Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 14th December 2017

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 17th April 2011, 10:32am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We did get some rain yesterday along with strong winds blowing around for a while but things had cleared up by evening. It got quite cold overnight though and while the day started off with a fair bit of cloud hanging on they have moved on now and it's blue skies once again now. It isn't going to be as warm today with a high of around 10 degrees, and obviously colder up at Kagura.

Tomorrow should be quite decent as well but still Tuesday evening into Wednesday is still looking promising for some snowfall up at Kagura. It will most likely be nasty wet rain down below but a decent cover of new snow is looking possible.

Official snow depth @ Sunday 17th April 2011 AM

Kagura:
360cm

Operations at Kagura (17th April):

Kagura:
- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata No1 Quad
- Mitsumata No2 Quad
- Mitsumata No2 Pair
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura No1 Quad
- Kagura No1 Pair
- Kagura No4 Pair
- Kagura No5 Pair

The downhill course from the bottom of the Mitsumata slopes to the Mitsumata car park is also open.

At Kandatsu one pair lift and the two quads are operating for the weekend.   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Sunday 17th April 2011, 10:53am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday and today's weather could not possibly be more different. Whereas Saturday saw a balmy 15 degree rain storm sweep through the area, Furano awoke to what could possibly be the last snow storm of the season! Winds changed over night and are currently howling out of the North, pushing temps just below freezing. It's been snowing buckets since the wee hours of the morning, but the recent warm weather is keeping it from accumulating too much down in the village. HOWEVER, on the Furano Zone side of the mountain there is still a good 80cm+ of base snow, so we can hope for some significant accumulation in the resort. If ever there were a day for fresh powder action in April, it is today, and it is in Furano.

The weather forecast threatens warmer temperatures for the afternoon accompanied by a changeover to rain, but the way things are snowing right now, I wouldn't be surprised if it kept snowing at this rate for the rest of the day. Get out there and enjoy it!   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 17th April 2011, 11:29am
Weather conditions: Sun, bluebird
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The wet conditions are gone, we are all dried up and it is a spectacular morning once again in Hakuba. Blue skies all around and not a cloud in sight and a high into double digits this lunchtime. Tomorrow will also likely be similar - at least to start with, as rain is due later on and into Tuesday and it will be getting a lot colder. As I mentioned in a previous report, we can perhaps expect some moderate snowfall on the upper slopes as it rains lower down. Fingers crossed!

Official snow depths and operations @ Sunday 17th April AM:

Hakuba Goryu:
The upper slopes at Goryu plan to be open until 8th May.
The Gondola and Alps No3 pair lifts are operating.
The Alps No1 pair will be open on Saturdays/Sundays and from 29th April until 8th May.
The Toomi Sky Four lift is operating this weekend.
Top to bottom skiing ok.
Alps daira - 210cm.

Hakuba 47:
All lifts except Line D lift operating with all courses still open.
47 plans to be open into May.
Snow depth (upper) - 145cm

Happo-one:
The Gondola, Grad Quad, Alpen Quad, Kurobishi No2 quad, Kurobishi No3 pair, Skyline No2 pair and Panorama pair lifts are operating for the weekend. The upper slopes are planning to be open until 5th May. All of the lower lifts are now closed for the season - you need to take the Gondola down to the base at the end of the day. Course areas open are: Riesen Grad, Kurobishi, Usagidaira and Panorama.
The Grad quad will also be open on weekends and during Golden week, at those times opening up that top course as well.
Usagidaira/Kurobishi - 130cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The Gondola as well as the Tsuga No2 pair and Han-no-ki high speed pair lifts in the upper area of the resort are operating. It is possible to ski/board right down from the top to the bottom of the resort via the Han-no-ki and lower Karamatsu courses.
Snow depth upper - 235cm

Hakuba Iwatake, Hakuba Sanosaka, Cortina and Hakuba Minekata are now all closed for the season.   Read more ...
 

Myoko Now!

Sunday 17th April 2011, 11:40am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have had a run of fine clear days since the last report, aside from yesterday, and today is more sun and clear skies. The mountain is looking magnificent. Temperatures in Myoko are into double digits and still lower than that on the mountain of course, but still we are certainly in full on spring ski mode now.

More of the same is forecast for tomorrow in the daytime but later on in the day rain is expected in town and even a chance it seems of some fairly decent snowfall at higher elevations. We shall just have to wait and see if that comes off!

Open Ski Resorts

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):
Sky Cable gondola, Hotel No. 3.

Seki Onsen:
Open until May 8.


Current Official Snow Depths:

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):
210cm

Seki Onsen:
370cm   Read more ...
 

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