Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 10th March 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:50am on Thursday 10th March 2011
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear with some cloud
Base temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
2m/s from the NW at 1400m, heavy gusting at altitude
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Archive report: Posted at 10:50am on Thursday 10th March 2011
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We got some nice snowfall yesterday!

Light, dry powder fell from the afternoon and there was some decent accumulation, Goryu reporting 30cm up top so you can imagine that equals a lot of good fresh snow out there.

And get this - Hakuba Cortina is reporting a whopping 50cm of fresh snow this morning up top, with 40cm down by the hotel. Upper slopes there now busting the 4m mark for, I think, the first time this season. Not bad for nearly mid-March!

The snow depth at Tsugaike has also taken a 40cm depth jump as well this morning.

Temperatures are holding cold, snow will stay in good condition with around 0 degrees at the base and -7 at 1400m. There were some gusting winds overnight so I wouldn't be surprised to find some areas wind-blown and others full of wind-deposited fluffy powder super-stash pockets of joy.

More snow forecast for Friday with Saturday and Sunday looking to be pearler bluebird days, we'll probably see hundreds of people out hiking this weekend.

Snow has been sliding on top of a melt-freeze layer and with all this extra snow on top if it slips there could be large-scale slides so play it careful out there and always travel with qualified guides if you don't have training and experience as well as knowing the area you are entering.

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 10th March AM:

Hakuba Goryu
30cm of fresh up top, 10cm below. Nice!
Night time operations from 6pm until 9:30pm.
Alps daira - 305cm;
Toomi - 170cm;
Iimori - 125cm.

Hakuba 47:
47 is reporting 20cm of fresh snow on Thursday morning.
Snow depth (upper) - 217cm.

Happo-one:
Nakiyama nighta now operating.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 240cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Shirakaba - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Snow depth - 320cm
Maruyama area - 155cm
Champion - 230cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 185cm
Lower - 120cm

Hakuba Cortina:
The resort is reporting 50cm of fresh snow on Thursday morning on the upper slopes and 40cm even on the lower slopes.
Upper - 420cm
Lower - 240cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
130cm

Hakuba Minekata:
85cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:50am on Thursday 10th March 2011
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as normal

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