Friday 18th December

With continued snow over the past 24 hrs. Hakuba Village received approximately 30cm of fresh. This is more like the Hakuba we all know and love. Steady falling big flakes, no wind and cold dry powder!

This new snow has allowed more courses to be open on the hills. Even non-groomed runs will have fresh tracks this morning. Enjoy the powder but be aware there is not much of a base out there and thus you may hit some stuff under the snow, rocks trees etc.

Forecast is for more good snowfall today and Hakuba definitely needs it and will welcome it. With the new snowfall expect more areas and resorts opening for the weekend.

Observed new snow: 30cm

Weather conditions: snowing
New snowfall: 30 cm (village)
Snow depth: 40cm (Goryu base) 85 cm (Goryu top)