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Hakuba Snow Report 27 Jan 2013: More snow and great conditions

Hakuba Snow Report for 27 January 2013. There is great vision this morning after an early sunrise. There is 20cm fresh snow in the village on top of the approximately one metre or so that had fallen over the previous 48 hours. At Happo they are reporting that Nakiyama slopesRead More …


Hakuba Ski Resort

Hakuba Ski Resort in Nagano is one of Japan’s most popular ski areas and hosts many fine ski resort areas.


Hakuba Snow Report: April snow / Hakuba closing dates

April Fools Day – but it’s no joke – it’s snowing again! Despite still having great bases today is the last day of the season at Cortina, Norikura, Iwatake and Sanosaka. Minekata and Kashimayari are already closed. Happo-one and 47 are closing several lifts but hope to keep some areasRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Good base, firm snow

After a huge dump earlier this week (maybe best of the season!) there’s been a couple of warm days in Hakuba with no snow to speak of as the end game looms here for many resorts. There is a still a very good base at most Hakuba resorts (see below) and theRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: The season is not done yet

he season has started to wind down a bit in Hakuba but that is no reflection on the amount of snow around. There has been a bit of rain (plus a lot of wind!) about and that has added to the danger/instability in the backcountry so people are advised toRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Lots of the fresh stuff today!

Been some good falls since the last report with some Hakuba resorts reporting increased base of up to 30cm. It was fairly bright start to the morning but clouds have been coming in gradually. Fairly busy today with the national holiday and many Tokyoites and others taking the opportunity forRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Good day for an onsen

Very miserable in Hakuba today. Bit of rain about that appears set to continue for most of the day. Temperatures are above freezing but hopefully that may turn around in the next day or two to bring forth some snow. Still a fair crowd in today so might be aRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: Sunny day with some fresh snow

We’ve had some good falls since our last report (about 20-30cm) and that has continued through to this morning. Gorgeous bluebird afternoon with a low of -9 ° this morning and presently at our high of 3° There are lots of people now heading out for the backcountry. Important! Avoid all avalancheRead More …


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 runsRead More …


Hakuba Snow Report: A murky day here

Feels as if it’s spring already in Hakuba. The sky is overcast, starting the day early with only thin clouds but becoming thicker and murkier as the day goes on. Warm at the bottom of the slopes (2.0℃) and a little bit colder up top (-3.6℃). Not too much newRead More …


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