Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Wednesday 18th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Wednesday 18th April 2012
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There was another blanket of low lying cloud over the valley earlier this morning again but as of 9am that has mostly moved on leaving us with what looks like it will be a mostly fine and clear day in Hakuba. There's just a some wispy clouds left up hanging around but behind that are blue skies. It's going to be another fine spring day here with the temperature rising to perhaps around 12-13C again. Over the next four or five days it's probably going to gradually get warmer as well.

There's not much else to report really. The resorts that remain open are generally very quiet now on weekdays. We are of course still full-on spring mode now both in terms of the temperature and snow conditions out there. Snow is getting somewhat thinner on the ground now on lower slopes but it's still top to bottom and a lot of snow higher up.

Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 18th 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.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 220cm;
Toomi - 85cm

Hakuba 47:
Top to bottom skiable. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 197cm
Lower - 110m

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:
Usagidaira pair plans to 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 - 170cm;
Sakka - 40cm;
Nakiyama - 40cm.

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 - 280cm
Lower - 110cm

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

Hakuba Goryu:
Upper area plans to be open until 6th May.

Hakuba 47:
47 plans 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 9:11am on Wednesday 18th April 2012
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