Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:47am on Wednesday 7th March 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Partly cloudy at the top and clearing up at the bottom.
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light breeze, 2m/s from west
Today's visibility is much better than yesterday - from mid-mountain down to village visibility is good. Not as good top of the mountains.
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Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Wednesday 7th March 2012
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Good morning from Hakuba - I woke up to a nice view of most of the valley which is quite a change from the past few days. At the moment it is partly cloudy, though it should be clearing up by noon and then clouding over again in the evening and overnight.

It's going to be another mild one today with temperatures likely to rise to around 5C today and going down to -2C tonight. And then back up to around 8 degrees tomorrow with a sunny day forecast. Beyond that perhaps some light snow later Friday but late weekend into Monday is looking the most promising at the moment with decent snowfall forecast for Monday. Looks like it will get back to being cold as well, which will also be a welcome return.

The snow today is granulated hard packed at the top of the mountain and should stay that way all day. As for the lower mountain areas, the snow at the moment is nicely groomed terrain and should change to slush by the end of the day.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 7th March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snowfall reported this morning from Goryu. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 255cm;
Toomi - 135cm;
Iimori - 100cm

Hakuba 47:
No new snow this morning. All courses and lifts open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 222cm
Lower - 100cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira pair are operating today. The Nakiyama No2 pair lift will not be open for nighta from today (due to lack of snow).
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 180cm;
Sakka - 70cm;
Nakiyama - 70cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 240cm
Champion - 170cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No fresh snowfall reported at Cortina this morning. All lifts apart from No7 and most courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 315cm
Lower - 185cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
170cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 175cm
Lower - 85cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
135cm

Hakuba Minekata:
60cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:47am on Wednesday 7th March 2012
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