Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 25th February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:28am on Saturday 25th February 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Saturday 25th February 2012
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After yesterdays eventual sunshine, this morning we have been greeted with Big Fat Snow Flakes falling at a moderate rate. Not of the driest variety, but snow all the same. We have received 3.5 cm of new snow overnight as the surface temperature hovers around freezing. This morning we are expecting similar mild weather with precipitation. But with added snow! Resorts are reporting 5cm or so of new snow on the slopes this morning.

Into the day and afternoon we should see temperatures dropping as the freezing level hopefully goes below the valley level.

This morning was 0 C in the valley with a high expected to reach 2 C or so and a low of -2 C. Up on the mountains there is variable visibility with highs of 1 C and lows of -1 C near the bottom lifts and a range of -4 C to -7 C up top. The freezing level will hit a high of 1200m today but will lower to 350m by night fall. Winds will come from the W and NW and are light so not causing any issues for lifts today.

Temperatures will continue to lower as we progress through the weekend and snow accumulation will be mixed with clearings. We should see snowfall, but not a huge amount. The start of next week will yield some colder temperatures, light snow and sunshine is currently projected for Tuesday.


Official snow depths and operations @ Saturday 25th February 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
5cn up top and a few cm of new snowfall lower down this morning. All lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 290cm;
Toomi - 170cm;
Iimori - 140cm

Hakuba 47:
All courses and lifts open open.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 228cm
Lower - 120cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart Happo No1 pair operating today.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 190cm;
Sakka - 90cm;
Nakiyama - 90cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 260cm
Champion - 190cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Cortina reporting 5cm of new snowfall this morning. All lifts operating and most courses open early on.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 340cm
Lower - 210cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 185cm
Lower - 100cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Saturday 25th February 2012
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