Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 24th May 2019

Geto Kogen Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 7:30am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Geto Kogen.

Yesterday was a day of changeable conditions - fine > snow > fine > cloud. Mixing it up!

No cm of fresh snow to report though and this morning it is just cloudy with the chance of some rain later on.

Snow again tomorrow?

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Official snow depths:

* Top: 370cm
* Base: 230cm

Planned operating lifts - subject to change due to weather:

* Number 1 Gondola
* Number 1 pair lift

- Other lifts now closed for the season

Courses & Tree Runs - subject to change due to weather:

* All of the main official courses are available
* All tree runs open   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 8:10am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: 7cm
Snow depth: --
Furano has had a wintery blast from last weekend and there was a surprise snow fall of 5cm on Sunday and 2cm yesterday in the village. This has topped up the slopes and provided some premium spring conditions. Today is another cool start but the daytime temperature will rocket up to +6c. While this is not quite t-shirt weather, the t-shirt weather is on it's way with 11c forecast for Sunday and then a few days of double digit positive temperatures next week.

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Niseko Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 9:56am
Weather conditions: Loads of blue sky
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Niseko.

Here we are back in Niseko and it is a fine morning with lots of blue sky and just a bit of cloud. And that is about it for this morning.

These fine mild and calm conditions look set to continue for a few more days.

Niseko is rather quiet now!

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Ski resort operation information: Wednesday 10th April 2019
Subject to change due to weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 320cm
- Base: 90cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Ace Family quad
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad
- King Number 3 quad
- King Number 4

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Niseko Annupuri
Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Monday 6th May 2019

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 250cm
- Base: 60cm

Planned ski lift operations:
- Annupuri Gondola
- Dream Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 1 quad
- Jumbo Number 4 pair

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Niseko Village and Niseko HANAZONO areas are now closed for the 2018-2019 season   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:38am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Yuzawa.

A very quick report this morning with a more detailed follow up tomorrow.

After the snow yesterday there is another 2cm being reported by Kagura this morning and snow falling up there, but it is raining down in town. Chance of a bit more snow overnight.

Anyway, more details tomorrow.

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Updated: Wednesday 10th April 2019

GALA Yuzawa
- Official snow depth: 260cm
- The Central Area and part of the Northern Area of GALA Yuzawa remain open
- The downhill Falcon course is now closed for the season - take the Gondola down
- GALA Yuzawa plans to be open until Monday 6th May

Kagura
- Official snow depth: 260cm (Kagura); 230cm (Tashiro); 200cm (Mitsumata)
- Kagura remains almost fully open
- Tashiro Ropeway plans to be open until Monday 6th May
- Kagura via Mitsumata Ropeway plans to be open until Sunday 26th May

Kandatsu Kogen
- Official snow depth: 170cm
- Kandatsu remains part open
- Kandatsu Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 21st April

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All other ski resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region are now closed for the season   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:55am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 3cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Hakuba.

This morning... yes, we have more snow with snow from early morning I am measuring 3cm. And it has been coming down quite nicely too at times. Hakuba 47 were reporting 10cm of fresh snow on upper slopes yesterday and there's going to be more now and possibly more before tomorrow.

(And is that more snow I see on the forecast for early next week? Cor blimey!)

It's not over yet, as they say.

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Ski resort information on Wednesday 10th April 2019:
The below info is checked manually each morning and believed to be correct at time of report.

Hakuba Happo-one

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 305cm
- Usagidaira: 205cm
- Nakiyama: 30cm

Notes:
- Riesen Grat, Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Panorama, Skyline, Riesen Slalom and Nakiyama South Side areas remain open
- Base areas are closed apart from Nakiyama South Side and Shirakaba South Side (part)
- Hakuba Happo-one plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Hakuba Goryu

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Toomi: -cm
- Iimori: -cm

Notes:
- Iimori and Toomi base area are now closed
- Top areas remain open
- Hakuba Goryu plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Hakuba 47

Official snow depth:
- Top: 235cm
- Base: 80cm

Notes:
- All courses are open
- Hakuba 47 plans to be open until Monday 6th May

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Tsugaike Kogen

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 255cm
- Han-no-ki: 205cm
- Oya-no-hara: 40cm

Notes:
- Tsugaike Ropeway is now generally open for spring operations (check for daily operation plans)
- Tsuga-no-mori, Han-kou, Han-no-ki and Karamatsu course areas remain open
- Other course areas are now closed
- Tsugaike Kogen plans to be open until Monday 6th May   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 11:48am
Weather conditions: Lots of grey cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Hello from Nozawa Onsen.

Nozawa is reporting 5-9cm of fresh snowfall on the upper slopes as of 12 noon today with just a dusting down below and a bit of a wet and gloomy feel to proceedings. (The weather, not if you are strapping on some skis or a board!).

Forecast seems to predict it will stop this afternoon or later on but we have a chance of some more snow tonight. Forecast also is not showing any/much more beyond tomorrow morning so perhaps this really is the last? We shall see.

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Wednesday 10th April 2019

Fresh snowfall reported by the ski resort (since yesterday morning):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 5cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 9cm
- Hikage (660m): no longer reporting
- Nagasaka (615m): no longer reporting
- Karasawa (563m): no longer reporting

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 305cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 220cm
- Hikage (660m): no longer reporting
- Nagasaka (615m): no longer reporting
- Karasawa (563m): no longer reporting

The following lifts are operating:

- Nagasaka Gondola (8:10am - 3:30pm; last one down 3:30pm)
- Yamabiko Four (8:30am - 3:20pm)
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four (8:25am - 3:30pm)

The following courses are open:

- Yamabiko B
- Yamabiko C
- Yamabiko D
- Yamabiko E
- Kokenashi
- Uenotaira
- Paradise

The following courses remain available to ski back down:

- Utopia C
- Mizunashi
- Ushikubi
- Rinkan
- Bunabayashi
- Challenge
- Kumataka

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Nozawa Onsen plans to be open until Monday 6th May   Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
24th May, 9:32am
Yuzawa Now
22nd May, 9:20am
Furano Now
08th May, 8:47am
Niseko Now
07th May, 19:19pm
Myoko Now
06th May, 9:33am
Hakuba Now
06th May, 9:09
Nozawa Onsen Now
06th May, 8:46
Aizu Bandai Now
06th May, 8:35
Minakami Now
06th May, 8:16
Naeba Now
06th May, 8:14am
Madarao Now
06th May, 8:13am
Zao Now
06th May, 7:59
Appi Kogen Now
06th May, 7:59am
Geto Kogen Now
06th May, 7:12
Grandeco Now
02nd Feb, 12:34am

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