Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 24th November 2017

Niseko Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 8:45am
Weather conditions: Overcast becoming clear later.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is simillar to yesterday morning - overcast with high cloud that looks like it will clear to give blue sky by late morning. Yesterday the cloud was gone by mid morning and it became beautifully clear with perfect views all around and warm temps. This morning it is hovering around zero degrees and no wind at all down in the village.
There is a low pressure system approaching which should deliver some snow showers later today. Visibility will be pretty poor up high this morning but should clear up later to give good conditions. All gates will open today.
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Yuzawa Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 8:49am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun showed up for a fair part of yesterday before it became cloudy once more.

We have had some rain and strong winds overnight and at the moment it is still raining and we still have some fairly blowy winds. This means that Gala Yuzawa are closed for the day and early on only limited operations at Kagura planned (though if the winds die down expect more to open). Kagura are also reporting snow early on high up. Yuzawa Kogen is also closed, and Ishiuchi report that lift operations may be affected.

The snow is fast disappearing from lower regions. Iwappara were planning to stay open until 8th April, but that may not be possible - they expect to make a decision about this soon.

Anyway today we have rain/cloud forecast until the evening, though it is forecast to actually get colder as the day progresses (currently around 11 degrees).

Over the weekend it looks like Saturday will be the pick of the two with cloud/sun forecast for the day, while there is a chance of rain (possibly snow at Kagura?) on Sunday. Hope you have a good weekend.

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Later update:

Iwappara have announced that they will not be able to remain open until the 8th April as planned and the last day of the season for the Iwappara resort will now be this Sunday (1st April). Yesterday was also the last day of the season for the NASPA Ski Garden resort which is now closed.

Here's an update on the latest resort info. Of course these dates may well change depending on the weather and snow conditions in the coming days and weeks.

Already closed:
- Ipponsugi
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Nunoba
- Ludens Yuzawa
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Open until 1st April:
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Kayama Captain Coast
- Yuzawa Kogen

Open until mid-April:
- Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu

Open until 6th May:
- GALA Yuzawa
- Naeba

Open until 27th May:
- Kagura   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Cloudy.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is cloudy here this morning and looks like it will snow fairly soon, the forecast is giving a strong possibility of snow showers this afternoon and every day over the next week. The temperature is around -1 at the moment so it may be fairly wet snow in town but should be OK on the mountain.   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 9:34am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We had a bit more rain yesterday but overnight that changed into snow, and there is about 5cm of new snow to report this morning. Changeable conditions at the moment - in some areas some dense fog, in others it is much clearer. The snow has stopped now though. We may have had more snow but it isn't particularly cold this morning - once again it is hovering around the zero level. 5cm of snow is most welcome though and will have given the slopes a bit of a topup so conditions will have improved out there.

The forecast for the weekend is for the snow clouds to clear up and generally clearer weather.   Read more ...
 

Minakami Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 10:09am
Weather conditions: Cloudy with light rain at times
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Light rain today in Minakami with gusty Westerly winds. The current temperature is 8 deg C but is likely to rach around 12 at mid day.

The outlook for the weekend is for clear weather with relatively cool temperatures on Saturday becoming cloudy on Sunday. This is good news as it should keep the snow in relatively good condition.   Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 10:27am
Weather conditions: White sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Heavy rain last night, and then same old, same old, this morning with not much of a change in the weather today, although it is a little cooler with 6 degrees boasting on the temperature gauge with a white sky.

Stronger winds up at Kagura meaning that lift operations might be affected up there.   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 10:39am
Weather conditions: overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A rainy start to the day this morning in Nozawa. Good snow is expected to fall at the top of the mountain so conditions will be good even though the visibility is poor. Base depths are slightly reduced today. There is 160cm at the top and 105cm at Uenotaira. Temperatures are expected to be warmer over the next few day and winds may be as high as 40km/h on Sunday but are topping out at around 20km/h presently.   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Friday 30th March 2007, 11:06am
Weather conditions: Cloud with rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today is yet another morning of rain and wind for Hakuba. The lifts are running on Happo up to the top of the Gondola, but nothing above that due to poor visibility and wind. The Valley weather forecast is for clearing skies by afternoon with winds increasing to moderate from the northwest. Temperatures in the Valley are warm and hanging around the 8 deg. C mark. Many of the smaller resorts will be closing for the season on April 1st, and that's no joke!

Night skiing, due to lack of snow down below, is now over at Goryu as well. So, unless you are heading out above Alpine, you should get out there on the slopes for those final turns ASAP!

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Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Moderate   Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Grandeco Now
24th Nov, 9:02
Shiga Kogen Now
24th Nov, 8:41
Hakuba Now
24th Nov, 8:34
Niseko Now
24th Nov, 8:28am
Furano Now
24th Nov, 8:13
Yuzawa Now
24th Nov, 7:43
Nozawa Onsen Now
24th Nov, 7:21
Myoko Now
21st Nov, 9:52am
Madarao Now
21st Nov, 9:52am
Zao Now
21st Nov, 9:34
Naeba Now
21st Nov, 9:22am
Appi Kogen Now
21st Nov, 8:53
Minakami Now
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