Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th January 2003

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 9th January 2003
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Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 9th January 2003
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Another cold, clear morning with blue skies. Minus eight and not a cloud in the sky. It clouded over in the afternoon yesterday, but it doesn't look like there has been any new snow.

On yesterday's evidence, there is still powder to be had offcourse. The top inch or so has turned to icy crystals, making it relatively fast. Routes with flatter sections and traverses are much easier now. On the groomers, conditions are hard and fast, though the snow is holding an edge very well.

47's pipe is closed today and tomorrow in readiness for the three-day weekend. There's a huge tabletop in their park now. Happo's pipe is scheduled to open on Saturday, though it sounds like the walls are being scaled down this year to 3.5 to 4m. Iwatake's pipe should also open soon. With the recent heavy snowfall, coverage should also be excellent at the resort-cum-terrain park Yanaba lower down the valley. On sunny days like this, you get great views of Lake Aokiko from Yanaba and from the Sun Alpina resorts on the opposite side of the valley.

Archive report: Posted at 10:20am on Thursday 9th January 2003
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