Hakuba Snow Report – 17th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Rain, sleet, wet snow as you get higher up New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 265cm (Top of Goryu) Unfortunately the rain we were expecting is falling in Hakuba from early morning, and ski resorts themselves are reporting rain at base and wet snow falling higher up. And it does actually feel like it is trying …

Hakuba Snow Report – 16th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Clear skies New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 270cm (Top of Goryu) It’s a lovely clear morning in Hakuba. Nice blue skies, a bit hazy looking in some directions and hardly any wind at all with a cold start to the day. Temperatures dipped to about -5 overnight, but it is warming up and it is …

Hakuba Snow Report – 15th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloud, blue sky New snowfall: few cm Snow depth: 110cm (Village); 275cm (Top of Goryu) Some more snowfall to report this morning from Hakuba. 5-15cm on the slopes around town to report giving them another new layer – or ‘puchi-powder’ as Hakuba 47 are charmingly calling it! Let’s enjoying! The roads have generally cleared up though quite quickly …

Hakuba Snow Report – 14th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Clear skies, bluebird New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 110cm (Village); 275cm (Top of Goryu) After that snowy start to the day yesterday, it ended up generally being a cloudy one. Very fine conditions out on the mountain making for a great March day on the slopes. This morning it is a beautiful start to the day in …

Extreme Avalanche Danger today!

EXTREME AVALANCHE DANGER in the ALPINE ZONE and at TREE LINE: HIGH DANGER BELOW TREE LINE and in OFF PISTE AREAS at the resorts. To all fellow skiers, snowboarders, telemarketers and everyone enjoying the powder.  Please be careful but have fun!! Avoid all avalanche terrain. Natural and human triggered avalanches certain. Large to very large avalanches expected in many areas …

Hakuba Snow Report – 12th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Light snow New snowfall: 10-15 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 265cm (Top of Goryu) We have had nice snowfall from yesterday evening in Hakuba and it feels more like mid-winter has returned this morning. Dry and light snowfalls overnight have given us about 15cm of fresh snow in Hakuba this morning. We haven’ot had this kind of snow …

Hakuba Snow Report – 11th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloud, clear in places New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 255cm (Top of Goryu) A colder morning here in Hakuba, though no new snow to report. Yesterday the snowfall did ease off in the afternoon but lots of the ski resort runs remained shrouded in cloud until the end of the day, so generally poor visibility …

Avalanche Report – Mar 11th 2012

Multiple small slabs were triggered by riders and released naturally in the back country and off piste at the resorts yesterday. 2 minor incidents and one more serious involvements were reported and This was to be expected with the new snow over riding the melt layer. The bond between the melt crust and the new snow was improving through the …

Avalanche Danger Today!

Avalanche Danger Bulletin: 昨夕からの南海低気圧による上雪(かみゆき)が朝の内に上がりそう。1月2月に多かった西高東低の冬型と違って、県南で降水が多くなり、小谷よりも白馬の新雪が多い。といっても、アメダス白馬で10cm程度の軽い雪深増。 山ではまとまった雪が積もり、しかも雪の温度が高目で積雪のひずみ変形が大きいから、降雪中に雪崩が起こりやすい。白馬連峰での雪崩事故は、このタイプの降雪日に多い。 雪温が高いことは、落ちるべきは早めに落ち、積雪が早く締まって落ち着くことをも意味する。急斜面に入るのをあせってはならない。 Yesterdays snow as it began to fall was of a high density and combined with mild air temperatures and warm melt grains at the surface of snow at low elevation this new storm interface will tend to bond and freeze together. The snow over night was of lower density and of a cooler temperature …

The Deepest Trip Of Your Life

Our Teton Gravity Research friend came to Hakuba and wrote this lovely article!! Check it out! http://www.tetongravity.com/blogs/The-Deepest-Trip-Of-Your-Life-Japan-5835459.htm