Snow and weather reports posted on Wednesday 21st March 2018

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 7:56am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fog, light snow in places
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Good morning - it's a mild morning here, but a mix of weather going on early on. It's foggy outside though that will probably clear up. Right where I am (Maruike) it is just cloudy right now, but a few places are reporting light snow this morning. Snow is on the forecast for today and indeed also tomorrow so hopefully we might get more than a sprinkling on the slopes.... will let you know.

The following resort plans to be open for nighta tonight:
Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of 10th March 09:

Sun Valley:
Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 8:06am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light snow (Kagura)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning it is just cloudy, though it looks like we have had some sleet/rain earlier as the roads are wet. The forecast has us down for rain turning into sleet and turning into snow by this evening in the town. (Kagura is reporting that light snow us currently falling up on the top area of the resort). Snow is also forecast for tonight, so we are feeling hopeful that we can welcome a new cover of snow in the next few days.

It is currently 3 degrees in Yuzawa with a slight breeze.

We'll update this page later on today with the latest....

Nighta tonight is at the following resorts in Yuzawa:

Official resort snow depths @ 9th Mar 09, AM: (to be updated for today later)
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura Mitsumata:
GALA Yuzawa:
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu:
NASPA Ski Garden:
Yuzawa Kogen:
Yuzawa Park:
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Kayama Captain Coast:
110cm   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 10:02am
Weather conditions: Low cloud with sun - changeable.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Judging by the ferocity of the sun light beaming through the Shoji this morning, I actually thought the room was visiting heaven. Things have clouded over a bit now and just as I say that, the sun still struggles to beam through. There was even a spattering of rain on my face as I opened the door to the bar too. So let's just say its changeable today.

Warm temperatures again today but with wind too. Gondola No1 closed today with all the other usual operations acting normally.

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Furano Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 10:46am
Weather conditions: Overcast, light snow.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No new snow overnight. Overcast with very light snow forecast today and tomorrow, perhaps 5 cm today and 10 cm tomorrow.

Winds are very light.

Think Snow. Think Powder. Think spring skiing.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 10:54am
Weather conditions: Sunny / Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Nice sunny day this morning but clouds coming in and a bit of a chill in the air, perhaps signalling the snowfall forecast for tonight.

Nicely groomed slopes and not too soft yet...soft enough to have fun but still fast snow.

Temperatures were mild this morning - 0 degrees at the top at 6AM, but our weather station is measuring -5 at 2050 now, probably some windchill from the 10-15m/s NW winds.

Snow is on the radar for tonight and tomorrow morning...hoping for another surprise.

Official resort snow depths on 10th Mar 09:
45cm (Shirakaba)
55cm (Sakka/Kitaone)
175cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
80cm (Iimori)
100cm (Toomi)
215cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
120cm (Kanenonaruoka)
120cm (Maruyama)
255cm (Tsuganomori)
Hakuba Iwatake:
50cm (Shomen)
150cm (Sancho)
Sun Alpina Sanosaka:
Hakuba Minekata:
Hakuba Highland:
closed for the season   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 11:07am
Weather conditions: Sunny, but clouding over
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Winter is scheduled to make an encore appearance and this morning's warm temperatures, sunny skies, and southerly breezes will give way to snow from around noon as a low pressure front moves in from the west. It's supposed to snow off and on through the weekend and we need it at this point because the recent good weather has resulted in daily declines in snow depths. The weather folks say that the front will bring mostly below freezing temperatures for the duration. The wind is beginning to pick up now (at 11 a.m.).

Visibility is good this morning and the slopes are mostly uncrowded. Piste conditions are a bit slushy again this morning. The temperature at the top is still hovering around zero, but it's 6ยบ at the base.

Yesterday afternoon turned out to be lovely, warm and sunny, although perhaps better suited to sitting on the terrace in the sun with your favorite beverage in hand than to winter sports. The slopes were mighty slushy.

In upcoming events, the popular annual Kumado Nighter Cup, featuring night ski and snowboard races, will be held this Saturday, the 14th.

Official resort snow depths:

185cm (at top)
Akakura Onsen:
Seki Onsen:
250cm   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 11:08am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, snow and light rain in the village.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
In Nozawa this morning the clouds are rolling in and snow is due to fall soon. After the warm weather yesterday the snow condition across the mountain is icy. Base depths are unchanged with 220cm at Yamabiko and 160cm at Uenotaira. Temperature is currently -1C at the summit. The wind is quite strong with a 25km/h North-Westerly blowing. Visibility is varying across the mountain from good to white.

All today and tomorrow good snow should fall on the mountain with some rain in the village. Winds will remain strong and temperatures will drop to at least -10C during the day tomorrow.

All courses are open except Challenge 39, Kurokura and Hachiman.

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Niseko Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 11:52am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy with some snow showers
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday was very mild and it definitely felt like spring had arrived. Last night the rain held off until the early hours of the morning but it was fairly brief and today it is mostly cloudy and still a little mild but some snow showers to village level have begun. Heavier not expected to come till later today and then continue tomorrow. Some further light falls will continue into Thursday. Friday will see another stronger system approach and from the west and although we may get some rain again at first it looks like we may get some good snowfalls to follow.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 345cm
Bottom - 150cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 380cm
Bottom - 160cm

Top - 450cm
Bottom - 195cm
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Minakami Now!

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 14:03pm
Weather conditions: Overcast and raining
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Light rain falling at the valley at present but the forecast is saying that it should turn to snow from mid afternoon. If the forecast is correct it will snow all day tomorrow as well bringing some much needed snow to Minakami.

It is a very mixed bag of weather this week with more rain forecast on Friday and the early hours of Saturday with snow coming in from midday Saturday through to Sunday. This could change later this week as the forecast has been very changeable recently.   Read more ...

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