Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 7th May 2017

Minakami Now!

Sunday 2nd May 2010, 9:43am
Weather conditions: Warm sun and blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another scorcher today in Minakami with the sun out early and blue skies everywhere. It was the same yesterday with the green leaves starting to appear in some of the cherry blossoms.

The snow is still surprisingly good for this time of year with a decent base and the slopes all skiing well. Things can be a little hard first thing but soon soften up as the sun gets to them. Fantastic views from the top which are almost worth the trip up on their own. Pride of place is in the deck chairs out the front of the base building where you can bask in the sun working on the tan and just going for a run to cool off when you get too hot. Plenty of people taking advantage of the great weather and holiday period to sneak in a refreshing beer break in between runs.   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Sunday 2nd May 2010, 11:49am
Weather conditions: Mostly Clear Skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Spring has finally taken a hold on the area, and one could not ask for a better day to be outside. Temperatures have already reached 14 degrees with a forecast high of 18, which would be the warmest weather we've seen all year. The skies are steadily clearing in the wake of the system that brought us all that nasty weather yesterday and the day before, and it should be all sun and fun for at least the next 24 hours. Golden Week is upon us, and already lots of new faces have piled into town to hit the slopes one last time before the season ends. Still plenty of snow, especially on the upper parts of the Furano Zone, so be sure to get out there and take advantage of this beautiful weather!   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 2nd May 2010, 13:46pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As expected, it is a fine and sunny day here in Yuzawa. It was a fairly chilly start on the mountain early on but has warmed up and we are now well into double figures... actually almost approaching 20 degrees in town this afternoon.

Tomorrow is more of the same but warmer and we might get up to about 23 degrees.

The resorts that are open are enjoying seeing a lot of people come out for the Golden Week holidays and it has been pretty busy out there. With three more days of holidays left after today we can expect the slopes to continue to be busy.

Official resort snow depths @ 2nd May 10, AM:
Kagura:
280cm
Kagura - Tashiro:
200cm
GALA Yuzawa:
90cm

Planned closing dates at resorts in Yuzawa:

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

Sunday 30th May 2010:
Kagura (via Mitsumata)   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 2nd May 2010, 15:52pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's the last few days of the season now and fine weather too.... warm with sunny skies and it looks like we should have similar conditions right through until Wednesday which is the last day of the season. Snow is a bit thin on the ground in places still open now, but there won't be any complaints about that - being May and all that! So looks like it will be a fine end to the season.

Lifts open until Wednesday afternoon!

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:

Yamabiko:
120cm

Uenotaira:
755cm

Courses currently open (as of 1st May):
Yamabiko A course
Yamabiko B course
Yamabiko C course
Uenodaira course
Paradise course
Kogenashi courses

Lifts currently operating (as of 1st May):

Nagasaka Gondola (both sections);
Yamabiko Four (quad)
Yamabiko No2 Four (quad)
Skyline connect pair lift
Uenodaira quad
Paradise quad

The resort plans to stay open until 5th May.   Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Niseko Now
20th Sep, 17:14pm
Minakami Now
17th Sep, 10:23
Madarao Now
22nd Jul, 13:05pm
Hakuba Now
14th Jul, 14:12pm
Myoko Now
01st Jul, 11:49pm
Yuzawa Now
29th May, 14:13pm
Shiga Kogen Now
29th May, 7:35
Furano Now
25th May, 9:01
Appi Kogen Now
18th May, 8:33
Grandeco Now
07th May, 19:56pm
Zao Now
07th May, 19:55pm
Naeba Now
07th May, 19:55pm
Nozawa Onsen Now
07th May, 19:53pm
Kiroro Now
01st May, 9:18am

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