Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Friday 25th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
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Moderate-strong wind on mountain
Poor
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Friday 25th January 2013, 9:16am
30cm
Thursday 24th January 2013, 8:41am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 9:14am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 9:32am 8cm
Monday 21st January 2013, 12:21pm 0cm
Sunday 20th January 2013, 10:30am 3cm
Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:12am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 91cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 119cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 351cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Friday 25th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Wow it's a very snowy morning here in Hakuba.

It started snowing late afternoon/early evening yesterday and it has obviously been busy at it overnight.

How much has fallen?

A lot.

Asking a few people around different areas of the Hakuba and Otari region this morning and you'll get different numbers. I would say about 40cm here in a rather central location, but I have also been told 30cm and up to even 50cm by some excited friends. Take your pick. Basically, a lot.... and it is still falling now and not looking like it wants to stop. Snow of the heavier variety from where I'm looking.

As for the resorts, Hakuba 47 are reporting 30cm of new snowfall at the base of the resort. Happo-one are reporting an increase of 30cm at Usagidaira this morning. Goryu have yet to update their report - perhaps snowed in! I'll try to update that later on when they get it updated. Tsugaike have increased their base snow depth by 50cm and Cortina are reporting 40cm on upper slopes.

So anyway, heavy snow continues to fall, clouds and fog and poor visibility. For now though only a slight wind in the village but stronger winds on the mountain. Bit of confusion regarding lifts. Strong winds affecting lifts at 47/Goryu as the time of writing and Cortina is only part open. Happo seems to be pretty much open as planned though we can perhaps expect some lifts to be operating at reduced speed.

And surprisingly it's not too cold either in the village this morning, about -3 right now at Happo base. Temperature up at Usagidaira at 1400m is -6.8C with an average NE wind speed of 2.4m/s.

This heavy and ongoing new snowfall on top of the weak upper snowpack will have greatly increased avalanche hazard. Staying within resort boundaries is highly recommended in these conditions. Don't take big risks - stay safe and take care out there. There is a ton of fun to be had on the resorts with more than enough fresh snow for everyone.

This storm is due to continue through today and tomorrow, perhaps into Sunday but generally calmer conditions forecast.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 25th January 2013:

Hakuba Goryu:
25cm of new reported on lower slopes and up to 40cm on upper slopes from Hakuba Goryu this morning.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 300cm;
Toomi - 160cm;
Iimori - 130cm

Hakuba 47:
30cm of new snowfall reported at base by Hakuba 47 this morning - surely more higher up.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 255cm
Lower - 170cm

Happo-one:
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 230cm
Nakiyama/Shirakaba - 120cm
Sakka - 120cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 300cm
Lower slopes - 160cm

Hakuba Cortina:
20-40cm of new snow reported by Hakuba Cortina this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 330cm
Lower slopes - 185cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 190cm
Lower slopes - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Official snow depth:
120cm

Hakuba Minekata:
100cm

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Updated at 11am with Goryu information.... 25cm-40cm reported by the resort.

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Friday 25th January 2013
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

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