Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th March 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 17th March 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 17th March 2011
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More winter in Hakuba today. Hakuba Goryu has reported 30cm of fresh snow and 20cm at Hakuba 47. Other resorts also reporting good snowfalls as well, with 5-10cm of so down at base levels. Strong winds might be The snow levels and conditions are very impressive considering we are now into mid-March.

It's just of course a great shame that the situation in other parts of Japan is happening and we can't enjoy the season and these conditions as normal. Everyone is hoping to first of all hear good news from Fukushima and also that relieft efforts for that and other areas to the north go well.

Tomorrow and Saturday should see clearer conditions with a good chance of sunny weather and warmer temperatures.

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 17th March AM:

Hakuba Goryu
Goryu is open as normal today though no nighta.
30cm of fresh snow reported up top, 5cm at base (Thursday morning).
Alps daira - 330cm;
Toomi - 165cm;
Iimori - 120cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 is today operating close to normal. Gondola running but slowly to conserve energy. 20cm of fresh snow on uppper slopes, Thursday morning.
Snow depth (upper) - 230cm.

Happo is open today. Some lifts closed and the Gondola is not operating.
No nighta.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 250cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Shirakaba - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 85cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Another impressive snowfall overnight taking the snow depth at Tsugaike to 350cm. Excellent snow conditions. Most of the resort is open though the Gondola/Ropeway are still not operating.
Snow depth - 350cm
Maruyama area - 170cm
Champion - 240cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 195cm
Lower - 125cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Resort is mostly open, and another 30-40+cm since yesterday..
Upper - 375cm
Lower - 255cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 2:47pm on Thursday 17th March 2011
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open close to normal, except for some lifts for power saving reasons. Please check with ski resorts for any latest updates if you are preparing to go.

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