Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:27am on Thursday 12th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Thursday 12th January 2012
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Good Morning everybody! It looks like a great day for skiing and riding today with clear skies and cold temperatures throughout the night, ensuring that the recently fallen snow has stayed fresh.

This morning it is a chilly -13 C in the valley with a forcast high of +1. Up on the hills, it is projected to range between -3 C and -9 C with a wind chill making it feel like -13 C. There will be mostly clear skies and some cloud cover is expected later in the day. WSW to SSW winds will be present with a light 2m/s flow.

Yesterday there was a steady amount of snow fall with high gusty winds. Cortina tops the list once again recording 40cm new snowfall up top, with Goryu reporting a more modest 10cm, so there will be deep pockets of powder and some wind loading.

It is forecast to stay clear today with low freezing levels and some snow returning on Friday and a freezing level rising to 600m. To round off the week we are expecting overcast skies and sunny patches.

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 12th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
10cm of new snowfall on the upper slopes and 5cm on lower slopes reported this morning. All lifts apart from No2 and No4 pair are operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 215cm;
Toomi - 100cm;
Iimori - 100cm.

Hakuba 47:
5cm of fresh snow reported, all lifts apart from Line D operating and all courses open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 188cm
Lower - 90cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All scheduled lifts apart from top Grad lift operating at Happo.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 150cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
A big jump in the snow depth numbers today as Otari got a decent snowfall yesterday.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 255cm
Champion - 150cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina once again reports impressive new snow numbers - 40cm on both upper and lower slopes according to the resort.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 260cm
Lower - 165cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 150cm
Lower - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Thursday 12th January 2012
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