Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 18th March 2018

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 7:23am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The rain eased off yesterday and this morning is bright early on with a mix of cloud and blue sky visible - and dry! It looks like it will be a fine and fairly mild day in the area. If you look at the Yuzawa webcam you'll see that the snow from last week has pretty much gone from town level view but hopefully the next time we are covered in white it will be with us until springtime. Just have to wait!

Kagura is the place to be if you are planning on visiting where they have good cover. Naeba is still just the one course in front of the hotel with artificial snow (the real snow on the courses surrounding that run has for the most part melted away).

Unfortunately it's looking like we might have rain again later today and tomorrow with bits of snow accummulation higher up but there's nothing substantial on the short range forecast at the moment....   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 7:46am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A quick update today - nothing much to report. Yesterday the mild temperatures saw the snowline move back up the mountain a bit - the lower slopes are now fairly bare - and today looks set to be another fair day weather wise. Looking at the forecast, looks like we can expect some snowb tomorrow morning and then on Saturday night/Sunday morning but it's not looking like they will be substantial dumps....   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 8:50am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine clear night this morning is a cloudy but bright morning and we are set to have a fine day of weather here. It's cold early on and no new snow to report. Thats all there is to report this morning really, with some light snow on the horizon for tomorrow and hopefully also over the weekend.    Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 9:06am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Good morning! Again not much to report since the last report with no new snow and relatively mild conditions in the valley. The snow is sticking around... though the levels aren't what they were after that initial dump, even at village level there is still a fair bit of white around and there is still of course a lot of snow up on the mountains.

It's still early though and everyone's looking forward to the season properly kicking off once we get into December...


Later update:

The skifields were stoked with the snow before the long weekend meaning they could open! The slopes were packed Saturday/Sunday with rain descending on the valley Monday. Temperatures are cold enough that there are still patches of unmelted snow around the valley but warm enough that we saw relatively heavy rain Monday and Tuesday with clear skies yesterday. Rain is forecast from tonight through tomorrow, easing Saturday and possible showers Sunday.

Hakuba Goryu, 47 and Happo are running gondolas and some top lifts…we will be back on the runs following the next big dump.
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Niseko Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 9:06am
Weather conditions: Increasing cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Down to around -4 last night and this morning there is cloud increasing from the west. The temp is rising and although at the time of writing it is only a bit above freezing the temps down on the coast are already up over 5 degrees. Rain should start moving through in the next couple of hours. The low pressure system is moving through well to the South of Hokkaido and hopefully the heaviest precipitation will miss our region and the damage to the snow won't be too bad. Tomorrow is now forecast to be mostly fine but some more rain is forecast for Saturday which should tend to snow on Sunday. Overall hopefully the damage will be minimal with the snow on Sunday topping up what we may lose over the next couple of days.

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Furano Now!

Thursday 27th November 2008, 10:16am
Weather conditions: High overcast, seems to be building up. Sleet forecast for later today.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sleet in the Forecast

Pretty good weather now, but the temps will get up to 3 later today, and sleet is forecast for this afternoon.

Clear on the bottom of the mountain, but a little cloudy on top. A little windy today. The snow is holding up. Hopefully the coming warm spell won't reduce the base too much.

We went and checked out the fancy new onsen at the New Prince Hotel last night. Lots of nice touches, and overall a good experience, but not really worth the Y1,500 entry charge.

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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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Minakami Now
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Madarao Now
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Yuzawa Now
18th Mar, 8:20
Niseko Now
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Geto Kogen Now
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