Hakuba Snow Report – 12th Jan 2011

Weather conditions: Light snow
New snowfall: 1cm (upper); 0cm (lower) [Goryu official]
Snow depth: Hakuba Goryu Top : 315cm [official]
No real snow overnight apart from a dusting on the windscreen but we have seen flakes begin to fall this morning with very light snowfall now. Visibility is not the best and is decreasing as the snow and clouds pick up.No wind at all, 0m/s at Happo-ike (2080m), 1m/s SE at Usagi-daira (1400m), cold temperatures with -7 at 1400m but already warmed up to -1 at 760m after a low of -6 at 7:00AM.

Forecast is for snow to continue with fall increasing this afternoon/overnight so tomorrow morning should be good for some fresh powder. Snow is also forecast for Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Super busy today as well, watch out for out-of-controllers especially if visibility decreases at lower altitudes and enjoy!