Apologies for no report yesterday, I had a big day on the slopes followed by farewell sake for the rest of my travelling group!
In short, yesterday was a lot of fun. I probably had about 3-5cm on my car in the valley, yet there was a good 10cm at the base of Hakuba 47 and about 20cm or so from the top of the gondola and higher (these are just observed measurements, not official and I wasn’t using a ruler). With very few people on the runs, this meant powder turns for a lot of the day. The new snow had mostly covered the ice, however lower areas of Goryu and through some of the steeper trees I still managed to scrape the ice base.
I have included a few pictures from the day. The picture with my glove and snow on the roof of my car shows how much fell at the base of Hakuba 47 between 8am and 3pm.
Today I awoke to more snow with about 3-4cm on my car. Didn’t get on to the slopes today, but I am assuming that conditions would have been similar to yesterday with the ice layer covered even more.
Forecast looks for snow to be tapering off over the weekend with the potential for rain on Monday (fingers crossed that doesn’t happen). At this stage the next storm cycle looks to begin around Tuesday/Wednesday next week.