Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:58am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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And more good news today - more fresh snow on the mountains this morning. You'll actually be able to enjoy it as well this morning as the winds have calmed down and moved on and the resorts that should be open are open pretty much as normal - a few late (due to snowfall!) starting lifts aside... So it's all a bit different from the disruption that the windy storm gave us the last few days.

What's really great though is that we had snowfall yesterday and we have had more overnight, with for example Hakuba 47 reporting 18cm of new snowfall.... and it's still snowing very nicely at the moment, so snow conditions out there today should be really great. Really nice big flakes are coming down at the moment as I write this in the village and while it's not particularly cold, it's certainly not feeling very spring like.

With the snow coming down it's generally poor visibility on the slopes, but who's complaining!?

If we are to believe the forecast, it should be snowing tomorrow as well and perhaps clearing up for the weekend (especially Sunday). Anyone for a fantastic April weekend?

Official snow depths and operations @ Thursday 5th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
This morning Goryu is reporting 5cm on lower slopes and 10cm up top. Gondola, Alps daira No1 and No3, and Sky Four lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 270cm;
Toomi - 135cm

Hakuba 47:
47 also reporting another 18cm of new snowfall this morning. All courses open and all lifts apart from Line D moving.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 260cm
Lower - 170m

Happo-one:
A few lifts opening a bit late due to snowfall, winds ok today. Lifts normally operating: Grat quad, Alpen quad, Happo Riesen quad, Nakiyama No3 triple, Gondola, Panorama pair, Kurobishi No2 quad, Skyline No2 pair and Kita One No3 pair.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira - 230cm;
Sakka - 80cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 330cm
Lower - 150cm

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Planned ski resort closings in Hakuba and Otari, all subject to change:

Hakuba Goryu:
Toomi area open until Sunday 8th April.
Upper area hopefully open until 6th May.

Hakuba 47:
47 plants to be open until 6th May.

Happo-one:
Upper slopes plan to be open until 6th May.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Plans to be open until Golden Week

The Hakuba Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake, Sanosaka and Minekata resorts are all now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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