Snow and weather reports posted on Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 18th April 2010, 11:06am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a bright and sunny day in the region and warm at about 11 degrees now... a fine day to be out there.

Driving past Gala Yuzawa just before it looked quite busy with all of the car parks apparently full, so there might be a fair few people out there on the slopes enjoying this spring day.

Official resort snow depths @ 18th April 10, AM:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:

Planned closing dates at resorts in Yuzawa:

Wednesday 5th May 2010:
Gala Yuzawa
Kagura (Tashiro Area)

Sunday 23rd May 2010:
Kagura (via Mitsumata)   Read more ...

Zao Now!

Sunday 18th April 2010, 12:43pm
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Fine weather for Sunday I said yesterday, but it is cloudy and we have had a few more cm of snow since the last report and this morning. Cold it is too, still.

It seems that today will be the last day of the season for the Kurohime area of the resort.

Chuo area:

Paradise area:

Utopia area:

Below are the lifts that remain open at the Zao Onsen resort (subject to change):

Uwanodai area:
Zao Sky Cable - open all year (closed 6th-28th May for maintenance)

Nakamori area:
Zao Chuo Ropeway - open throughout the year but closed from 12th-21st April for maintenance, except Sat/Sun.

Chuo area:
Chuo No1 pair - until 5th May
Chuo No2 pair - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May
Katakai triple - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May

Paradise Pair lift - until 5th May
Shobunuma No1 triple and No2 pair - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May

Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May for maintenance)
Omori / Kurohime:
Kurohime - until conditions allow

Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair - until conditions allow   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Sunday 18th April 2010, 12:54pm
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There's been a lot of clouds hanging around, but so far no appreciable precipitation. The forecast is currently calling for a round of showers this evening. With temperatures around 7 degrees right now, another mild day today will make sure that anything that does fall will do so as rain. The low temperature should dip just below the freezing mark around daybreak, so be sure to watch out for any ice bands on roadways or sidewalks during the early morning hours.

The winds are relatively light at 2 m/s, and there is still a lot of snow up on the slopes, so despite the fact it is well into April already, there is still some decent quality winter sporting to be had. With the winds dying down a bit today, hopefully they'll be able to get a few more lifts up and running, making for a more enjoyable day on the mountain, although in any case it does not appear to be too crowded at the moment. Perhaps today is a good day to practice your sweet jumps?   Read more ...

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