Thursday 31st December

Weather in Hakuba is currently snowing and the forecast calls for it to continue all day.

Hakuba village received 15-17cm of snow overnight, so on-hill conditions will get a much needed powder input. Expect light and dry powder on terrain above 1500m and great skiing on all aspects. Bring a hooded jacket and good goggles today as you will need them.

The low pressure system circling Japan is expected to stick around for 3 days with healthy snowfall forecast, so make the most of it and get some while it dumps.

Avalanche Conditions in the Hakuba Area:
Alpine: Extreme
Tree Line: Extreme
Below Tree line: High

Rapid loading on all aspects, continued heavy snowfall for the next 3 days will most likely see this trend continued. Due caution should be taken on steep unsupported terrain, wind loaded lee-ward slopes and convex slopes.