Hakuba Snow Report – 10th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloud, snow New snowfall: 5-10 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 255cm (Top of Goryu) New snowfall in Hakuba, so a very good morning! The snow that started yesterday continued overnight and this morning we are greeted to a fresh new coat of winter goodness. It’s a good start to the weekend with some snowfall in the village and …

Hakuba Backcountry Advisory – 10th Mar 2011

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 than the warm dense snow of …

Hakuba Snow Report – 9th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloudy, sleet > snow higher up New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 90cm (Village); 250cm (Top of Goryu) It started off being just a cloudy morning with the top half of resorts covered in cloud, but since then in the last hour or so we have been getting stuff falling from the sky – borderline rain/sleet and it …

Hakuba Snow Report – 8th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Cloudy, hazy, sun shining through at times New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 90cm (Village); 250cm (Top of Goryu) It’s kind of a cloudy overcast hazy kind of morning here so far. The sun has been shining down through the haziness at times and in some places. I can see that it looks sunny up at the park …

Hakuba Snow Report – 7th Mar 2012

Weather conditions: Partly cloudy at the top and clearing up at the bottom. New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 100cm (Village); 255cm (Top of Goryu) Good morning from Hakuba – I woke up to a nice view of most of the valley which is quite a change from the past few days. At the moment it is partly cloudy, though …

Backcountry Conditions 3/3 Update

A good day to enjoy a soak in one of Nagano’s amazing natural onsens. Snow pack synopsis: The snow at elevation and above the resorts on the Northern aspects was very light and dry with near surface faceting contributing to the instability of this low density surface snow that is over riding the Rain crust of last week. Compression tests …

Backcountry Continues in Sunny Weather

We found some really nice snow in the Hakuba backcountry today. Despite warm temperatures, on the shady sides we found fine faceted sugar powder with a little graupel mixed in and a topping of surface hoar. It was fast, with a thaw crust some 15 cm below, but stable and fun! On sunny aspects, we found smooth-turning spring slush that …

Hakuba Snow Report – 4th Mar 2012

Sunday 4th March 2012, 11:19AM Weather conditions: Fine, due to cloud over this afternoon New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 110cm (Village); 275cm (Top of Goryu) A cloudy start to the day here in Hakuba but the sun is doing it’s thing on and off this morning and it has been clearing up as the morning progresses with more blue …

Hakuba Snow Report – 3rd Mar 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012, 10:07AM Weather conditions: Cloud, clearings over village at times New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 110cm (Village); 280cm (Top of Goryu) A cloudy start to the day here in Hakuba with very slight snow falling down lazily earlier on. A few resorts are reporting a bit of fresh snowfall – Cortina up to 5cm, 47 reporting …

Hakuba Snow Report – 2nd Mar 2012

Friday 2nd March 2012, 9:39AM Weather conditions: Cloud, snow, sleet New snowfall: 0 cm Snow depth: 110cm (Village); 280cm (Top of Goryu) It was just a cloudy start to the day today with no new snow to report. It’s keeping mild as well with the thermometer dipping to just -2 overnight in the village and this morning it is about …