Current weather conditions:
Cloudy and a bit moody
None at the moment
Close to calm
Temperature (mountain top):
Fine weather yesterday, though strong winds were blowing around and some lifts were apparently affected.
There's a bit of a dark feel to the cloudiness this morning, if that makes sense. All a bit grey though I hear there was some sun earlier on. (I got up a bit late this morning!)
Rain might be falling before the lifts close today, hopefully that'll hold off and for now it's just the cloudy conditions. Looks like there'll be no escape from rain tomorrow with it coming down heavily at times. Might be a day to plan around. If you are visiting this week and thinking of when might be a good time, Wednesday onwards seems like a decent chance of clearer skies.
You can of course keep up with the daily weather forecasts on SnowJapan via the individual resort pages on the site. (They are linked to below as well as on the right side of this page).
Official snow depth numbers and planned operations. Subject to change:
Hakuba Goryu: Hakuba Goryu plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May. Hakuba Goryu Telecabin Gondola, Alps Number 1 and 3 pair lifts operating. Can still ski down to base using Toomi area. The lower Iimori area is now closed.
- Alps Daira - 200cm - Toomi - 50cm
Hakuba 47: Hakuba 47 plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May. Currently all open (top to bottom) apart from a small lower part of R7. Tree Riding Zone now closed for the season.
- Upper - 185cm - Lower - 50cm
Happo-one: Happo-one plans to be at least part open until Sunday 10th May. Top areas of the resort remain open. Can still ski down to base via Riesen and part of Nakiyama with the Nakiyama 3 lift and Gondola still operating. Other lower areas of Happo-one are now closed.
- Usagidaira - 155cm
Tsugaike Kogen: Tsugaike Kogen plans to be at least part open until Wednesday 6th May. The Gondola as well as the top Tsuga Number 2 pair lift and Han-no-ki high speed pair lifts and Ropeway remain open. Top areas and part of Maruyama and Oya-no-hara courses remain open.
- Tsuga-no-mori - 265cm
Other resorts in the area are now closed for the season.