Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Sunday 15th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Sunday 15th April 2012
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After yesterday's day of wetness, it is good to report that this morning the sun is out and it's glorious spring day here in Hakuba. The village was shrouded in a carpet of low-lying cloud early this morning but since around 7am that has gradually melted away (is that the right term?!) and now all gone. It makes for some early morning dramatic scenery.

So, it's a spring day - warm, sunny, blue skies, no wind... and a high of around 13 or 14C later this afternoon. A fair few people out there early on enjoying it all.

It might cloud over overnight but tomorrow is also forecast to be sunny and similar conditions.

Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 15th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola and Alps daira No1 and No3 lifts operating. The Toomi Ski Four lift is open today.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 100cm

Hakuba 47:
Top to bottom skiable. All lifts apart from Line D operating. Last day of the half pipe today.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 207cm
Lower - 120m

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 are open today .
Usagidaira pair is also open today, and then will be open from 28th April until 6th May.
Kurobishi No3 pair lift plans to be open on 21st and 22nd April and also from 28th April until 6th May.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 60cm;
Nakiyama - 60cm.

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 - 290cm
Lower - 110cm

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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 re-open for 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 9:28am on Sunday 15th April 2012
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