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!
It was as if the strong wind we had yesterday blew away the winter, and the cold weather we had before in Hakuba just became very warm and feels like spring already.
Even on top of the mountain it was +8℃. It was ok, with only one layer underneath your jacket. You would just be sweating if you wear more than that.
As expected the snow became a bit slushy because of the warm temperature.
But Hakuba is an area with heavy snowfall.
It will surely snow a few more times, so maybe you will be lucky and have the chance to have powder snow again.
But don't make the mistake and dress too lightly!
This weekend's forecast is minus degrees and snow!
This weekend (March 9th and 10th) we have the "Hakuba47 Gelande Festa", but we will also hold a snowboard school camp and a competition. You can call it a preliminary for event that will be hold on March 20th by the JSBA (Japan Snowboarding Association).
As the track will almost be the same for both competitions it's a good chance to practice!
The terrain park on R-4 was closed for another remake today.
Because we had a lot of snow this season the park should be ok even until Golden Week (beginning of May).
We're very sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the terrain park today.
This remake was needed to ensure and keep the level of security for all the items.
We will be opening the park again tomorrow!