Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 26th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:06pm on Monday 26th March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:06pm on Monday 26th March 2012
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And it is another extremely good morning from Hakuba.

It really feels like winter is back at the moment.

We have got about 10-15cm of new snow at base areas, but it actually feels like way more than that. It kept snowing all day long yesterday and finally stopped sometime last night. 25 to 30cm of new snow on the top of resorts, with some spots claiming up to 40-60cm! How about that then for late March! Lots of new snowfall all of a sudden that has taken more than a few people by surprise. We'll have no complaints right now, and today will be a very fine day to be out riding on the slopes.

Still lots of cloud around but there are breaks in it and some blue sky on show - the forecast has the conditions clearing up and it looks like it is starting to happen.

The forecast is saying that we have a chance of snow tonight again with snow level of 200m, but sun and milder conditions likely tomorrow. The snow level will go up to 1200m and 2300m to 2700m on Thursday and Friday with much milder conditions due once again later in the week.

AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH. Because of this sudden huge amount of snow, it is pretty unstable everywhere in back country area now. Traveling BC area is not recommended. It will need al least 24 hours to get all the new snow settled down. Because of the winds against ridges last night, conies has formed many places and are very unstable.

Looks like the sun is coming out now over the village. Ba safe and enjoy!

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Official snow depths and operations @ Monday 26th March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu reporting 20cm of new snowfall on the slopes. All lifts and runs open today.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 280cm;
Toomi - 150cm;
Iimori - 120cm

Hakuba 47:
40cm of new snowfall reported by 47 this morning. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 313cm
Lower - 180cm

Happo-one:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira pair, Happo No1, Nakiyama No2, Central Pair, Shirakaba No1 and No2 and Sakka No3 open. All course areas still accessible.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 230cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 330cm
Champion - 260cm

Hakuba Cortina:
All planned lifts and courses part open. No2 and No4 lifts remain operating and some courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 395cm
Lower - 260cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
160cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Village Side (lower slopes) plan to be open until 1st April (upper slopes open well beyond that date).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 200cm
Lower - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
140cm

Hakuba Minekata:
Now closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 12:06pm on Monday 26th March 2012
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