm on Thursday 5th May 2011
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Lovely weather in Hakuba today with a high of around 16 degrees in the village.

Today was the last day of the season for Happo resort, but Goryu will be open until Sunday (8th) and Hakuba 47 has also extended the season a bit and will be open until Sunday 8th May.

At Happo, the three lifts that comprise the summer season 'Hakuba Alpen Line' (Gondola, Alpen quad, Grat quad) will be operating from 14th May after a period closed for maintenance.

Today was also the last day of the ski season at Tsugaike Kogen, and their lifts will be closed from tomorrow until Thursday 19th May. The Gondola/Ropeway at Tsugaike will re-open on 20th May for summer operations.

There's a chance of rain on Saturday night, but apart from that weather conditions should stay either sunny or cloudy through until the official end of the season.

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 5th May AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
The upper slopes at Goryu plan to be open until 8th May.
The Gondola and Alps No1, No2 and No3 lifts are operating.
The course from the upper Alps slopes to lower Toomi slopes is now closed.
Alps daira - 120cm.

Hakuba 47:
All lifts except Line D lift operating.
47 plans to be open until 8th May.
Top to bottom skiing still ok, resort reporting 80% of slopes remaining open (as of Thursday 5th May).
Snow depth (upper) - 58cm

All other resorts in the region now closed.

Archive report: Posted at 5:36pm on Thursday 5th May 2011
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