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  2. 4th December UPDATE: Just one more point: There are rumours about a number of ski areas that will not be opening this season -- hence the non-appearance of information as yet. We plan to report on those things when we have more confirmation.... rather than just rumours.
  3. We are happy to share with you a new 'Now' report on SnowJapan this season. This new report comes to you from Kiroro, a location known to be particularly snowy, on the northern island of Hokkaido. We have cunningly named the new report... Kiroro Now. And you can find it here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/Kiroro-Now The same concept, ideals and independence apply to this report - like all of the others. As this is a new section there may be a few things that need ironing out over the coming days. Please bear with us as we all get used to the new systems! ---- The first welcome message can be found on the report from 2nd December: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/Kiroro-Now/02nd-December-2020
  4. We are happy to share with you a new 'Now' report on SnowJapan this season. This new report comes to you from Kiroro, a location known to be particularly snowy, on the northern island of Hokkaido. We have cunningly named the new report... Kiroro Now. And you can find it here: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/Kiroro-Now The same concept, ideals and independence apply to this report - like all of the others. As this is a new section there may be a few things that need ironing out over the coming days. Please bear with us as we all get used to the new systems! ---- The first welcome message can be found on the report from 2nd December: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/Kiroro-Now/02nd-December-2020
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  6. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Friday 4th December 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Friday 4th December 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  7. [UPDATED 3rd DECEMBER 2020 - Owani Onsen / Asahi Prime] On this page we will be keeping an eye on the price of lift tickets for the 2020-2021 winter season. So far, the majority of ski areas appear to be keeping their lift tickets at the same price as last season... we won't be mentioning those on this page. Some ski areas offer cheaper tickets online (their official websites). The below is for the 'normal'/on-the-day charges. Details will be updated on each of the relevant ski area pages on the main website. *** IMPORTANT *** This list is a work in progress. It is not complete or final, and it will be updated if and when we discover further details It is important that information presented on our site is correct We will provide as much information as we can find from local and/or official sources Rumours will not be reported All information is believed to be correct at the time of writing Information may well change, in which case any necessary updates will be made Updates and edits to this page (and the ski area pages within the main site) will be made through December 2020 Please note that SnowJapan is not a news organisation. We are just trying to bring you as much information as possible There may well be other information out there that we are not aware of Know any relevant information? Please let us know at editor@snowjapan.com Aomori Prefecture Aomori Spring Ski Resort A 1 day ticket was 5,200 yen. That will be 5,500 yen for the 2020-2021 season. The season ticket, however, is cheaper this year. Owani Onsen A 1 day ticket has increased by 200 yen and a 5 hour ticket by 100 yen. 1 day ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,100 yen 5 hour ticket: 2,600 yen (last year) >>> 2,700 yen Fukushima Prefecture Grandeco Snow Resort Some complicated lift ticket charges for 2020-2021 at Grandeco with 4 different sets of prices. A one day lift ticket on some weekend/holiday dates goes from 4,800 yen to 5,400 yen. The Gondola and Number 4 lift will also be rested on weekdays. Gunma Prefecture Katashina Kogen One day lift tickets on weekends and holidays are up 200 yen, along with other similar price increases. Hokkaido Hidaka Kokusai All adult tickets (1 day, 2 hours, 5 hours, night ticket) have increased by 200 yen. A 1 day lift ticket is now 3,200 yen. Nayoro Piyashiri The 1 day and 4 hour tickets have increased by 350 yen. However, the season tickets are quite a bit cheaper.... especially for city residents 1 day ticket: 2,650 (last year) >>> 3,000 yen 4 hour ticket: 2,050 (last year) >>> 2,400 yen Season ticket (city residents): 32,800 (last year) >>> 19,800 yen Season ticket (other): 32,800 (last year) >>> 24,800 yen Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort The price of the Niseko Moiwa adult tickets has increased for the 2020-2021 season. Examples (adult): 1 day ticket: 4,500 yen (last year) >>> 4,800 yen 2 day ticket: 8,000 yen (last year) >>> 8,400 yen 3 day ticket: 11,700 yen (last year) >>> 12,500 yen Niseko United The price of the joint 'Niseko United' lift tickets have increased for the 2020-2021 season. A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 100 yen. Examples: 1 day ticket: 8,000 yen (last year) >>> 8,100 yen Iwate Prefecture Geto Kogen A 1 day lift ticket goes from 4,900 yen to 5,200 yen Miyagi Prefecture Spring Valley Izumi Kogen Lift tickets on the day are more expensive this season.... but the same or cheaper if bought online 8 hour ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,200 yen [3,800 yen online in advance] 6 hour ticket: 3,700 yen (last year) >>> 3,900 yen [same as last season online] 4 hour ticket: 3,400 yen (last year) >>> 3,600 yen [same as last season online] Nagano Prefecture Asahi Prime New ownership at Asahi Prime and news that they will be opening (after a period when it was in doubt) 1 day weekend ticket: 3,600 yen >>> 3,300 yen (same price as weekdays) Asama 2000 Park One day lift tickets at weekends remain at 4,000 yen, but increase on weekdays 1 day weekday ticket: 2,500 yen >>> 3,000 yen Banshogahara To celebrate the return of Banshogahara after a year off due to typhoon damage, all 1 day lift tickets are 1,000 yen less than normal: Adult >>> 2,550 yen Child >>> 520 yen Blanche Takayama Ski Resort The prices of lift tickets have all increased. A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 400 yen. 1 day ticket: 4,400 yen (last year) >>> 6,800 yen Hakuba Valley The price of the joint 'Hakuba Valley' lift tickets have increased for the 2020-2021 season. A 1 day lift ticket has increased by 500 yen. Examples: 1 day ticket: 6,100 yen (last year) >>> 6,600 yen 2 day ticket: 11,000 yen (last year) >>> 12,500 yen 3 day ticket: 16,300 yen (last year) >>> 18,700 yen Hakuba Happo-one, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Goryu Prices of individual ski area tickets are unchanged. Kaida Kogen Mia All one day and half day tickets have increased by 100 yen this season. 1 day ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,000 yen Afternoon ticket: 3,000 yen (last year) >>> 3,100 yen Kitashinshu Kijimadaira All lift tickets this season are 50% (or thereabouts) off the normal prices! Note: the famous steep Pioneer Course will not be open this season. Kurohime Kogen Snow Park The adult lift tickets have increased: 1 day ticket: 4,000 yen (last year) >>> 4,200 yen Ryuoo Ski Park The adult and senior lift tickets have increased, mostly by 200 yen. 1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen Half ticket: 3,900 yen (last year) >>> 4,100 yen PM/Nighta ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen Shiga Kogen The price of a 1 day joint Shiga Kogen lift ticket has increased for the 2020-2021 season. 1 day ticket: 5,500 yen (last year) >>> 5,600 yen 2+ day tickets: unchanged Shirakaba Resort Ikenotaira Snow Park The price of a 1 day adult lift ticket has increased for the 2020-2021 season. 1 day ticket: 3,000 yen (last year) >>> 3,500 yen Sun Meadows Kiyosato The price of a weekend/holiday 1 day ticket is up 200 yen this season. Weekday tickets remain unchanged. 1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 5,000 yen Tsugaike Kogen The price of a Tsugaike Kogen only one day lift ticket has gone up by 100 yen this season; two day ticket by 200 yen 1 day ticket: 5,400 yen (last year) >>> 5,500 yen 2 day ticket: 9,500 yen (last year) >>> 9,700 yen Niigata Prefecture Cupid Valley A price reduction! All lift tickets are less expensive this year than last, with the one day ticket going from 4,300 yen to 4,200 yen. It needs to be noted that the gondola will not be operating this season and that means you need to get two lifts to the top area. The rested gondola means that about 600m of course under the top part of the gondola lift will not be available this season. GALA Yuzawa Lift tickets for adults bought on the day (1 day, half day, PM3 tickets) are all +200 yen this season. 1 day ticket: 5,000 yen >>> 5,200 yen Lift tickets bought online on the official site are the same as normal prices last season (ie. 1 day: 5,000 yen). Kandatsu Kogen 100 yen has been added to the cost of all one day lift tickets. Yuzawa Kogen 300 yen has been added to the cost of one day lift tickets. However, cheaper tickets are available online in advance. 1 day ticket: 4,400 yen (last year) >>> 4,700 yen (but 4,200 yen online) Okayama Prefecture Onbara Kogen A price reduction! A 1 day ticket has gone from 4,300 yen to 4,000 yen. The Lakeside section of the ski area (two lifts) will not be operating this season, perhaps accounting for the price reduction. Shiga Prefecture GRANSNOW Okuibuki 1 day and afternoon tickets for adults on weekends and holidays are 100 yen more expensive this season. Weekday charges remain the same. 1 day ticket: 4,800 yen (last year) >>> 4,900 yen Afternoon ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,000 yen * Not to be mistaken as the legendary Mt Granview in Minamiuonuma. (Some of you might get that ;)) Yamagata Prefecture St.MARY The lift tickets for adults have increased by 400 yen (though tickets for children are cheaper this year). Examples: 7 hours ticket: 3,100 yen (last year) >>> 3,500 yen 5 hours ticket: 2,900 yen (last year) >>> 3,300 yen 3 hours ticket: 2,600 yen (last year) >>> 3,000 yen Zao Onsen The price a 1 day ticket remains unchanged, but multiple day tickets are slightly more expensive. Yamanashi Prefecture Fujiten Snow Resort 1 day and 4 hour lift tickets on weekends and holidays have increased by 300 yen. Weekday tickets remain unchanged. Weekend 1 day: 4,500 yen (last year) >>> 4,800 yen Weekday 4 hours: 3,500 yen (last year) >>> 3,800 yen
  8. Last week
  9. Greetings to you all from a (still-hot) Niigata Prefecture. Wherever you are in the world, we hope this message finds you well. 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many - both individuals and businesses - and many unanswered questions remain regarding the upcoming winter season. Back at the end of last season we were all hoping that the covid-19 situation would have cleared up more than it has done by now, but the subject of course still looms large. We wish we had answers to the big questions. All we can really do for now is remain patient and hopeful for brighter news… sooner than later, please. I think we have all probably read more than enough on that particular subject, so we do not wish to dwell on it any further for the moment. Rather, we want to be positive and look forward, and take this opportunity to tell you what we have planned for the coming months and during the 2020-2021 Japan winter season. Basically, we are preparing SnowJapan.com to be running as close to normal as is possible. It's what we do. Here's more details: Updating our ski area information [September-December] The process of updating our all-Japan ski area information on SnowJapan has started. In a normal year... Our updating work usually takes us 3+ months, from September through until December. This year... We have only just started working on updates for the upcoming season, so we have not yet delved deep. However, we get the feeling that this year information gathering is going to be more complicated than usual. And perhaps generally later than usual, as ski areas wait on updates to general/travel circumstances. There is also probably going to be lots of ‘News’. In addition to updating information on all the ski area pages within SnowJapan, we also plan to separately post various news items on the site. That should start around early October. Every year... As we check and update information, we are as careful and thorough as possible. Our intention is to bring you correct, reliable, and up-to-date information. We are not here to bring you shiny marketing messages or promotional press releases. The process of carefully checking and updating information on about 500 ski areas in multiple stages takes a lot of time. The work is all manual and we only use original Japanese sources. Updates on our site may seem to be somewhat random… …and in some ways, they are! That is because we keep checking, re-checking and updating as we find relevant information. Updates for each ski area will probably be done in stages, as more information becomes available. This work is ongoing and information is updated gradually (it doesn't all appear at once). We try to update information for larger, more well-known ski areas as early in the process as possible. We cannot update the information on SnowJapan if we do not have confirmation of information from original sources. In our experience over the years, many ski areas around Japan do not update their own websites until November (or even December!) Expect most visible updates to appear on SnowJapan around the period late-October through late-November. Just so it's clear... no-one is telling us what to do. It's all us - checking, updating, checking and updating manually. Gambarimasu! 'Now' daily reports [during the winter season] We intend to publish as many of our popular ‘Now’ daily reports as possible through the 2020-2021 winter season. However we cannot yet confirm full details… because we do not know ourselves what is going to be possible. For a ‘Now’ daily report section to be possible, we need our trusted reporters to be available, on location, and committed to posting reports every day of the season. There is no 'mid' setting - it's either a full proper report every day or no report. Due to various circumstances beyond our control, that may well not be possible for some of our usual reports this year. But we will certainly do what we can! Daily snow depth data [during the winter season] The official daily snow depth data for ski areas throughout Japan should be updating as normal throughout the winter season. --------------------------------- So keep an eye on the site for updates over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, if the subject of ski areas from the past sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out the new SnowJapanHistory website here: www.snowjapanhistory.com. SnowJapanHistory is a personal project of the creator of SnowJapan. Currently the website introduces 114 historic ski areas around Japan and more are being added each week. That’s all for now. Stay safe and take care.
  10. 3rd December UPDATE: The updates continue! By our reckoning, as of 1st December 2020 around over 150 (and as many as 175) ski areas around Japan had still not updated their own information (!) We expect to be able to make lots of the remaining updates in the coming days. Hopefully by the middle of December it will be almost done.
  11. Updated a few times since then, but again on 3rd December 2020
  12. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Wednesday 2nd December 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Wednesday 2nd December 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  13. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Tuesday 1st December 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Tuesday 1st December 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  14. The downhill events of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics were held on custom-made ski runs on the south west slopes of Mt Eniwa in Chitose City, Hokkaido. The location was chosen after no suitable venue could be found within the borders of Sapporo City, the official host city of the Olympics. A brand new 31 person ropeway, ski lift, heliport and other related facilities were all constructed - on the condition that they would be completely dismantled after the Olympics, and that the mountain would be restored to its original state. More on this fascinating story over on the SnowJapanHistory site here: https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hokkaido-chitose-1972-sapporo-winter-olympics-mt-eniwa-downhill-courses
  15. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Monday 30th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Monday 30th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  16. 28th November UPDATE: About our daily 'Now' reports https://www.snowjapan.com/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/476-2020-2021-season-about-our-daily-now-reports-snow-depth-data/
  17. Added 29th November: 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics Downhill Courses, Mt Eniwa, Chitose, Hokkaido https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hokkaido-chitose-1972-sapporo-winter-olympics-mt-eniwa-downhill-courses
  18. SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics Downhill Courses Mt Eniwa Chitose, Hokkaido https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hokkaido-chitose-1972-sapporo-winter-olympics-mt-eniwa-downhill-courses
  19. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Sunday 29th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Sunday 29th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  20. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Saturday 28th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Saturday 28th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  21. Earlier
  22. About our Now daily reporting: https://www.snowjapan.com/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/476-2020-2021-season-about-our-daily-now-reports-snow-depth-data/
  23. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Friday 27th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Please read this message regarding plans for our 'Now' daily reporting during the 2020-2021 season. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around the middle of December 2020. Webcams are being checked and updated and that process will continue through December 2020. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Friday 27th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  24. About our daily 'Now' reports As the snow season fast approaches, we thought we would let you know where we stand with regards to our daily reporting. Even with this year being as it is, we very much wanted SnowJapan to be updated as 'normal' as possible this winter. And we are largely happy for that to be happening, but unfortunately there are going to be a few daily reports that we are unable to update this season - for various '2020' reasons, including the old classic 'can't post a report without a reporter!' The following daily report sections will be updated (and for the most part will be updated as usual) Furano Now Geto Kogen Now Hakuba Now Madarao Now Myoko Now Niseko Now Nozawa Onsen Now Shiga Kogen Now Yuzawa Now The following reports will be taking a rest during the 2020-2021 season: Aizu Bandai Now Naeba Now (but Naeba will be covered within the Yuzawa Now daily report) ** This post will be updated as the remaining report situation is finalised ** A new Now report Ssshh, don't tell anyone... but a completely new Now report might be appearing soon.... About snow depth data The official snow depth data for ski areas around Japan will begin being updated around the middle of December (as normal).
  25. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Thursday 26th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Welcome back! The plan is for our reports to be posted daily once ski lifts start moving in the regions covered. More details to be announced soon. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around mid December. Webcams are being checked and updated. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Thursday 26th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  26. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Tuesday 24th November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Welcome back! The plan is for our reports to be posted daily once ski lifts start moving in the regions covered. More details to be announced soon. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around mid December. Webcams are being checked and updated. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Tuesday 24th November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  27. SnowJapan daily snow and weather reporting for Monday 23rd November 2020: 2020-2021 season daily reporting on SnowJapan: Exclusive, independent and honest daily snow and weather reporting from popular snow regions of Japan. Welcome back! The plan is for our reports to be posted daily once ski lifts start moving in the regions covered. More details to be announced soon. Official snow depth data will start being updated sometime around mid December. Webcams are being checked and updated. For more information on our exclusive reports, please read this. >> SnowJapan Daily Reports main index >> Now reports for Monday 23rd November 2020 All Japan snow depth information: Official snow depth information for most major ski areas around Japan will be updated daily on the individual resort pages (where available). ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) All Japan weather maps and snow forecasts: New weather maps and forecasts for ski areas throughout Japan are posted on individual resort pages within the site, updated daily throughout the year. Currently available for over popular 100 ski areas around Japan - more are being added over the coming weeks. >> Example (located on the 'Weather Info' tab for each resort.... where available). >> More information about the new maps Daily snow charts: All-Japan official snow depth charts - most new snowfall and most snow. ** UPDATED DAILY DURING MAIN SEASON (*** starting around mid December 2020 ***) Webcams from Japan ski resorts: https://www.snowjapan.com/japan-daily-snow-weather-reports/webcams
  28. Added 23rd November: Geihoku Bunka Land, Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hiroshima-kitahiroshima-geihoku-bunka-land
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About SnowJapan

SnowJapan.com is the independent guide to skiing and snowboarding in Japan and has been online since 1999.

SnowJapan.com covers the whole of Japan. We are here to introduce the world to unbiased, honest and detailed information about winter sports in Japan. We publish exclusive and in-depth and daily content throughout the winter season and we add new functionality and content to the site every year.

We are not here to promote any specific destinations or resorts, or to sell our readers any kind of products or services. We are not a travel agency and we do not own any ski resorts, ski schools, accommodations or other related businesses.

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