|New snowfall:||15 cm|
|Snow depth:||135 cm (Goryu base) 200 cm (Goryu top)|
|Weather in Hakuba is currently snowing and the forecast calls for it to continue all day.
Hakuba village received 15-17cm of snow overnight, so on-hill conditions will get a much needed powder input. Expect light and dry powder on terrain above 1500m and great skiing on all aspects. Bring a hooded jacket and good goggles today as you will need them.
The low pressure system circling Japan is expected to stick around for 3 days with healthy snowfall forecast, so make the most of it and get some while it dumps.
Avalanche Conditions in the Hakuba Area:
Rapid loading on all aspects, continued heavy snowfall for the next 3 days will most likely see this trend continued. Due caution should be taken on steep unsupported terrain, wind loaded lee-ward slopes and convex slopes.
Official resort snow depths on 31st Dec 09: