Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 28th March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 28th March 2012
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We are back to snowy conditions this morning in Hakuba. Hakuba 47 are reporting the most with 15-20cm of fresh snowfall up top and 10-15cm at base. Curiously Goryu and Cortina only reporting a cm or two, but that's probably just a bit 'old' data as we definitely have a nice new cover of snowfall once again down to village. And it is actually really coming down nicely now as I write this report. Perhaps a bit of the heavier variety of snow, but looking out of the window now I'm sure no-one is going to complain! The roads are covered white this morning and I think it is going to be pretty much poor visibility out on the slopes everywhere in the region this morning.

There's not much of a wind at the moment, it's more a case of visibility this morning. If you're fine with that though there should be some great snow conditions out there once again this morning. Right now it is about -1 degrees in the village.

Once this snow clears up, tomorrow we will once again see the sun and it will warm up to perhaps around +10 degrees. Sounds unlikely looking at what is happening right now, but that's spring for you! More snow on Saturday. It's not over yet, that's for sure.

Hope you can come and enjoy!


Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 28th March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu reporting 1cm of new snowfall but there has been more than that! All lifts apart from No2 and No4 pairs operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 280cm;
Toomi - 145cm;
Iimori - 120cm

Hakuba 47:
47 reporting 15cm of new snowfall this morning with the base area getting 10-15cm. All lifts apart from Line D operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 291cm
Lower - 175cm

Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 270cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 310cm
Champion - 220cm

Hakuba Cortina:
2-3cm of snow reported by Cortina early on. No2 and No4 lifts remain operating and just some courses open this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 365cm
Lower - 245cm

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 - 210cm
Lower - 90cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:
Now closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Wednesday 28th March 2012
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