Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Friday 6th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Friday 6th April 2012
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Yesterday was a fine day to be out there with some 'is it really April?' conditions. It was snowing for most of the day with generally poor visibility out there, but the snow more than made up for that. So more snowfall since yesterday and resorts around the village reporting 5-10cm. I'd guess there was more than that higher up.

Earlier on this morning while the mountains were covered in cloud, the sun was almost trying to make an appearance over the village, but since then snow has started falling here again. So right now it is snowing in the village and of course up on the mountains where once again visibility will be very limited.

Right now it is about 0 degrees and a bit of a northerly wind, perhaps getting stronger later on, but the resorts that are supposed to be open seem to be open as normal. Generally we can expect snow to be falling today and into tomorrow as well. It looks like things are going to clear up for Sunday and beyond with things once again set to get warm.

It's going to be a good weekend. Expect snow and cloudy skies tomorrow and clearer weather on Sunday. Hope you can get out there and enjoy it!

Official snow depths and operations @ Friday 6th April 2012 AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
Goryu is again reporting 5cm on lower slopes and 10cm up top on Friday morning. Gondola, Alps daira No1 and No3, and Sky Four lifts operating.
Official snow depths:
Alps daira - 280cm;
Toomi - 135cm

Hakuba 47:
47 also reporting 5cm of new snowfall this morning. All courses open and all lifts apart from Line D moving.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 267cm
Lower - 170m

Happo-one:
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 - 250cm;
Sakka - 80cm;
Nakiyama - 80cm.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Lifts operating are Ropeway, Gondola, Tsuga No2 pair lift and the Hannoki pair.
Official snow depth:
Upper slopes - 345cm
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 9:17am on Friday 6th April 2012
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