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  1. 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/
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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/
  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. [UPDATED 23rd NOVEMBER 2020 - Nayoro Piyashiri] 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. 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 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
  12. 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
  13. Added 23rd November: Geihoku Bunka Land, Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hiroshima-kitahiroshima-geihoku-bunka-land
  14. SnowJapanHistory.com takes a look back at ski areas from Japan's past. Geihoku Bunka Land Kitahiroshima Town, Hiroshima Prefecture https://www.snowjapanhistory.com/hiroshima-kitahiroshima-geihoku-bunka-land

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