Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 6:44am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cloudy start to the day here with some rain starting to fall early on. There are some strong noisy winds blowing around and they are forecast to continue throughout the day - due to those winds Gala Yuzawa isn't going to be opening today. (At the time of writing it isn't clear whether Kagura will open or not).

It won't get quite as warm as yesterday, but is currently about 6 degrees and will rise to around 12.

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Myoko Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 9:04am
Weather conditions: Cloudy with fog
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Clouds have filled the sky here in Myoko with temps falling considerably. Light snowfall is expected late tonight, but no change in snow levels is expected.

The Akakuras and Seki are all that's open until Golden Week, when Suginohara plans to open for the holidays. But Seki has got snow in a major way. Still well over 4 metres to last well past Golden Week.

Today's pick is indeed Seki Onsen. There's something about a freeriding smorgasbord while knowing all other resorts are closed ;)

Your Myoko area levels for today:
200cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
190cm (Akakura Onsen);
430cm (Seki Onsen)

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Minakami Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 9:40am
Weather conditions: Overcast with light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain at the valley level this morning with a current temperature of 7 deg C. The forecast is for light rain for the remainder of the day and all of tomorrow.

The outlook for the rest of the week: Saturday and Sunday should be sunny with clear skies, warm temperatures 15 deg+ and relatively now wind. Great Spring skiing conditions! A touch of rain expected on Monday but more nice weather from Tuesday.

Minakami Now reports will be cut back to 2 reports per week from now on.
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Niseko Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 10:00am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another cloudy day in Niseko today and it looks like it’s going to stay that way for the next couple of days. Very light winds and temperatures will stay above 0 with a low of +5 and a high of +7. The clouds should stay high making visibility good all over the mountain.

Hopefully the drop in temperature on Friday will produce some light snow over Friday night and Saturday morning.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 10:28am
Weather conditions: Moderate/Heavy rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not a fun day for being on the mountain today with moderate/heavy rain falling and forecast to continue through the night. Better to drive somewhere warm and find a box of chu-hi's and a cherry tree if there are any flowers left. Rain also forecast for tomorrow and looks to be an overcast weekend.

Take care if heading off piste or in the trees as there are open glide cracks in the snow, hollow sections that can collapse and wet snow avalanches on steep lines on any aspects. Those heading backcountry should be aware of also rockfall coming down from melting snow, rocks and trees on the snow surface and water flowing under the snow that can make crossing creeks and gullies potentially treacherous.

Avalanche Advisory:

Below tree line: Low

Tree line: Low

Alpine: Moderate   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 12:56pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a bit of a miserable day here in Nozawa with rain falling in the village and apparently up top on the mountain as well. There is quite a lot of cloud up there as well as some strong winds and so it is perhaps a good day for an onsen today.

Right now it is looking likely that it will be rain as well tomorrow, but sunny weather lined up for the weekend.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 13:24pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain this morning with a lot of wet looking clouds hanging on and even rain up at Kagura it seems. It's also rather windy out there today, though the gondola (number 2) is operating as normal for the day.

Due to the winds, Tashiro is closed for the day due and the Kagura Mitsumata area is open from the (Mitsumata) Ropeway to Kagura number 1 quad lift.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 10th April 2008, 17:26pm
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Unfortunately, last night we had rain rather than snow falling in the region and it was continuing this morning. There was lots of cloud around and it has not warmed up as much as it has been of late. Things have dried up a bit this afternoon but there is still a fair bit of cloud around.

Lifts that have been open today:

Mammoth (two lifts);
Ichinose Family (two lifts);
Okushiga Kogen (two lifts);
Kumanoyu (3 lifts);
Yokoteyama (6 lifts).   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
30th May, 10:10
Geto Kogen Now
06th May, 15:13pm
Appi Kogen Now
23rd Apr, 17:30
Furano Now
22nd Apr, 10:12am
Madarao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
20th Apr, 9:38am
Yuzawa Now
20th Apr, 9:37am
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am