Jan 1 2011

Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: 2-3 cm (lowder)
Snow depth: Hakuba Goryu Top : 210cm
Happy New Year from us here in Hakuba.

After perhaps a late start, it suddenly turned into a great start to what should be a great season.

There was a light dusting of snow overnight about 2-3cms here in the valley. It will probably be fairly quiet out on the resorts this morning as many were out partying hard late until the night.

There were some very gusty strong winds yesterday afternoon on Happo making for some cold skiers out there and moving any dry powder around. Expect some wind lips and cornices forming for sure out off exposed ridges.

Condition wise, it’s very good coverage top to bottom. Chopped powder, crud and groomers with some big moguls already forming too.

Enjoy the snow, pray for more and have a wonderful 2011.