Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:18am on Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Wednesday 28th December 2011
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The sun is starting to poke through the clouds this morning and it looks like it is trying to become a blue bird day today in Hakuba. There was no new snow overnight but with yesterdays high winds the upper slopes are going to be filled in quite nicely with wind deposited snow. No one was able to ski the upper parts of Happo yesterday so there will be some freshies for sure for the first folks to get out there.

Conditions on the hill today are packed powder, groomed and some fresh powder if you get up there early and can find some secret spots. There are also some sweet moguls forming if that is your style as well. Presently the resorts are open top to bottom and there is some great skiing all over the mountain. We had some really strong winds yesterday so a lot of the lifts were closed, hopefully the wind will subside today.

We are looking forward to some snow on Thursday night and some more sunny days for the New Year weekend. So get your sliding apparatus and get our there, it is going to be a good one.


Official snow depths and operations @ Wednesday 28th December 2011 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Hakuba Goryu is reporting just a few cm of snow on the upper slopes. Early morning skiing will start from December 29th.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 200cm;
Toomi - 90cm;
Iimori - 90cm.

Hakuba 47:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 196cm
Lower - 60cm

Ski lifts/courses:
All lifts apart from the top Grad Quad are open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 110cm;
Sakka - 50cm;
Nakiyama - 50cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 180cm
Champion - 90cm

Hakuba Cortina:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 240cm
Lower - 215cm

Hakuba Norikura:
Official snow depth:

Hakuba Iwatake:
Official snow depth:
Upper - 90cm
Lower - 35cm

Hakuba Sanosaka:

Hakuba Minekata:

Archive report: Posted at 9:18am on Wednesday 28th December 2011
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