Hakuba snow report, 17 January 2013: Sunny day in Hakuba

Apologies for a lack of reporting thus far this season as both of our Hakuba snow & ski correspondents have recently gone MIA.

The current temperature in Hakuba (Happo-one) is -4 degrees with 10cm fresh snow reported overnight. Snow is compacted so make sure your edges are sharp. There is some wind about today running about 2m/s. There has been some light snow with further snow showers expected. The sun is shining brightly and vision is good.

Sunny day at Hakuba Happo-one

Sunny day at Hakuba Happo-one

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

Happo-one – 190cm
Tsugaike – 260cm
Goryu – 270cm
Hakuba 47 – 210cm
Iwatake – 140cm
Kashimayari – 120cm
Norikura – 160cm
Cortina – 280cm

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Hakuba Snow Report 18 Dec – Sunny day at Hakuba

Its a sunny day at Hakuba with firm snow. You will need to have your edges sharp if you’re higher up today.  Lower down the sun is starting to soften the snow and some bumps are forming. There have been high winds further up the mountain which has prevented some lifts from operating at various times.

Sunny day at Hakuba

Sunny day at Hakuba happo-one

Even for a Monday there are some crowded car parks so people must be making the most of the early snowfalls and sunny day at Hakuba. Hoping for the expected snow from Tue-Thurs to top up with some of the nice fluffy stuff – just before the world ends on Friday. So make sure to get in some Hakuba pow before the apocalypse. 😉

View from the gondola at Tsuigake Kogen

View from the gondola at Tsuigake Kogen

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

  • Happo-one – 170cm
  • Tsugaike – 260cm
  • Goryu – 175cm
  • Hakuba 47 – 135cm
  • Iwatake – 115cm
  • Kashimayari – 60cm
  • Norikura – 65cm
  • Cortina – 190cm

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Hakuba Snow Report: 19 February, 2012

Doesn’t get much better than today in Hakuba. Here’s the scene from Sanosaka. Been up to 40cm of freshies dumped in the last 24 hours. Get out and into it!

This is what it looked like yesterday – thanks to Smitty at ski.com.au

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

Happo-one 210cm
Tsugaike 280cm
Goryu 335cm
Hakuba 47 244cm
Iwatake 190cm
Norikura 220cm
Cortina 345cm
Kashimayari 185cm

Hakuba Snow Report: 2nd February 2012

At least 30cm of freshies on piste at Iwatake this morning.

Some lifts/courses closed this morning due to avalanche danger but more than enough powder snow to go around anyway! Here’s a shot from Kashimayari

A bit of improvement in the snow base as could be expected. Current snow depths in Hakuba (thanks to Snow Navi).

Happo-one 220cm
Tsugaike 290cm
Goryu 280cm
Hakuba 47 250cm
Iwatake 180cm
Norikura 230cm
Cortina 360cm
Kashimayari 180cm

Sunshine on the way tomorrow. Remember to stay layered up today.  It’s -4°C at Hakuba Station and several degrees colder up the top!