Monday 21st December 2009

More fresh dry powder today here in Hakuba! Continued snow flurries over the last 24hrs have made for great conditions all over the hills. Sweet powder lines all over the resorts and skiers and boarders should have no trouble finding deep snow to play in.

Chopped powder, packed powder, and groomed runs….right now the resorts have it all.

Light snow expected throughout today. Then cold temperatures expected until Wednesday…then light rain is forecasted. Hopefully this will fall as snow.

Observed snow over the past 24hrs: 24cms (at Happo Base)

Currently open: Sun Alpina, Sanosaka (pair lift only), Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo-One, Iwatake (only Gondola and 3 chair), Tsugaike, Cortina (3 lifts open & limited runs)

Official resort snow depths on 21st Dec 09:

70cm (Shirakaba)
80cm (Sakka/Kitaone)
170cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
125cm (Iimori)
125cm (Toomi)
185cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
120cm (Kanenonaruoka)
130cm (Maruyama)
224cm (Tsuganomori)
Hakuba Iwatake:
80cm (Shomen)
110cm (Sancho)
Sun Alpina Sanosaka: