Hakuba Snow Report – 4th Feb 2011

Weather conditions: Light snow
New snowfall: 1cm (upper); 0cm (lower)
Snow depth: Hakuba Goryu Top : 320cm [official]
A bit of a surprise this morning with around 5 centimetres of fresh snow on the ground in the village and probably around the same on resorts now. The clouds and snow came in late – it was clear skies past midnight last night and no snow at 6:00 AM this morning and Goryu is only reporting 1 cm of fresh snow from their update this morning.No real wind to speak of so cover will be pretty standard across resorts with a light dusting on top. Very light (1 m/s) S winds and -5.5 degrees at 1400m with winds dead at the Ski Jumps and the temp currently -0.4 degrees. Visibility is alright but decreasing with altitude and no views of the mountains from the village.

Forecast is for clearing by the afternoon and tomorrow should be another sunny one with possible snow showers from the afternoon.

Play safe out there and have fun!