Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 1st May 2017

Niseko Now!

Sunday 4th May 2014, 8:00am
Weather conditions: Cloud, blue sky, sun
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
It's rather windy out there this morning unfortunately and it's affecting lifts... the Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Village lifts aren't opening as planned early on due to the wind, but it would seem that Niseko Grand Hirafu at please plans to open. Best to check that if you plan on getting out.

A mix of blue sky and cloudy conditions likely today, and not as warm as it has been - temperatures aren't expected to rise much beyond 10 degrees today it would seem. So a bit chilly especially with the wind.

Wind might affect things tomorrow as well taking a look at the forecast, along with the chance of some rain later on in the day.

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Official snow depth numbers and planned operating lifts:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 190cm
Base - 0cm

Ace Number 2 Center Four lift
King Number 3 Triple
King Number 4
Hirafu Gondola

Annupuri:
Top - 250cm
Base - 40cm

Annupuri Gondola
Jumbo No1 quad
Jumbo No4 pair

Niseko Village:
Top - 250cm
Base - 30cm

Niseko Gondola
Wonderland Chair

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Niseko Annupuri plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.
Niseko Village plans to be at least part open until Tuesday 6th May.

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Niseko Hanazono Resort is now closed for the season.   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 4th May 2014, 8:32am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
It's a fine morning here in Yuzawa. Blue skies, comfortable temperatures. Oh yes, a fine day.

Lots of people around too, as you would expect.

Tomorrow there will probably be more cloud and the chance of some rain.

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Current planned resort operations:

Until 6th May:
GALA Yuzawa (Most of Central and part of North Area)
Kagura (Tashiro area)
Naeba (Takenokodaira and Daishamen slopes - this may change depending on snow conditions)

Until 25th May:
Kagura (the main Kagura area via Mitsumata)

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All other resorts in the region are now closed for the season.

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Official resort snow depths @ Sunday 4th May 2014, AM:
Kagura (Tashiro):
210cm
Kagura (Mitsumata):
270cm
Gala Yuzawa:
110cm   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 4th May 2014, 9:04am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 80cm
Changing weather conditions yesterday. After the clearer start, the upper slopes experienced some foggy conditions!

The sun is back out this morning though and it should be a fine spring day.

Tomorrow? Well, cloud and rain later in the day unfortunately. Hopefully not too much of the latter.

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The Nagasaka Gondola will open from 8:10am until Tuesday.

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Sunday 4th May 2014:

Official snow depths:
Yamabiko - 175cm
Uenotaira - 80cm
Lower slopes - 0cm

Lifts
Planned operating lifts for today:
Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Four
Yamabiko Number 2 Four
Skyline connecting
Uenotaira Four
Paradise Four
Yunomine Pair

Courses
Planned courses to be open:
Yamabiko A
Yamabiko B
Yamabiko C
Yamabiko D
Yamabiko E
Kogenashi
Paradise
Uenotaira
Bunabayashi

Nozawa Onsen is open until Tuesday 6th May   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 4th May 2014, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Mostly clear and sunny, blue skies
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Strong winds affected some lifts during the day yesterday with some changeable conditions out there.

But this morning a few wispy clouds aside it's nice and clear and sunny, and not much wind.

The forecast for tomorrow is mostly cloudy with some rain probable in the afternoon. Not warming up as much either.

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Official snow depth numbers and operations at resorts remaining open (as of 4th May 2014):

Hakuba Goryu:
Plans to be open until 11th May. Top area open, need to get gondola back down to base.
Upper - 125cm
Toomi - 0cm

Hakuba 47:
Plans to be open until 6th May. Large part of Hakuba 47 remains open, though snow very thin in some areas.
Upper - 55cm
Lower - 20cm

Happo-one:
Plans to be open until 6th May. Top areas (Riesen Grat, Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline) open. Need to get lift back down to base.
Usagidaira - 65cm
Lower - 0cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
Plans to be open until 6th May. Top area remains open. Need to get Gondola back down to base.
Tsuganomori - 136cm
Lower - 0cm

All other resorts now closed for the season.   Read more ...
 

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