Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 14th December 2017

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 8:51am
Weather conditions: Clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A crystal clear and sunny morning in Nozawa today. Visibility is excellent and the temperature is comfortable at -3C on the summit. There is a 10-15km/h North-westerly blowing. The snow condition is still very good; powder across the open sections.

The forecast is for temperatures to get warmer over the weekend. Light snow may fall on Saturday.

The Nagasaka gondola and the Quad lifts at Yamabiko and Uenotaira are open today.    Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 9:27am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
So not a great deal of action on the mountain yesterday as winds stayed high throughout the day and kept the gondolas closed. The night ski last night was also quite hard - like riding on rocks apparently. Not good.

Sunny today with blue skies and not much in the way of wind. Gondola No2 open at Naeba, with usual Tashiro access via the Dragondola and normal operations at Kagura. Expect powder today - lots of it! Nice.   Read more ...
 

Minakami Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 9:45am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another day of mixed weather yesterday with rain, snow and sun alternating throughout the day. Temperatures rose again so any snow on the ground in the morning had melted by sunset. Sun is shining again now with a stiff breeze ensuring it doesn't feel too warm.

Tenjindaira - OPEN
Houdaigi - OPEN
Minakami Fujiwara - CLOSED
Minakami Kogen - OPEN
Okutone Snow Park - CLOSED
Norn - CLOSED
White Valley - CLOSED
Oana - CLOSED   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 9:52am
Weather conditions: Fine, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The snow falling in town yesterday didn't amount to much - quite wet - but it will have given the slopes a bit more of a sprinkling.

This morning, there is a fair amount of blue sky on show as well as clouds with a mild temperature of 6 degrees at the moment. It should be similar conditions all day, with perhaps a high of around 10 degrees in town.

Tomorrow will also be a fine sunny day and warmer than today, perhaps rising to around 14 degrees. In fact, it looks like we are now set for a week or so of generally fine mild weather. Perhaps we have seen the last of the snow? Hopefully not.

Tomorrow and Sunday are the last day of the season for a few resorts around town (see previous report).

Nighta tonight is open at the following resort in Yuzawa:
Naeba

Official resort snow depths @ 3rd Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
150cm
Kagura Tashiro:
230cm
Kagura Mitsumata:
230cm
Kagura:
250cm
GALA Yuzawa:
190cm
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu:
180cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
75cm
Iwappara:
65cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
140cm
Yuzawa Park:
60cm

Other resorts now closed.   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 10:12am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Back to fine weather this morning and the sun is out with fairly mild temperatures. Currently about -3 degrees in Maruike. So the sun is out and it looks like the weather will be fine over the weekend too. Definitely worth a visit if you are thinking it over!

Official resort snow depths as of 3rd April 09:

Yokoteyama:
225cm
Kumanoyu:
200cm
Maruike:
100cm
Sun Valley:
100cm
Giant:
100cm
Mammoth:
160cm
Ichinose Family:
160cm
Yakebitaiyama:
180cm
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 10:14am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The clear weather continues with cold nights and sunny mild days. Today and tomorrow are expected to get quite warm with temps approaching double figures at the base of the mountain. Obviously some areas are very icy and hard first thing in the morning but are softening up later in the day.
A weak system is expected later Sunday into Monday with the possibility of some rain at lower levels and snow up high.
I'll be away from Hirafu over the weekend with no internet access so next report will be on Monday.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 340cm
Bottom - 130cm

Niseko Village:
Top - 340cm
Bottom - 110cm

Annupuri:
Top - 350cm
Bottom - 160cm
   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Friday 3rd April 2009, 13:45pm
Weather conditions: Sunny and clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another real beaut for spring skiing. Temps were about -3 overnight, resulting in quite firm early runs. Today is nothing but sun with light winds. We are looking at more of the same tomorrow, with a storm predicted to bring snow or sleet on Sunday.

All and all it should be a great weekend for spring skiing.   Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Yuzawa Now
14th Dec, 9:55am
Zao Now
14th Dec, 9:47
Naeba Now
14th Dec, 9:28am
Madarao Now
14th Dec, 9:25
Appi Kogen Now
14th Dec, 9:07
Hakuba Now
14th Dec, 8:59
Grandeco Now
14th Dec, 8:58
Furano Now
14th Dec, 8:51
Myoko Now
14th Dec, 8:44am
Nozawa Onsen Now
14th Dec, 8:43am
Minakami Now
14th Dec, 8:34
Shiga Kogen Now
14th Dec, 8:26
Niseko Now
14th Dec, 8:23
Geto Kogen Now
14th Dec, 7:50

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