Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Saturday 28th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Saturday 28th April 2012
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Early on the sun is out and we have clear blue skies all around. Just perfect for the start of GW. It's already above 15C and we can expect to warm up to mid-20's this afternoon. People have been arriving early this morning and the resort already pretty lively out there, though if you are coming to Hakuba today no doubt you are already up there sliding on the snow. Have fun!

Similar weather conditions forecast for tomorrow, perhaps a bit more cloud on Monday. But generally fine and warm.

A few more lifts open now for this last stretch - on the upper slopes of Goryu and also over at Happo.

Next report coming your way on Tuesday, enjoy the first bit of Golden Week!

Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 28th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Gondola and Alps daira No1-4 lifts are all operating. The Toomi lifts are now closed but you can still ski down the course to the Gondola.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 160cm;
Toomi - 45cm

Hakuba 47:
Top to bottom skiable. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 115cm
Lower - 55m

Happo-one:
Top areas open (lower slopes now all closed) - you need to get the Gondola back down to base.
Lifts normally operating daily until 6th May are:
Gondola
Grat quad
Alpen quad
Panorama pair
Skyline No2 pair
Kurobishi No2 quad
Kokusai No3 pair
Usagidaira pair
Kurobishi No3
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 130cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Top to gondola base skiable. Planned lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 210cm
Lower - 60cm

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Planned ski resort closings in Hakuba and Otari, all subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Upper area plans to be open until 6th May.

Hakuba 47:
47 plans to be open until 6th May.

Happo-one:
Upper slopes plan to be open until 6th May.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Plans to be open until Golden Week

The Hakuba Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake, Sanosaka and Minekata resorts are all now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:16am on Saturday 28th April 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Goryu, 47, Happo and Tsugaike remain open. See report for more details.

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