Hakuba Snow Report – 12th Dec 2011

Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, blue skies
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow depth: 0-1cm (village); 45cm (Top of Goryu)

Hakuba is actually quite balmy today and the snow we had yesterday morning is rapidly melting. Pretty much all the snow in the village is melted off or will melt off today. Although at higher elevations the snow should remain intact and the base should not change too much on the slope(s) that are open.

The weather is looking quite nice for the start of this week and progressively getting colder and more chance of snow coming in later in the week.

Currently open resorts are Goryu (just Alps Dai ichi pair lift) Hakuba 47 (line 8). You need to ride the Goryu gondola to access the upper run shared by Hakuba 47 and Goryu.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 13th), Happo One is planning to open the Kurobishi run with access via the Gondola. They plan to open up at 9:10am and run through until 4pm with specially discounted tickets for the first few days.

Please do keep in mind that the snow is shallow and there are lots of rocks, shrubs and things poking out.

We are getting stoked on the prospect of having all our resorts here in Hakuba open. With any luck the snow will come soon and we will be able to ski top to bottom!