Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 26th December 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:55am on Sunday 26th December 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:55am on Sunday 26th December 2010
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We went from no snow to a white Hakuba pretty quickly and the snow continues to fall. The night of the 23rd was the biggest fall to date but snow fell slowly and steadily through yesterday continuing today and there was and still is plenty to keep groom-dogs and powder-hounds alike happy.

Not a comparatively large amount of snow overnight but enough to fill up some of the holes and groomed conditions are great.

Things look likely to clear up somewhat later on today.

Temperatures have remained cold so the snow has been light and fluffy and the forecast is for continuing snow for the next week - Tuesday night and the following few days is looking particularly promising for some heavy snowfall on the current forecast - so we can expect a bumper New Years.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 26th December AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu was again reporting further snowfall overnight and is now fully open, apart from the Expert Course and Adventure Course.
Alps daira - 185cm;
Toomi - 70cm;
Iimori - 60cm

Hakuba 47:
The resort is now officially fully open.
Snow depth (upper) - 160cm.

Happo-one:
Not sure why the snow depth has decreased for the upper slopes, but that's what the official numbers say. Still, good conditions but some lower slopes remain closed.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 110cm;
Lower slopes - 40cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
The official snow depth for the upper slopes is approaching 2m. Most areas of the resort is now open with most lifts operating. Nighta has started at the resort too.
Snow depth - 195cm
Maruyama area - 50cm
Champion - 130cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Upper - 85cm
Lower - 45cm
You can now slide down to the lower slopes from the upper area. Some slopes on the lower area remain closed.

Hakuba Cortina:
Upper - 165cm
Lower - 100cm
The resort has 3 pair lifts and 1 quad operating and more than half of the official courses open. Nighta has started at Cortina.

Hakuba Sanosaka:
50cm
From today, Sanosaka is now fully open.

Archive report: Posted at 10:55am on Sunday 26th December 2010
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Large parts of Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-one, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Norikura & Cortina are now open for the 2010-2011 season.

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