Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:54pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 5:54pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012
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[This report was posted earlier this morning and not appearing until late due to a technical issue - apologies for the delay]

It is a rather dull and cloudy start to the day today in Hakuba with very temperatures this morning. It has really jumped up after a fairly cold night overnight, but today temperatures look likely to rise to around 9 degrees in Hakuba.

It is also very windy in the town and on the mountain early on, and some of the lifts at resorts around the village are going to be affected by this. Right now it looks like Happo, the top lifts at Goryu and lifts at 47 are on standby waiting for the winds to calm down a bit.

We might not be able to avoid rain tomorrow at village level unfortunately, but it may well be falling as snow higher up on the hills. Actually, from tomorrow through the weekend we might be in for a decent amount of snowfall on the slopes if we are lucky so I hope to be able to bring news of that as it happens. Temperatures are set to drop considerably once again around Sunday.

Yesterday out on the slopes there was some nice the snow dry and powder snow covering some icy-ness under, though snow conditions on lower slopes was more icy and hard. Good practice for the old legs!


Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 22nd March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snowfall at Goryu this morning. All lifts (apart from Alps daily No2 and No4) and runs scheduled to be open today.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 135cm;
Iimori - 105cm

Hakuba 47:
No new snowfall at 47 this morning. All courses open, all lifts except Line D operating. Strong winds likely to affect lifts today.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 226cm
Lower - 155cm

Ski lifts/courses:
Winds likely to affect resort operations today.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 70cm;
Nakiyama - 70cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 275cm
Champion - 190cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No new fresh snowfall at Cortina this morning. All planned lifts and most courses open. No5 and No7 lifts now closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 335cm
Lower - 215cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Village Side (lower slopes) plan to be open until 1st April (upper slopes open well beyond that date).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 160cm
Lower - 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:
Now closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 5:54pm on Thursday 22nd March 2012
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