24th Jan 2011

Weather conditions: Light snow. Expecting more snow towards tonight.
New snowfall: 10cm (Goryu top); 2cm (Goryu bottom)
Snow depth: Hakuba Goryu Top : 345cm [official]
It is a beautiful, snowy and quiet morning in Hakuba early on.

The weather forecast from yesterday said we would get large amounts of snowfall but we ended up with fairly light snow fall overnight in the end. It is still quietly snowing this morning, maybe ankle deep of fresh at the base. In fact Goryu are reporting 10cm of fresh snow up top and 2-3cm on the lower slopes of the resort.

There should be a calm westerly-NW wind all day today, and visibility is okay at the base of the mountains as it isn’t snowing very heavily right now. Lowest temperature at the base is -5c at the base early day and tonight, and highest is -2 this afternoon.

It sounds like it’s not going to stop snowing all day today again, and there is a decent chance of snowfall late tonight into tomorrow morning so we might be able to get some decent powder conditions tomorrow.

The regular topups seem set to continue!