Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 8th February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:22am on Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:22am on Wednesday 8th February 2012
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Good news as this morning we have returned to winter.

Snow is falling lightly and will continue throughout the day. The Storm from SE ASia is well to our East allowing for the normal winter conditions to resume. We should see overcast skies today carrying on to the weekend.

It is currently -2 C in the valley with a high of 0 C projected for the day. Up on the resorts we are expecting a range from -4 C to -7 C with a wind chill making it feel like -14 C. Up in the alpine it is expected to reach -15 C with a wind chill of -26 C. So a drastic change from the past two days. We will receive a light breeze from the west at speeds upto 4 m/s and the freezing level will remain low.

Just a few cm of new snowfall in the village but up to and around 15cm of new snow have been recorded in the upper parts of the resorts - the most being reported at Cortina (20cm), with more projected for the day. We are expecting this system to loom around for a few days before we see clearings for the weekend so hopefully there will be more snowfall to report over the coming few days.

Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 8th February 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu reporting 15cm on upper slopes and 3cm of fresh snow on lower slopes this morning. All weekday lifts operating (not Alps No2 and No4)
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 295cm;
Toomi - 170cm;
Iimori - 145cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 report 10cm of new snow this morning. All weekday lifts operating (not Line D).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 235cm
Lower - 130cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidair pair, Happo No1 and Central pair should be operating today.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 200cm;
Sakka - 120cm;
Nakiyama - 110cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 250cm
Champion - 180cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina is reporting 15-20cm of new snowfall overnight this morning. Most open some courses and No7 pair closed this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 300cm
Lower - 210cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 170cm
Lower - 85cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 10:22am on Wednesday 8th February 2012
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