Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 10th April 2009, 9:29am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The good weather continues much as it has been for the whole week. It is already a very warm 16 degrees in town with a high today of 23 degrees forecast for Yuzawa, so as you can imagine that snow line is continuing to creep up the mountains.

The weekend will be fine and sunny too with similar conditions - perhaps not quite as warm as today will be.

Two more days left at Kandatsu - from Monday we will be left just with Gala Yuzawa, Naeba and Kagura. Still no official word on Gala's closing day, but I have heard maybe one more week ( < not confirmed! )

Official resort snow depths @ 10th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu:

Other resorts in Yuzawa are now closed for the season and there is now no nighta open in the area.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 10th April 2009, 9:54am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Weather wise it is once again very similar to previous days - sunny and warm. It is +4 degrees up at Kagura and will be rising to a fair bit higher than that during the day. No need for all that winter gear any more!

More of the same over the weekend too.

Lifts operating at Naeba today:

Prince No2 gondola
Takenokodaira romance (pair) lift
Daishamen romance (pair) lift

For the weekend, the top lift and the Dragondola (connecting Naeba with Tashiro) will be operating.

Most of the Kagura resort area remains open, but some (smaller) courses are now closed just on weekdays - so should be pretty much fully open tomorrow and Sunday.

Planned closing dates for Naeba and Kagura:

Naeba: May 6th
Tashiro area of Kagura: May 6th
Kagura Mitsumata (via Mitsumata Ropeway): May 24th

We will continue to make updates to this Naeba Now! page a few times a week, but from now on until the end of the season at Kagura the daily reporting from the Yuzawa area of Niigata will move over to the Yuzawa Now! report section, so remember to check out that page as well for the latest.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 10th April 2009, 12:49pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
And..... more of the same! The sun is out, blue skies, it's very warm - it feels like it has been like this for so long now. Great if you are out on the hills watch out for sunburn.

Resort operations are the same as well, as below:

Mammoth - 1 lift operating
Ichinose - 2 lifts operating
Okushiga Kogen - 2 lifts operating
Kumanoyu - 3 lifts operating
Yokoteyama - 6 lifts operating

More lifts will be operating on Saturday and Sunday, including the following resort areas:

Ichinose Diamond

The good weather looks set to continue as well so it should be a good weekend of spring skiing and snowboarding.

The next update will be on Sunday - enjjoy the weekend.

Official resort snow depths at resort areas that are open on 10th April 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 10th April 2009, 16:35pm
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's the same story today with yet more blue skies, sun and warm temperatures - very warm and it doesn't look likely to cool down in the next few days too much with a fine weekend of weather forecast as well. Just a slight northerly breeze today. Should be a great weekend of spring riding.

Official resort snow depths on 10th Apr 09:
140cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
185cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
230cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 10th April 2009, 18:32pm
Weather conditions: Light overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The town is abuzz with the sound of agricultural machinery waking up from a long slumber, as the ground has finally thawed enough to plow. Today was a comparitive scorcher with temps soaring to 15 degrees C in the town. Things were a little cooler on the mountain, with the weather mostly hazy or lightly cloudy and not getting a lot of direct sun.

The runs which are open on the Furano Zone are still skiing very well, and with 1.5 meters of snow base reported, we can look forward a long spring ride out. Kitanomine, which closes earlier due to getting more sun and less snow, has finally "burned through" after being ungroomed for 12 days.

Rather strong winds this afternoon made it a bit rocky on the Ropeway, but all lifts kept operating according to schedule.

Tomorrow's forecast is a bit cooler but more sun. Should be a very nice weekend for spring skiing overall with a lot of sun forecast Sunday as well.   Read more ...

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