Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 6th February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:48am on Monday 6th February 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Monday 6th February 2012
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This morning we are greeted with great clear skies and lots of sunshine. That will change throughout the day as we experience very mild weather for a short period. Yesterday we saw sunny patches and great visibility to go along with the nice snow conditions.

In the valley, today we are expecting warm spring like conditions with temperatures rising to balmy 7 C. The sun will be around until mid day when clouds are due to roll in and drop some precipitation which will come down as rain. This is projected to continue until tomorrow morning as will the mild temperatures. Here's hoping to that being cut short.

Up on the hills, no new snow has been recorded and temperatures ranging from 1 C to 4 C are expected with freezing levels rising to 2050m overnight. A light breeze is expected to accompany the new system approaching with speeds of 2m/s from a S and SSW direction.

Tuesday afternoon is when it is supposed to start getting cooler and snow is in the forecast coinciding with the lowering freezing level. Mid week through to Friday we are expecting snowfall accumulation with higher winds later in the week.

Avalanche conditions above tree line are CONSIDERABLE while below tree line they are MODERATE.

Please ski and ride with care.


Official snow depths and operations @ Monday 6th February 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snow this morning. All weekday lifts operating (not Alps No2 and No4)
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 310cm;
Toomi - 180cm;
Iimori - 150cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is reporting 2cm of snowfall up top this morning. All weekday lifts operating (not Line D).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 245cm
Lower - 130cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidair pair, Happo No1 and Central pair are operating today. Grad quad due to open from 12 noon after an hour or so closed this morning for maintenance.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 210cm;
Sakka - 130cm;
Nakiyama - 130cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 280cm
Champion - 210cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina was reporting 15-25cm of new snowfall this morning. All open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 350cm
Lower - 255cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 190cm
Lower - 120cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 9:48am on Monday 6th February 2012
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