Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 9th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:55am on Friday 9th March 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, sleet > snow higher up
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind, 1m/s WSW
Fair - poor higher up
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Archive report: Posted at 11:55am on Friday 9th March 2012
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It started off being just a cloudy morning with the top half of resorts covered in cloud, but since then in the last hour or so we have been getting stuff falling from the sky - borderline rain/sleet and it is now snowing up higher on the mountains. Along with clouds moving in visibility up on higher slopes has become worse as the morning moves on.

It's about +3 degrees at the moment at village level so we really could just do with that dropping a little. Some forecasts have us down for some potentially decent snowfall on the upper slopes tonight - enough to give us a nice new layer on top of what is out there at the moment. While it would make for a great start to the weekend, we'll just have to sit tight for the moment and see what mother nature deems worthy for us!

Snow conditions have been fairly icy up on the hills earlier this morning, getting softer and heavier this afternoon.

It's still looking like it will get a fair bit colder as we move into next week, and snowfall is also forecast for later on Sunday and Monday so it might be a good start to the week coming up.

Weather forecast for the weekend currently looks like tomorrow will be generally cloudy (snow still early on?) followed by clearer skies on Sunday before that snow I mentioned hopefully starts falling once again.

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Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 9th March 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
No new snowfall reported this morning from Goryu. All lifts operating.
The Hakuba Goryu Snow Festival on Saturday 10th March, including free nighta in Toomi, a talk show, fireworks and other fun stuff.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 250cm;
Toomi - 130cm;
Iimori - 90cm

Hakuba 47:
No new snow this morning. All courses and lifts (except Line D) open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 218cm
Lower - 100cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira pair are operating today. Central Pair and Happo No1 pair lifts will be operating until Sunday 11th March and after that closed for the season. Most other lifts going through until April and then the gondola and upper lifts until 6th May - all being well with snow.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 170cm;
Sakka - 70cm;
Nakiyama - 70cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 235cm
Champion - 170cm

Hakuba Cortina:
No fresh snowfall reported at Cortina this morning. Some maintenance on courses this morning meaning limited opening early morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 310cm
Lower - 180cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
170cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 160cm
Lower - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
130cm

Hakuba Minekata:
60cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:55am on Friday 9th March 2012
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