Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th January 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:51am on Wednesday 19th January 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 10:51am on Wednesday 19th January 2011
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Apparently there were huge winds closing down the runs of Happo yesterday - spent the day at Cortina with blue skies, sunshine, no wind and mad powder. Cortina are now boasting 350cm of snow. It just goes to show how conditions can vary even here in the same valley.

The last two days have been off the richter scale for powder lovers and snow conditions in both Hakuba and neighbouring Otari (Tsugaike and Cortina are actually in the village of Otari) have been unreal with incredibly deep snow of fantastic quality. Needs to be said again but it does not get much better than this!

Blah powder blah back to today no snow overnight, winds still hitting pretty heavily from the West/WNW and some lift operations on exposed (higher) slopes are affected.

It's not too cold out there today, -5 on Happo's Usagidaira and 3 degrees at the Ski Jump. The sun is shining in Wadano with big patches of blue but the top of Happo is obscured from down here, so once again varying conditions.

A mixed bag on the way weatherwise - there are lots of snowmen on the radar but how much will fall is anyones guess at this point. Things are looking good for Friday to be a clear and sunny day though so that should be a top day.

Play safe out there and have fun!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 19th January AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Night time operations from 6pm until 9:30pm.
Alps daira - 325cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 130cm.

Hakuba 47:
The resort and park at the resort are fully open.
Snow depth (upper) - 183cm.

Happo-one:
Nakiyama nighta now operating.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 300cm;
Sakka - 180cm;
Shirakaba - 160cm;
Nakiyama - 160cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Karamatsu nighta operations are now open.
Snow depth - 290cm
Maruyama area - 160cm
Champion - 200cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 160cm
Lower - 105cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Upper - 350cm
Lower - 240cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
135cm

Hakuba Minekata:
150cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:51am on Wednesday 19th January 2011
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now open and enjoying great conditions.

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