Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th December 2006

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Friday 8th December 2006
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Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Friday 8th December 2006
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Light rain here in the town of Hakuba this morning and last night, a little bit of wet snow on the top of the ski hills but too warm for us ski/board enthusiasts. The snow was not bad yesterday afternoon though, still soft and workable. Weather should be clearing up with sunny skies this afternoon and temperatures remaining at around the 5 deg.C mark throughout the day with light winds out of the West. Looking at more snow in the forecast for tomorrow, but only a few cm's. Keep your boards waxed and stay tuned.

Tsugaike and Happo have opened up today with minimal lift operation. Hakuba Cortina, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba San Alpina are all on standby and plan to open this coming Saturday.

AVALANCHE ADVISARY:

3 major fracture lines approximately 2 metres deep could be seen tow days ago on Shirouma Dake in at the top of Hakuba Sawa bowl, Hakuba Shakushi Dake North ridge and Goryu dake. All fractures are on the South Eastern aspect, recent lee slopes, that were heavily loaded over the last 3 days. Most probably came down with the first light this morning. Overnight there was a surface frost that formed with the clear cool weather that may cause problems on shaded aspects come the next snow fall and the warm solar radiation of today will no doubt cause a sun crust to form on southerly aspects that may also cause instability in the consecutive snow falls. Watch out around rocky outcrops during early season as there will be a lot of instability around these areas due to large temperature gradients and rapid warming on the sunny days.

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Friday 8th December 2006
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo One and Tsugaike are running minimal lift operation. Other resorts in the Hakuba area are looking at Saturday, Dec 9th for opening day. We will keep you posted.

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