Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 14th December 2017

Myoko Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 8:47am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sunny skies sweepin the clouds away this morning. Temps were at freezing last night, keeping snow levels static and fog to a minimum. A great day on the slopes overall today.

You can still slide from top to bottom at Akakura as one top lift is open at Kanko. If you're a boarder and hate crowds, though, Seki's your spot today.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
165cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
155cm (Akakura Onsen);
395cm (Seki Onsen)

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Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 10:05am
Weather conditions: Cloud, overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is warmer this morning.

The sun was out just before but seems to be taking a break at the moment and fairly overcast at the moment. It looks like it will just be cloud for the day, though later on tonight there is a good chance of rain and that to continue through tomorrow. It will rise to around 13 degrees in the early afternoon today.

Winds while not making much of an impact here at town level mean that Gala Yuzawa is not open today.

Last chance for Kandatsu, Iwappara and Maiko today....   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 10:11am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Visibility is better this morning but there is once again quite a bit of cloud around.

Snow is pretty much disappeared from the village area now and the lower slopes are looking rather patchy, but up top Yamabiko is still boasting over two and a half meters of snow, still plenty up there. Earlier this morning around 2 degrees up there, and 5 down in the village which will probably rise to double figures early in the afternoon.    Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 10:16am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fog
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning isn't the sunny morning we were promised yesterday, instead there is a lot of cloud around - more than yesterday - and visibility up on the top of the mountain is low. Temperature in the village will rise to double figures today.

Lifts open at Naeba today:

Dragondola9
Prine No 2 Gondola
No 3 quad lift
No 5 quad lift
No 4 romance (pair) lift
Takenokodaira romance (pair) lift
Hiuchi No 1 romance (pair) lift   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 10:19am
Weather conditions: partially cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A warm calm morning in Hakuba with lots of people heading to the Hakuba 47 terrain park for some spring jibbing and jumping. Those mogul mashers are hard at work trying to see if they can carve down through the 3 metres plus of snow on Usagi Daira, Happo. And of course the early morning carvers on ski and board are out in force up high on Hakuba Goryu's Alps Daira.

The last day of operation for Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo One and Tsugaike will be May 6th. It is always novel to go for a ski in your shorts on a May morning and then enjoy a picnic lunch underneath the blooming cherry trees before getting a good Mt. bike ride in or enjoying a relaxing afternoon on lake Aokiko. Yep it's that month of the year in Hakuba where you can enjoy all that Hakuba has to offer.

Take care if heading off piste or in the trees as there are open glide cracks in the snow, hollow sections that can collapse and wet snow avalanches on steep lines on any aspects. Those heading backcountry should be aware of also rockfall coming down from melting snow, rocks and trees on the snow surface and water flowing under the snow that can make crossing creeks and gullies potentially treacherous.

Avalanche Advisory:

Below tree line: Low

Tree line: Low

Alpine: Moderate   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 11:03am
Weather conditions: High overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cooler day yesterday helped to develop a nice snowfall in the afternoon surprising many. The mountain did not see much benefit from the system passing through and has returned today to our high overcast, mild day.

The forecast is for an increase in the cloud and a slight drop in temperatures which should lead to another snowfall tomorrow above 1000m. The mountain is still fun up high so another good day out and about.   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Sunday 13th April 2008, 15:28pm
Weather conditions: clear skies, warm day
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A beautiful spring day today. Good top to bottom skiing of a softening cover of snow. The ropeway and top chair number 3 offer access to the entire Furano zone. The snowfall yesterday did not settle and it stopped snowing around 6pm last night.

Expect the temperatures to get hotter early next week, with an expected top of 16 degrees on Wednesday.
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Yuzawa Now
14th Dec, 9:55am
Zao Now
14th Dec, 9:47
Naeba Now
14th Dec, 9:28am
Madarao Now
14th Dec, 9:25
Appi Kogen Now
14th Dec, 9:07
Hakuba Now
14th Dec, 8:59
Grandeco Now
14th Dec, 8:58
Furano Now
14th Dec, 8:51
Myoko Now
14th Dec, 8:44am
Nozawa Onsen Now
14th Dec, 8:43am
Minakami Now
14th Dec, 8:34
Shiga Kogen Now
14th Dec, 8:26
Niseko Now
14th Dec, 8:23
Geto Kogen Now
14th Dec, 7:50

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