Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 9th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:13pm on Monday 9th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:13pm on Monday 9th January 2012
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It has been a snowy morning in Hakuba. When I woke up at around 6am this morning there was about 5cm of snow on the top of the car, and looking at resorts they are reporting between 5cm and 10cm of fresh snow overnight. It has been snowing all morning but not the kind of snow that builds up significan cm... it's just kind of... snowing. So I don't thing we can expect it to make much difference to the snow depths out there. New fresh flakes on the mountains are always welcome though, of course.

Because of the snow and the clouds covering the mountains, visibility on the hills has not been the best this morning, though it will have been fine in the trees. I'd say that today is definitely a good low light lens day.

Right now it is hovering around 0 degrees in the village.

It is gradually improving though as the day progresses and the snow clouds will probably have cleared up by this evening. A cloudy night is forecast but tomorrow it looks like we might get to see the sun again with clearer skies. The snow looks set to be back by the evening though and then a decent snowfall is currently forecast for Wednesday. The wind will hopefully behave but like I have been mentioning, it looks like those slabs formed by the westerly wind are getting sketchy. So need to be careful if you are going up to BC area.

Official snow depths and operations @ Monday 9th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 215cm;
Toomi - 100cm;
Iimori - 100cm.

Hakuba 47:
10cm of fresh snow reported, all lifts/courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 196cm
Lower - 80cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from top Grad lift operating at Happo (hopefully that will soon be able to operate).
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 150cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 200cm
Champion - 130cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No new snow at Cortina. All open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 240cm
Lower - 150cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 120cm
Lower - 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 12:13pm on Monday 9th January 2012
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