Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 15th December 2017
Friday 13th November 2015, 8:34am
Clear blue skies
Morning from Yuzawa and what a lovely morning it is as well.
Somewhat chilly overnight but the sun is out this morning and I can't see any clouds. It should be a fine day to be out with temperatures forecast to rise to around 16 degrees later in this afternoon.
This was mentioned over on the Naeba Now report, but over at Kagura they have put down a large area of 'snow mats' at the Mitsumata area. 1100m of them actually on the Family Course - so it's a substantial area. They've even got 100+m of moguls in there on the side. This means that Kagura (Mitsumata) is now going to be open during the summer months when there's no snow.
It also means that Kagura will definitely be open on the 21st November as planned.... even with no natural snow.
The forecast isn't looking too hopefully for any snow over the next week - even higher up.
I'll update the page in the first part of next week with more.
Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):
A very fine morning it is too. Sunny and bright with clear blue skies. Of course, we would all prefer a blizzard of heavy snowfall, but I'm sure there will be plenty of that. Patience!
Today it might get to around 10 degrees in town later on and temperatures may rise slightly higher over the weekend. Lower numbers are expected early in the week but rain is more likely than snow... perhaps snow around Tuesday?
It's just over one week now before Grand Hirafu hopes/plans to open.
Next update early next week. Have a good weekend.
Planned opening dates for the Niseko resorts:
Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday 21st November Niseko Annupuri: Saturday 28th November Niseko Village: Tuesday 1st December Niseko HANAZONO: Saturday 5th December
Nighta should be starting on Saturday 12th December Read more ...
Friday 13th November 2015, 14:12pm
It is a truly stunning sunny day today.
G'day from sunny Furano
Well, this morning there was so much fog and low cloud I couldn't see the resort from the very base of it, but now it's glorious.
PHOTO 1 - Resort area with a small 'cloud sea' and a bit of snow up high. Onion truck in the foreground. PHOTO 2 - This morning's frost on my car. Brrrr. Was -1C at about 6.30am.
Looks like tomorrow should be sunny as well, but forecast still showing rain for Sunday. High of 12 forecast that day, and only a low of 2, so it's hard to imagine this snow forming our base.