Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 19th January 2018

Furano Now!

Monday 16th November 2015, 10:25am
Weather conditions: Was a light cloud cover this morning, but at 10.30am it's now patchy.
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Furano is warm this morning, and forecast to be warmer tomorrow.

Temperature was about 10C in Kitanomine Village at 6.30am. Forecast high today is 13C at midday. Looking likely.

PHOTO 1: View from Kitanomine Village back towards Furano town at 6.30am.
PHOTO 2: View of melting snow behind a sunlit Naturwald Hotel at 6.30am.

Week ahead is forecast to be rainy tomorrow, then sunny or cloudy for the following five days.

But we shall see.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 16th November 2015, 11:46am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Good morning from Nozawa and it's nicer this morning than it was over the rather wet weekend!

A fairly mild morning with the sun out at times, it still very much feels like autumn at the moment.

There's more rain on the way this week, with perhaps the chance of a bit of snow higher up but probably nothing significant.

Nozawa hopes to be able to open on Saturday 28th November.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 16th November 2015, 11:50am
Weather conditions: Cloud, some blue sky, some sun
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Hello from Hakuba this Monday lunchtime. Some blue sky around and a fair bit of cloud but right now the sun is out and it feels mild.

No snowfall to report at the moment with rain expected from tomorrow and through a good part of the week. That might mean some sprinkling of snow at higher elevations but nothing likely that will help any resorts for next weekend.

Below are the planned season dates for the ski and snowboard resorts around Hakuba including those in Otari... in alphabetical order.

As you can see some of the big names hoping to be open as soon as next weekend, but that is obviously going to depend on snowfall - ie. if there is any! Each of the resort names below are linked to information on SnowJapan, including weekly forecasts that are updated multiple times each day.

Planned resort opening dates

Hakuba 47:
Late November until 6th May

Hakuba Cortina:
12th December until 3rd April

Hakuba Goryu:
Late November until 8th May

Hakuba Happo-one:
21st November until 8th May

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field:
18th December until 27th March

Hakuba Norikura Onsen:
Mid December until late March

Hakuba Sanosaka:
Mid December until 3rd April

Early December until mid April

Tsugaike Kogen:
Late November until early May   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Myoko Now
19th Jan, 11:51am
Naeba Now
19th Jan, 10:24am
Shiga Kogen Now
19th Jan, 9:32
Yuzawa Now
19th Jan, 9:13am
Zao Now
19th Jan, 9:07
Niseko Now
19th Jan, 9:00am
Madarao Now
19th Jan, 8:45
Hakuba Now
19th Jan, 8:37
Nozawa Onsen Now
19th Jan, 8:17
Geto Kogen Now
19th Jan, 7:55
Grandeco Now
19th Jan, 7:51
Furano Now
19th Jan, 7:39
Minakami Now
18th Jan, 11:00
Appi Kogen Now
18th Jan, 7:20