Hakuba Snow Report – 27th Jan 2012

Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 40 cm (village)
Snow depth: 130cm (Village); 260cm (Top of Goryu)
Yesterday was good, but Hakuba saw the most snowfall so far this season overnight in the village with a good 30-40cms accumulation and much more snow on the cars than there has been since some time last season. Very nice to see. Goryu reported around 50cm up until now (late lunchtime) and now has a base of 260cm up top.

Snow blowers, bulldozers etc are out in full force around the village, and on the resorts there is nothing but powder and smiles – and the occasional skier hunting for a lost ski in the powder and snowboarder digging themselves out!

Snow continues to fall today and there’s nothing really but more snow on the forecast – it seems we’re finally getting our share of the heavy snow that has been bombarding the country through January.

The weekend actually looks like it might let up slightly though, perhaps not as full-on as today and we may even see some clear times. That looks like it will be followed by lots of snow on Monday and especially Tuesday-Wednesday – we’ll be here and no matter how it pans out we certainly won’t be complaining.

As per yesterdays notice though – take care out there.