Hakuba Snow Report: 3rd February, 2012

Sun poking it’s head through today. Starting to pack down on the groomers but still plenty of powder off to the sides and in the trees. Virtually no-one on the slopes – like a ghost town but a great day to be alive! Here’s a shot from the start of play this morning on Happo.

Current snow depths in Hakuba (thanks to Snow Navi).

Happo-one 220cm
Tsugaike 300cm
Goryu 300cm
Hakuba 47 250cm
Iwatake 180cm
Norikura 250cm
Cortina 360cm
Kashimayari 200cm

Don’t forget that the Hakuba Snow Festival starts next week – held between February 10 to 19  it’s the main event of the 2011-12 winter season in Hakuba. See here for more details.

The frequency and style of the Hakuba snow reports will be changing somewhat as this writer heads off to Hokkaido to check out the annual snow festivals in Asahikawa, Otaru and Sapporo plus plunder some pow. However the all new Hakuba-Guy will be stepping up to the plate to take up the slack.

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