Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:50pm on Monday 23rd January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:50pm on Monday 23rd January 2012
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[Please note: The following report was posted at 8:03AM on Monday 23rd January. The time stamp above shows an incorrect time due to the complexities of a server move]

This morning we are experiencing overcast skies and we are already seeing the start of the snowfall for the day. This is a mini weather front that will ease up for tomorrow but bring in constant precipitation mid week onwards. Still looking good for Wednesday onwards.

The valley temperature in the morning is -1 C and is expected to finally stay below freezing throughout the day, finishing off this spring-like weather we have been experiencing. Trace amounts of new snow have been recorded. The resorts are projecting to range from -3 C to -7 C with a wind chill factor making it feel like -13 C. Light winds from NNW are bringing in the cooler temperatures and are followed by the weather system that should bring us more fresh snow.

2-5 cm of new snow have been recorded in the resorts with this change in weather patterns. Today will continue to bring now and tomorrow will be drier with some sunny patches while maintaining a low freezing level. The weather system bringing new snow should hit us Tuesday night and continue throughout the week.

Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the Dragon.

Official snow depths and operations @ Monday 23rd January 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
1cm of new snow reported at Goryu today. All weekday lifts operating (not No2 and No4 pair lifts).
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 225cm;
Toomi - 100cm;
Iimori - 90cm.

Hakuba 47:
3cm fresh snow reported at 47. All weekday lifts operating (not Line D pair lift).
Official snow depth:
Upper - 183cm
Lower - 90cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from Usagidaira pair, Happo No1 pair, Central pair and Kita One No3 pair operating.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 140cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 230cm
Champion - 140cm

Hakuba Cortina:
2-5cm of new snow reported at Cortina this morning. All lifts apart from No7 pair open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 225cm
Lower - 150cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 110cm
Lower - 50cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 12:50pm on Monday 23rd January 2012
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