Hakuba Snow Report: Colder start to the day

Not much snow to speak of, maybe 10cm or so, but the weather has become colder again so that is one positive. It was -10℃ when it dawned at Tsugaike this morning. Hopefully will bring snow forth tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime it’s been pretty foggy with the runs mostly fogged over and limited visibility.

Once again avalanche danger is high with some recent incidents (one serious) so please be very careful out there. Check the Hakuba Avalanche advisory before heading out into the backcountry.

Some fairly spectacular fireworks last night over on Goryu

Tsugaike Heli Ski and Snowboard Tours opened this weekend and will be offered until May 6. The cost is 10,000 yen for adults and 9,000 yen for children. This was the view from the drop off point this morning.

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

Happo-one 180cm
Tsugaike 250cm
Goryu 255cm
Hakuba 47 249cm
Iwatake 180cm
Norikura 160cm
Cortina 320cm
Kashimayari 150cm

Hakuba Snow Report: Saturday 04 February 2012

More Snow!!

Snow was on the forecast today, however I think everyone has been pleasantly surprised with how much has fallen throughout the day. We awoke to about 3-4cm on the car here in the valley, with Goryu reporting 10-20cm. When we left Goryu at 1.30pm there was about 15cm on top of our car and as I type this it is still snowing nicely. Cross your fingers, do your snow dances and hope for a powder day tomorrow!

(Depths as reported on www.snownavi.com)

Happo-one 230cm
Tsugaike 290cm
Goryu 305cm
Hakuba 47 250cm
Iwatake 170cm
Norikura 230cm
Cortina 370cm
Kashimayari 200cm