Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 25th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Sunday 25th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Sunday 25th December 2011
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Merry Christmas!

We got about 20cm's of fresh snow overnight in the valley and people are stoked to get out there this morning. Santa started to deliver his snowfall presents at about midday yesterday and it continued to fall all day and night and is still lightly falling as I type this. The powder is deep light and dry today so get out there and enjoy it.

Goryu and 47 are both reporting 30cm of new snow on the upper slopes this morning. Hakuba Cortina resort over in Otari - a consistent performer in terms of how much snow they get - is reporting a whopping 60cm of new snow on the upper slopes.

We would expect lots of deep fresh powder up on top today and then turning to chopped and packed powder in the afternoon. Of course the groomers were out in full force last night so we would have some good solid smooth runs too with some powder on top. We should be able to ski right to the bottom at all resorts very soon and in a few days all the lifts from the bottom should be operational - keep an eye on the updates below for the latest.

The forecast is calling for more snow today and into tomorrow, so conditions on the hill should just get better. Thank you so much snow gods, Santa or whomever you put your powder faith into, please keep it up.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 25th December 2011 AM:
Especially in this early season period please note that conditions can change quickly - resort operations as well as the weather, as resorts try to get as much open as possible. So please keep that in mind.

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting 30cm of fresh snow on the upper slopes this morning and all areas of the resort now open.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 130cm;
Toomi - 60cm;
Iimori - 60cm.

Hakuba 47:
Hakuba 47 are also reporting 30cm new snow this morning.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 165cm
Lower - 40cm

Ski lifts/courses:
Not quite there with the mountain able to fully open - but hopefully that will soon change with the snow we are now getting. The Sakka Kids Park is now open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 100cm;
Sakka - 30cm;
Nakiyama - 30cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Ski lifts/courses:
Kids Park at Tsugaike is now open.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 140cm
Champion - 80cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina is reporting an impressive 30cm (lower) and 30cm (upper) of fresh snow this morning.
Ski lifts/courses:
Lifts No1 pair, No2 quad, No3 quad, No4 pair and No6 pair lifts operating and most courses open
Official snow depth:
Upper - 162cm
Lower - 105cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Iwatake is now part open - you need to take the Gondola back down to base.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 60cm
Lower - 35cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Four lifts operating today.
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Minekata:
Not enough snow to open yet.

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Sunday 25th December 2011
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