Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 7th January 2006

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 7th January 2006
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast and snowing
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Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Calm to moderate
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Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 7th January 2006
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With the start of the long weekend comes cloudy skies and snow, snow, snow. Word round the village is that the snowfall will continue for the next few days, giving us even more fresh, deep powder all over the mountain. The snow is light, fluffy and falling fast, which means visibility is pretty poor, so for all of you who can get out there: have fun, take care and remember your flat-light lenses.


As with yesterday, there has been rapid settling within the last couple of days in the snow pack. This should help to stabilize the pack but be aware that there are still layers in the upper 70 cm of the pack that will still be sliding. Be careful of the New Years day sun crust as with the low temperatures this will not be breaking up and there is a chance that faceting may be occurring below this crust if low temps persist. Thick wind slab will still be lurking in pockets and chutes, so be very careful in steep terrain especially around rocky outcrops and when moving from thin snow pack areas like wind scoured ridges.

AVALANCHE HAZARD: CONSIDERABLE

Natural Avalanches possible. Human-triggered avalanches probable.

Unstable slabs probable in steeper terrain.

Be increasingly cautious in steeper terrain. (>30 degree slopes)

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 7th January 2006
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Kashimayari, Sanosaka, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo One, Iwatake, Tsugaike, Hakuba Norikura & Cortina ALL OPEN

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