The wind that caused us trouble yesterday already, didn't stop until today.
Because of that almost every lift was stopping from time to time.
To make matters worse, after the day started cloudy, it was raining the wind got even stronger, we had a thunderstorm, after that it was sleeting, then snowing, returning to just cloudy and finally it cleared up and we had blue sky!
The temperature also had a 10℃ change if you compare the morning and afternoon!
What's wrong with this weather?
This is what you call abnormal weather conditions, right?
I wish it would calm down a little bit...
Due to the thunderstorm not only Hakuba47, but every ski resort in Hakuba had to put all lifts on hold.
Everyone who came to take part in the snowboard cross competition had to wait until we could operate the lifts again. This weren't the best conditions...!
But after we opened the lifts, everything went smoothly.
It was a really close race!
We will leave this part of the slope the way it was for the race and when we open it for everyone again tomorrow, you can try and challenge the snowboard cross course!
This weekend there was no entrance fee for the Kids Area.
Although the weather wasn't the best, we had a lot of families coming to Hakuba47.
The Kids Area will be opened till the end of March, so there are still a few more chances to come and have good family time!
A kid brought some souvenirs to the ticket counter!
It's called "My Family".
We have Daddy, Mommy, my little brother and me, and the dog.
The next one was granny, but the hands were already cold, so the kid just left...
I hope the family had a great time in Hakuba47.
Next weekend is the "Kids Ski Free Weekend" again, every child who is still in primary school (in general younger than 11 years old) will get their lift ticket for free.
We're waiting for all the families~~
Today is the first day of the Hakuba47 Gelande Festa!
At various places the staff was waiting for the guests wearing costumes.
We have events like treasure hunting, the dressed up staff and the Kids Area is free this weekend.
Today's treasure hunting was only for couples. They had to do a three-leg race.
We had 50 couples taking part.
They were hunting for prizes like lift tickets or products sponsored by BOLT.
We had a pretty strong wind all over the area today.
I know, no one is responsible for the weather, but at least for the weekend when we have a lot of guests it would be nice to have better weather (or at least no wind, so we can open all the lifts...).
So this is the schedule for tomorrow:
Handing out Puffed Rice
Where: Gondola Base Station
When: 11:00 & 14:00
Handing out roast beef
Where: Gondola top station, restaurant "Carol"
Coca Cola Drinking Competition
Where: Restaurant "Alice"
When: Starting 13:30
Handing out pork from Hakuba village
Where: In front of the ticket counter
When: Starting 14:30
Cosplay (costume play) by staff members
The whole day~
Kids Area entry is free the whole day.
Please enjoy your time at Hakuba47!
It was raining in the morning, but around 8am it stopped and the sun was shining.
As it was already warm weather, it felt like Golden Week.
The snow became pretty stiff because of that and it was like spring snow.
You couldn't go really fast with this kind of snow, but on the Intermediate and Advanced Level slopes, it was nice to enjoy this spring-like day.
The person in the picture is Mr. S of our Gondola Staff.
He's working at the stairs of the Gondola top station. But what is this white powder?
It's ammonium sulfate. It's actually a bit early. We'd prefer to keep it inside for a bit longer. We use is to stiffen up the snow that has gotten too soft. We wish for a bit more snow at the end of the season...
So finallly tomorrow and the day after, we have a weekend packed with events! We have a camp and a competition. In the upper part of R-5 and a part of R-6 we prepared a snowboard cross course. The snowboard school will hold a camp and a competition there on Saturday and Sunday.
We are sorry for causing inconveniences due to closing a part of the slopes.
We also have this:
It was already written on Facebook, but there will be free Roast-Beef at Carol starting at 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
We hand out tickets to the first 50 guests who arrive at Carol.
I already had the chance to try it today, it was really good!
You shouldn't miss out on that!
There are more events this weekend!
It will be a lot of fun, so please come and enjoy the weekend at Hakuba47!