Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 18th December 2017

Myoko Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 6:43am
Weather conditions: SUNNY
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No more wind on this calm sunny morning in Myoko. Get your best T-shirt and sunscreen for what promises to be a warm weekender. The pick of the day is Akakura Kanko and Onsen: avoid the weekend crowds and slide from Kanko over to Onsen for the long-run feel. You can see Sado Island from the mid-lifts today it's so clear.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
245cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
240cm (Akakura Onsen);
135cm (Ikenotaira);
165cm on the bottom (Suginohara);
485cm (Seki Onsen);
135cm (Madarao Tangram Ski Circus);
145cm (Madarao Kogen);
225cm (Myoko Ski Park);
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Niseko Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 9:36am
Weather conditions: cloudy with sunny patches
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There was a very light dusting of snow above 1000 meters last night. Conditions today are looking good with very light winds and a few cloudy patches. All lifts are operating making the whole mountain accessable.

A top temparature of +6 today and temparatures are forecast to rise over the next few days, with rain predicted on Sunday night.    Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 10:00am
Weather conditions: Blue Skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Beautiful Sunny skies today.

Up the top yesterday the snow was firm and fast but got pretty sticky and slushy towards the bottom, but we are still able to ski top to bottom at this stage.

A few more people around being the weekend but still pretty quiet up in the mountains and around the village.

Lots of locals and weekenders bustling for a spot in the Onsens this morning.

The outlook is for more sunshine tomorrow and then some light snow on Monday night
Sprng is a magic time of year up here with the locals preparing for the farming season ahead and a good time to relax on the slopes and enjoy the sunshine.   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 10:20am
Weather conditions: Blue skies & sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine and warm day yesterday, it is looking like today will be very similar. It is currently around 9 degrees and will probably rise to around 13 later in the day. Tomorrow is also looking like it will be more of the same.

Have a good weekend.

Here's the planned closing dates of the resorts in the area:

6th APRIL:
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Yuzawa Park
NASPA Ski Garden
Ipponsugi
Yuzawa Kogen

13th APRIL:
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu

20th APRIL:
Iwappara

6th MAY:
GALA Yuzawa
Naeba
Kagura (Tashiro)

25th MAY:
Kagura (Mitsumata)

The resorts in neighbouring Minamiuonuma will also be closing either this weekend or next weekend. Here are the closing dates of the resorts that currently remain open (Hakkai-san is already closed):

6th APRIL:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Joetsu Kokusai

13th APRIL:
Maiko   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 10:29am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's more of the same today with blue skies, mild temperatures and the sun out doing it's thing (and melting some more snow) - there is not much else to report today. As I mentioned yesterday it is the last weekend of the season for some resort areas and lifts at others, so from Monday operations will be scaled down... but there will still be a fair bit open. Have a good weekend.   Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 10:49am
Weather conditions: Blue sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's another fine day here - pretty much more of the same with just a bit of cloud in the sky. All the gondolas are operating and at the moment it isn't too busy. Still a fair bit of snow around and only a few patches on the lower slopes...

The forecast for tomorrow is once again sun and warm weather.   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 15:37pm
Weather conditions: High cloud, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Cloud on the mountain tops today but other than that fine and sunny blue skies in Hakuba today. There are some fairly strong winds blowing about though.

It is another warm day with temperatures pushing into double figures and it looks like tomorrow will be very similar weather with more sun lined up.   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Saturday 5th April 2008, 17:08pm
Weather conditions: overcast, cold winds, drizzle turning to sleet
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain on and off the for last 48 hours in Furano. The snow quality was heavy and sticky yesterday, but today was a little slushier.

It is still best out early in the morning. There are dirt patches being revealed on the lower slopes now.

With steady rainfall here in Furano, it meant heavy snowfall up at Asahidake, just over an hour up the valley. Asahidake had the best part of 25cm of fresh powder snow today. It was very dry, and deep enough to almost feel bottomless; a sensation we have missed for the month of March. There are plenty of lines up there still for those of you who are flexible enough to visit Asahidake tomorrow.    Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Myoko Now
18th Dec, 10:29am
Shiga Kogen Now
18th Dec, 10:13
Minakami Now
18th Dec, 10:05
Madarao Now
18th Dec, 9:43
Zao Now
18th Dec, 9:29
Hakuba Now
18th Dec, 9:18
Nozawa Onsen Now
18th Dec, 9:15
Naeba Now
18th Dec, 9:11am
Grandeco Now
18th Dec, 9:08
Appi Kogen Now
18th Dec, 8:51
Yuzawa Now
18th Dec, 8:46
Niseko Now
18th Dec, 8:34
Furano Now
18th Dec, 8:30
Geto Kogen Now
18th Dec, 7:42

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