Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 1st May 2017
Sunday 4th May 2014, 8:00am
Cloud, blue sky, sun
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.
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
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.
Niseko Hanazono Resort is now closed for the season. Read more ...
Sunday 4th May 2014, 8:32am
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.
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)
All other resorts in the region are now closed for the season.
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
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.
The Nagasaka Gondola will open from 8:10am until Tuesday.