Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 19th February 2018

Niseko Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 9:31am
Weather conditions: Snowing
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As predicted the rain came in last night and as the warm front moved through the temperature rose up to 4 degrees in the early hours before the winds shifted more northerly early this morning. With the shift in the wind the temperature has dropped back below freezing and heavy snow has been falling. The winds have been very strong this morning and currently only the Ace Quad is operating. The snow should continue through much of today and then clear tonight with tomorrow expected to be clear and sunny. Should be a great day to get out there and enjoy the fresh snow in the sun.

The coming week is still not looking great. Well above average temps and some rain moving through on Tuesday and Wednesday won't improve things. There's good news at the end of the week though with a system moving through that should see us return to winter. Hopefully we'll then get settled into a normal winter pattern where we can forget about anymore rain and just start enjoying the powder.

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Furano Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 9:41am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, sleet, rain, snow.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Indecisive Weather

Rain, sleet, snow, then back to rain again.

The weather can't decide what to do today, but it's supposed to cool down this afternoon so it should become a bit more consistent.

Not the greatest start of the season, but hey, it's still November.

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Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 10:38am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A very fine day yesterday but clouds have moved in and this morning is another wet one. It's colder too but not cold enough for snow in the town, though it is currently snowing at Kagura where it is also a (still relatively mild) -1 degrees. Nothing really in terms accummulation though and it looks like we might get around 10cm or so, but not much more than that.

Tomorrow is currently forecast to be fine and there isn't a big dump on the short term horizon... looks like we are going to have to be a bit more patient.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 10:49am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light rain (lower); snow (upper)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It was a fine day yesterday - clear skies and actually quite mild out there. While it is colder this morning it's still not too cold with -1 up at Yamabiko and +3 down in the village.

The good news is that it is snowing up on the top slopes giving us a bit more fresh snow to play in.... with perhaps 10cm or so forecast for the day. Visibility up there is poor as you might expect, but worth it if we get more to play in. Not much more snow activity forecast until perhaps the end of the week and so fingers crossed for lots to fall from the skies.

Today the same lifts and courses as yesterday are open.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 13:07pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, light snow, poor visibility
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No significant new snow to report this morning though it is actually snowing and much more winter like than it was yesterday. Poor visibility, low snow clouds and a temperature of around -4 are seeing to that. Perhaps some cm of snow today but not much on the forecast for the next few days after that, so we are going to need to wait longer for another strong front to move in.

Resorts now part open in Shiga Kogen are as follows:

Yokoteyama (2 lifts)
Kumanoyu (3 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (1 lift)
Ichinose Family (1 lift)
Mammoth (1 lift)
Shiga Kogen Ropeway
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Myoko Now!

Sunday 30th November 2008, 18:40pm
Weather conditions: Blizzard
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Seki Onsen Ski Resort opens tomorrow morning. It's at 150cm already and heavy snows are falling presently. Sunny skies are slated for opening day. For those who slid on it last season, here's hoping it hits 7 meters again this season.

Akakura opens the 12th and Suginohara on the 13th.   Read more ...

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Hakuba Now
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19th Feb, 8:18
Madarao Now
19th Feb, 8:17
Niseko Now
19th Feb, 8:14
Yuzawa Now
19th Feb, 7:45
Geto Kogen Now
19th Feb, 7:31
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