Hakuba Snow Report: 3rd February, 2012

Sun poking it’s head through today. Starting to pack down on the groomers but still plenty of powder off to the sides and in the trees. Virtually no-one on the slopes – like a ghost town but a great day to be alive! Here’s a shot from the start of play this morning on Happo.

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

Happo-one 220cm
Tsugaike 300cm
Goryu 300cm
Hakuba 47 250cm
Iwatake 180cm
Norikura 250cm
Cortina 360cm
Kashimayari 200cm

Don’t forget that the Hakuba Snow Festival starts next week – held between February 10 to 19  it’s the main event of the 2011-12 winter season in Hakuba. See here for more details.

The frequency and style of the Hakuba snow reports will be changing somewhat as this writer heads off to Hokkaido to check out the annual snow festivals in Asahikawa, Otaru and Sapporo plus plunder some pow. However the all new Hakuba-Guy will be stepping up to the plate to take up the slack.

Hakuba Snow Report: January 6th, 2012

After a huge dump we are looking at a big weekend in Hakuba this weekend. As of this afternoon reported base depths in Hakuba resorts were:
Hakuba 47 196cm
Cortina 260cm
Happo-one 140cm
Tsugaike 210cm
Goryu 215cm
Iwatake 120cm

Weather alternated today between sunny, windy and cloudy. But coverage is great and there were lots of happy skiers/boarders out.

Budgie Smuggler in the trees at Hakuba today – pic posted at ski.com.au

Bluebird day at Goryu – pic thanks to Snow Navi

Writer needed – Hakuba Snow & Weather Report

Hakuba Snow Report: 4 January, 2012

Things are looking up here in Hakuba. A good dump of snow early yesterday followed by a brilliant bluebird day. This morning is quite foggy. Good visibility down low but murky up higher. Should clear later on hopefully. Current temperature -2 with a top expected of 1.

Video taken yesterday. Courtesy of the Morino Crew.

Hakuba Snow Report – writer needed