Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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So yesterday is probably best left forgotten in terms of weather as the drizzle continued and didn't make conditons particularly exciting out there.

This morning I bring much better news though as the sun is out and anyone playing 'Spot The Cloud' will be in for a difficult time and have to look to the east to find them, as it's clear blue skies over Hakuba early on. Lovely morning. It might rise to around 13-14C degrees this afternoon. There is just a slight northerly wind.

And tomorrow looks like it should be fine and clear as well.... and over the weekend too.

News from around the resorts - 47 are saying that because of the rainy conditions we had yesterday, their courses remain ungroomed this morning. (Sadly, there's not 40cm of fresh snow to play in!)

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 11th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola and Alps daira No1 and No3 lifts operating. The Toomi lifts are now closed but you can still ski down the courses. Toomi Ski Four lift plans to re-open for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 255cm;
Toomi - 115cm

Hakuba 47:
Top to bottom skiable. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 225cm
Lower - 135m

Happo-one:
Top to bottom skiable (via Riesen course to Gondola base station).
Lifts normally operating daily for spring are:
Gondola
Grat quad
Alpen quad
Panorama pair
Skyline No2 pair
Kurobishi No2 quad.
Other lifts:
Nakiyama No3 pair, Riesen quad and Kokusai No3 pair lifts will be open on 14th and 15th April.
Usagidaira pair will be open on 14th and 15th April and then from 28th April until 6th May.
Kurobishi No3 pair lift will be open on 21st and 22nd April and also from 28th April until 6th May.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 210cm;
Sakka - 70cm;
Nakiyama - 70cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Top to bottom skiable. Planned lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 305cm
Lower - 125cm

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Planned ski resort closings in Hakuba and Otari, all subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Upper area hopefully open until 6th May. (Toomi Sky Four lift will re-open 14th/15th April).

Hakuba 47:
47 plants to be open until 6th May.

Happo-one:
Upper slopes plan to be open until 6th May.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Plans to be open until Golden Week

The Hakuba Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake, Sanosaka and Minekata resorts are all now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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