Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th December 2006

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 7th December 2006
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Archive report: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 7th December 2006
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Hakuba is currently under partly cloud skies and it is 6 degrees celsius at the base. No new snow to report overnight in Hakuba, but still some great early season skiing on Happo-One, Goryu, and Hakuba 47. Wind is light from the north and visibility is great. It is a good mid-week day for getting the kinks outta the old system and practicing for the season.

Tsugaike, Hakuba Cortina, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba San Alpina are all on standby and plan to open this coming Saturday.


3 major fracture lines approximately 2 metres deep could be seen tow days ago on Shirouma Dake in at the top of Hakuba Sawa bowl, Hakuba Shakushi Dake North ridge and Goryu dake. All fractures are on the South Eastern aspect, recent lee slopes, that were heavily loaded over the last 3 days. Most probably came down with the first light this morning. Overnight there was a surface frost that formed with the clear cool weather that may cause problems on shaded aspects come the next snow fall and the warm solar radiation of today will no doubt cause a sun crust to form on southerly aspects that may also cause instability in the consecutive snow falls. Watch out around rocky outcrops during early season as there will be a lot of instability around these areas due to large temperature gradients and rapid warming on the sunny days.

Archive report: Posted at 1:20pm on Thursday 7th December 2006
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Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47 and Happo One are running 1 gondola and 1 lift each. Other resorts in the Hakuba area are looking at Saturday, Dec 9th for opening day. We will keep you posted.

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