Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Sunday 15th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Sunday 15th January 2012
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Greetings, the snow has continued to fall throughout the night providing us with a fresh layer of snow for our recreational use. It looks like there should be more accumulation throughout the day today as the clouds will stick around with the occasional clear patches resulting in variable visibility.

Yesterday saw soft packed snow with good visibility and great skiing and riding conditions.

In the valley, there was an accumulation of 4 cm and a low temperature of -6.5 C. It is expected to reach 2 C at lower elevations but maintain freezing temperatures up on the slopes. Up on the slopes it is expected to range from -1 C to -7 C with a wind chill creating a feeling of -9 C. There are light winds at 2 m/s coming from WNW and NNW.

There has been 5 to 30 cm of new snow recorded on the resorts which have reset the terrain nicely for the days skiing and riding.

Weather will begin to clear up this evening and will continue to do so into mid week with potentially some clear sunny days upcoming from tomorrow.

Remember to ski and ride with care and take care of each other out there!

Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 15th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
15cm of new snowfall on the upper slopes and 2cm on lower slopes this Sunday morning. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 105cm;
Iimori - 105cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning. All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 205cm
Lower - 95cm

Ski lifts/courses:
No official snow depth updates but we can't be far off the top Grad lift operating now - all other lifts open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 150cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 255cm
Champion - 160cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Between 25cm and 30cm of fresh snow on the slopes of Cortina this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 285cm
Lower - 200cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 135cm
Lower - 70cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Sunday 15th January 2012
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