Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th February 2008

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Friday 29th February 2008
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Blue skies and sunshine
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Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Friday 29th February 2008
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A sick day yesterday and another today...cold temperatures, blue skies and amazing views of the peaks with the skifields in fantastic condition after the last snowfall. Runs will be well-groomed, powder will still be fresh in the shade and otsukare beers will be well-deserved and delicious.

Possible snow flurries beginning overnight in the early hours.

Backcountry Travel Advisory as at Feb 29th:

Wind transport of snow has deposited snow in leeward slopes and made current cornices even bigger. Due caution should be taken when entering wind loaded slopes and today's south faces will be exposed to the sun making for potential weak spots on steep faces and around rocks where the sun has warmed them up.

Always assess the slope that you wish to ride with observations of avalanche activity, weather conditions and snow pack tests like the compression or reuch block test.

Avalanche Danger Scale:

Below Tree Line: Moderate

Tree Line: Considerable

Alpine: High

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Friday 29th February 2008
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Goryu Toomi, Hakuba 47, Happo-One, Tsugaike Kogen, Iwatake, Cortina, Norikura, Sanosaka, Aokiko, Sun Alpina Kashimayari, Highland, Minegata, Yanaba - all open.

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