Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 20th January 2018

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 8:24am
Weather conditions: High Cloud.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Greybird day with above zero temperatures at the top this morning and rain on the radar from this afternoon. Hoping for some snow tomorrow but temperatures don't look like they'll be too low and no real dump looks set to happen this week...hoping like everyone that this is proven wrong and we have a decent cover by Christmas!
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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 8:52am
Weather conditions: High cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
High cloud over Nozawa this morning. It is currently 1 degree on Yamabiko and 3 degrees in the village, with a light south-southeasterly breeze of around 10 km/h. The warmer conditions yesterday caused some melting, creating a hard surface for today.

The base is still at 45cm on Yamabiko and 40cm on Uenodaira. More precipitation is predicted for this afternoon and evening, falling as snow on the upper slopes. Again more snow is expected Thursday and may be falling in the village that night.

All the snow that had started to dust the lower slopes has been wiped out by the sun yesterday so we need some serious dumps before more courses and lifts will be opened.

Courses open:
Yamabiko A- 1300m
Yamabiko C - 850m
Yamabiko D - 1250
Uenodaira - 2000m

Lifts operating:
Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Four lift
Yamabiko No2 Four lift
Uenodaira Four lift   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 9:02am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Akakura Kanko (Akakan) is open! Temps are expected tpo rise a bit today, but the clouds slated for evening are already here, so no big temp rise is expected. Despite Akakan being the only resort open now on Myoko (Akakura Onsen expected to open on Saturday the 20th), it's not crowded at all, and quite a long leg of it is in use. Precipitation is expected all week here, so the thing to watch for is temperature decreases over the week.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 9:35am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a cloudy start to the day here in Yuzawa.

It's looking very likely that we can expect rain tonight and into tomorrow morning, hopefully that being snow falling high up at Kagura and Naeba. But it's simply not cold enough down here for snow though and the forecast isn't for the temperature to drop less than 5 degrees even tonight.

Resorts are all anxiously looking at the forecast hoping to be able to open in time for Christman but at the same time realistically knowing that might not be possible and preparing for that eventuality.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 9:41am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a cloudy start to Wednesday. Yakebitaiyama are reporting some cold temperatures this morning, but here in Maruike it's a relatively mild 0 degrees at the time of writing. We might be in for some light snow today and into tomorrow, but I doubt it will be turning into many new cm on the slopes. Fingers crossed.

Resort areas open for today in Shiga Kogen are as follows:

Yokoteyama (6 lifts)
Kumanoyu (2 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (3 lifts)
Okushiga Kogen (2 lifts)
Ichinose Family (3 lifts)
Ichinose Diamond (1 lift)
Nishitateyama (upper, 1 lift)
Mammoth (2 lifts)
Terakoya (2 lifts)
Shiga Kogen Ropeway   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 9:52am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The mild air has moved in and it is overcast. Last night had a little drizzle and the lower parts of the mountain have moved back to spring like conditions. The rain is expected to start moving in tonight and may turn to sleet/snow by tomorrow morning but will likely turn back to rain as the day warms. It should definitely be snow on Friday and at this stage it looks like quite a big system is brewing next week that will hopefully bring us all a lovely xmas gift in the form of copious amounts of the white stuff.

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Naeba Now!

Wednesday 17th December 2008, 9:59am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
An overcast start to the day with a warm 5 degrees down here at 900 meters. Things are pretty much back to what they were a couple of days a go, though the upper slopes are still holding more of the snow. Gondola No2 is still running so we still have top to bottom access.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Myoko Now
20th Jan, 12:24pm
Appi Kogen Now
20th Jan, 11:59am
Minakami Now
20th Jan, 10:01
Naeba Now
20th Jan, 9:03am
Zao Now
20th Jan, 9:02
Madarao Now
20th Jan, 8:39
Shiga Kogen Now
20th Jan, 8:34
Hakuba Now
20th Jan, 8:33
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Jan, 8:30
Furano Now
20th Jan, 8:26
Niseko Now
20th Jan, 8:23am
Grandeco Now
20th Jan, 8:21
Yuzawa Now
20th Jan, 7:48
Geto Kogen Now
20th Jan, 7:33