Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:43pm on Saturday 21st January 2012
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, obscured skies, snowing lightly
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
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wind condition
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Archive report: Posted at 4:43pm on Saturday 21st January 2012
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[Please note: The following report was posted at 2:48PM on Saturday 21st January. The time stamp above shows an incorrect time due to the complexities of a server move!]

An afternoon report this Saturday.

It has been a cloudy and grey color day here after a mild night last night. But we did start off with some snowfall overnight, with resorts reporting around 5cm or so on the mountains. Gradually during the day the cloud has cleared from lower slopes though there is still a fair bit of cloud shrouding the upper areas of the resorts around and some light snow falling in places. Hopefully we will get a bit more snowfall later on and overnight though temperatures are remaining in that 'mild' zone right now.

Come Monday we should see the temperatures drop once again and then from Tuesday/Wednesday things are looking promising for some good snowfall to arrive and put smiles on our faces. Hopefully it should be snowing through until the end of the week. Fingers crossed.

Good news about the top Grad quad lift at Happo - they plan to have it operating from tomorrow.

Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 20th January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
5cm of new snow reported at Goryu today. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 235cm;
Toomi - 105cm;
Iimori - 105cm.

Hakuba 47:
10cm fresh snow reported. All courses and lifts open/operating.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 190cm
Lower - 90cm

Happo-one:
Ski lifts/courses:
Just the Grad quad and Kita Happo No 3 pair lift not operating. Happo plans to have the Grad quad moving from tomorrow.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 140cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 230cm
Champion - 160cm

Hakuba Cortina:
5cm new reported at Cortina this morning and 0cm since then. All courses/lifts open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 230cm
Lower - 155cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:
160cm

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 135cm
Lower - 60cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
100cm

Hakuba Minekata:
70cm

Archive report: Posted at 4:43pm on Saturday 21st January 2012
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