Hakuba Snow Report: 23 February 2012

No recent snowfall in Hakuba. It’s a misty day – fairly clear at the bottom of the slopes and a little limited up higher (but clearing). We are hoping we will see some sun as the day goes on but there’s the possibility of some rain showers as well.

Current temps: 3° at Hakuba Station and -6° at the top of the lifts

This was the scene in Happo yesterday

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

Happo-one 190cm
Tsugaike 260cm
Goryu 305cm
Hakuba 47 225cm
Iwatake 180cm
Norikura 190cm
Cortina 355cm
Kashimayari 170cm

Some sweet Hakuba backcountry from yesterday

Hakuba Snow Report: 13 February 2012

I spent the day in the backcountry yesterday and was absolutely exhausted last night , so i’ll do a wrap up of today and yesterday.


Started out at Tsugaike on the 8am gondola and went into the backcountry from there. About 30cm + had fallen at an elevation of approximately 1650m asl, and while not supra light powder, still made for very pleasant riding. The morning consisted of snow, however this began cleaning mid morning and it was mostly clear from around lunch time. There was also little wind about and this was a stark contrast from Happo which we could across the valley and it appeared to have much stronger winds.

The sun warmed south facing slopes during the day and we saw no tracks on any of the larger north facing slopes. Normally this would be surprising for a Sunday, however I think everyone is still spooked after the big slide at Happo.

I have included some pictures below.

Today :

Woke up this morning to no snow in the valley, so decided to take the day off. Went for a bit of a walk around Hakuba and I put some pics up below of the valley and surrounding mountains. Temperatures remained fairly cool, however I would say they peaked around zero, or slightly above (in the valley). Snowing as I type this, but the snow is falling straight down, not the nice fluffy stuff we normally expect. Forecast is for temperatures to rise, but fingers crossed they remain cool enough for snow, even if it will be elephant snot.

Forecast after Wednesday is looking pretty good with heavy falls currently predicted for Friday. Fingers crossed the forecast holds.

Hakuba Snow Report: 20th January, 2012

Hakuba Snow Report – PM

Hakuba was greeted with a light cover of fresh snow this morning with continuing sprinkles throughout the day. Made just for a nice little bit of carving as can be seen here in Tsugaike (thanks to Snow Navi).

Temperature: Top of mountain -4.1°C / Presently 0°C at Hakuba Station
Southeast wind, 8.6m/s
New Snow Last 8hrs: Top 6cm/Base 4cm
Weather today: Sporadic light snow and mostly cloudy
Tomorrow’s forecast: Pretty much same as today!

Our Hakuba video today shows activity up on Hakuba Yarigatake yesterday.

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