Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 2nd January 2003

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 6:18pm on Thursday 2nd January 2003
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Great when the snow is not being blown in your face.
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Archive report: Posted at 6:18pm on Thursday 2nd January 2003
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Very windy in Hakuba today. As ever, this meant limited lift operation at 47/Goryu and Happo. Visitors to Hakuba should note that the other resorts fare much better on windy days, so that the journey up to Cortina or down to the Sanosaka is definitely worth it. At 47, the gondola and quad stopped around 9:30 and didn't get going again until 2:30, coincidentally just after the arrival of your correspondent who was lucky enough to enjoy what were early-morning conditions. Pick of the day was Route 2, groomed and fast, with a large drift of heavy powder off to the side. Around 10-15cm of pow fell overnight, though the winds mean that distribution is very uneven.

The final pictures are of Zenkoji, the largest temple in Nagano City where we joined the crowds for hatsumode-the traditional first visit of the year-on Jan 1. It's a lovely temple and all those people made for a great atmosphere. Despite being only one hour east of Hakuba, hardly any snow could be seen in Nagano City. If coming to Hakuba via the Olympic Road, conditions are very good at present.

Archive report: Posted at 6:18pm on Thursday 2nd January 2003
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open. All lifts going at the weekends/on holidays. Many resorts starting early-check for details.

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