Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 28th May 2018

Myoko Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 8:37am
Weather conditions: sunny with clouds moving in
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A sunny but gusty morning as winds are starting to blow cold and steady from the Northwest. A snow front is coming in later today off the Sea of Japan to remedy the exposed grass and dirt.
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Niseko Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:12am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Late last night heavy rain moved through the region which has certainly packed down all the new snow from the weekend (and washed a bit away). Snow did fall on the upper half of the mountain at first and most of the damage has been felt on the lower slopes.

Today and tomorrow will continue to be unseasonably mild but at least most of the rain appears to have moved through. From Thursday snow looks likely to return and continue for much of the remaining outlook.

The top lift at Hanazono opened yesterday expanding the skiable terrain available. Today it will be best to stay up high as the lower slopes will be a slush fest.    Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:15am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun stays out this monring, though there is more cloud around and the forecast is for more to appear and bring with them..... rain! Not much of a chance of snow I'm afraid, as it is continuing to be unseasonably warm - and today will be the warmest in quite a while probably - though we might be in for some of snow when it gets to around Thursday night.

It's a very mild morning, no frost on the car and around 9 degrees right now and forecast to rise well into double figures.

Up at Kagura there seems to be a part of the Gondola line that doesn't have much snow left and they're asking people to walk for 100m. There's cover up there still but even high up they are in need of some decent snowfall. Hmmmm... come on snow!   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:32am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another fine morning here in Naeba and mild with it too. Too fine for people's liking as we are really in need of some decent snowfall to get things kicking off proper.

The bottom slopes of Naeba are once again looking fairly bare apart from the artificial snow run that has been open since late November. Kagura is of course fairing better, though they have one area on the Gondola Line course where they're asking people to walk due to the lack of snow. Apart from that the courses up at Kagura are doing ok, but would like some fresh snow and more depth of course.

The forecast is for clouds to move in and a good chance of rain later on and overnight.    Read more ...

Furano Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:32am
Weather conditions: Sunny, blue skies, light breeze.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blue Skies

It's a great day for pictures here in Furano. Beautiful blue sky, sunny, with a few clouds for contrast.

It's going to be pretty warm today, up to 7 C. Snow is forecast for the weekend, so things are looking good.

Apparently, Furano has about the best snow cover right now in Hokkaido. The SAJ (Ski Association of Japan) is doing their pre-season instructor certifications, and they brought the whole show over to Furano. Things are clearly not fantastic right now, but it's nice to know we have the vote of some folks in the know.

There are a couple of high school trips in town this week. Fun to see a couple of hundred kids all lined up in identical ski wear, down to the purple hats. Everyone has a number bib on for ID purposes, but my kids thought it was a really big ski team!

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Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:37am
Weather conditions: Overcast, more cloud at altitude
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a balmy 6 degrees in the valley this morning, overcast with some blue patches. Rain is forecast from this afternoon (hopefully it misses us like the snow did this weekend past); warm, overcast days through the week.

The lower slopes are still really patchy and we need a decent snowfall to fully cover them.

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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:48am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
And the same again today - the sun is really having a good run here as the fine weather and mild temperatures continue in Nozawa. It's 7 degrees in the village and 3.5 up on Yamabiko early on this morning.

Courses open:
Yamabiko A- 1300m
Yamabiko C - 850m
Yamabiko D - 1250
Uenodaira - 2000m

Lifts operating:
Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Four lift
Yamabiko No2 Four lift
Uenodaira Four lift

How's the forecast looking? Well right now it looks like we can expect snow tomorrow morning but nothing that will bother the snow depth much, then a chance of some proper snowfall around Thursday night followed by Saturday night.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 9th December 2008, 9:59am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The mild temperatures continue with all areas of Shiga Kogen reporting temperatures above zero. In a forecast update since yesterday it seems we might have a chance of getting some on Wednesday night, then it will be the weekend after that.

Resort areas open for today in Shiga Kogen are as follows:

Yokoteyama (3 lifts)
Kumanoyu (2 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (2 lifts)
Ichinose Family (2 lifts)
Ichinose Diamond (1 lift)
Nishitateyama (upper, 1 lift)
Mammoth (2 lifts)
Terakoya (2 lifts)
Maruike (1 lift)
Shiga Kogen Ropeway   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Yuzawa Now
28th May, 8:40am
Niseko Now
06th May, 9:21am
Furano Now
06th May, 9:04am
Hakuba Now
06th May, 9:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
06th May, 8:41
Shiga Kogen Now
06th May, 8:35
Myoko Now
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Zao Now
06th May, 8:30am
Grandeco Now
06th May, 8:29am
Naeba Now
06th May, 8:28am
Minakami Now
06th May, 8:27am
Appi Kogen Now
06th May, 8:04
Geto Kogen Now
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Madarao Now
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