Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 31st December 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:41pm on Monday 31st December 2007
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Intense snow 5 cm per hour.
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Archive report: Posted at 12:41pm on Monday 31st December 2007
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A blizzard is the best way to describe it. Imagine cars buried in snow everywhere you look, Japanese tourists in 2 wheel drives sliding backwards down roads, people and pensions and hotels snowed in. You need snow-blowers to clear the path to where your snow-blower is parked. Insane...even on the ski-fields make sure you find somewhere steep or you'll be sinking at least to your waist unless its a well-groomed slope. If taking children skiing best to make them wear an inflatable floating device of some description. Expect limited gondola and lift service today simply due to mad amounts of snow.

Happo ski-patrol when asked about the amount of new snow simply replied: "there's heaps of snow and it's hard work". Today's current snow depth is from Goryu as at last night so expect base to have increased significantly by the time things get under control.


Backcountry Travel Advisory:

Same as yesterday:

Extreme caution should be taken by anyone planning to go into the back country again today. Travel in the backcountry is ill advised as all slopes are being rapidly loaded with snow that is over riding the day before yesterdays yesterdays rain crust. There will be definite instabilities in the new snow and possible slabs from the Rain crust / New snow interface. Slogging up through 1 metre plus(+) of deep powder makes for a bit of a mission as well. Not a day for hiking in the backcountry. A great day to stay in bounds and get some great face shots.


Above tree line: High

Tree line: Considerable

Below tree line: Considerable

Archive report: Posted at 12:41pm on Monday 31st December 2007
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Goryu Toomi, Hakuba 47, Happo-One, Tsugaike Kogen, Iwatake, Cortina open with some limited service due to heavy snow-fall/avalanche control.

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