Hakuba Snow Report: 11 January, 2012

As I write this they’ve just turned the lights on for the night skiing. Been a fairly murky day in Hakuba with plenty of snow on and off the whole day. Around 20-25cm or so in the last 12-18 hours which has put some nice cover of pow over the top of the groomers. Reasonably clear at the bottom/middle (as can be seen from this afternoon’s shot at Iwatake) but foggier up top. Fairly cold with a -9C recording at the top of the lifts. Also very few crowds.

On Goryu (see pic below) they have a good base but the snow is inconsistent. At the top is either slow or fast and at the bottom it’s a bit heavy and flaky. Check out the snow consistency towards the end of the Hakuba snow video below

Hakuba snow base depths remain about the same as previous reports.

Sanosaka
110cm
Hakuba Iwatake
125cm
Hakuba Goryu
210cm
Happo-one
150cm
Hakuba47
195cm
Hakuba Minekata
70cm
Tsugaike Kogen
200cm
Kashimayari
135cm

Tomorrow (Thursday) should be a cracker for skiing with good hopes for a bluebird day and a nice fresh cover of Hakuba pow. So get to bed early and get into in the morning! Here’s a video from today courtesy of the Morino crew.

Hakuba Snow Report: Writer wanted