Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Blue skies, sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is less hazy this morning but the clouds that gathered yesterday have gont and the blue skies are back with us. It is going to be yet another fine and warm day - it has been quite a stretch of good weather this last couple of weeks.

It is already 15 degrees and should rise to somewhere around 22 later on in the day.

It may well be coming to an end though soon with a good chance of rain tomorrow afternoon and evening and it won't quite be as warm as it has been.

So from today we are left with just GALA Yuzawa, Naeba and Kagura resorts open in the region.

Official resort snow depths @ 13th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
100cm   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 9:16am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning things are very much like they were yesterday with very little to change. It is currently 9 degrees in the village (and rising) and was +4 degrees at the top of Naeba just a bit earlier on.

It might cloud over later on today and we might have some rain falling tomorrow afternoon.

Back to weekday operating at Naeba today and tomorrow with the following lifts operating:

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

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!

Monday 13th April 2009, 9:38am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine and quite busy weekend, we're back to spring weekday lifts this morning but weather-wise it is once again more of the same. The sun is out, the skies are blue... and it is warm, warmer than yesterday in fact and even early on it is closing in on +10 degrees in Maruike.

Mammoth - 2 lifts
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Kumanoyu - 3 lifts
Yokoteyama - 6 lifts

Official resort snow depths on 13th April 09:

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

Myoko Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 9:44am
Weather conditions: Fine, sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have had more fine spring weather in Myoko since the last report with days of sun, fine blue skies and warm temperatures the norm with temperatures rising to over 20 degrees on many days in the town area.... snow melt is continuing at full speed! There's still a lot left though on the mountainside for those wanting to enjoy some spring skiing or snowboarding.

The forecast for tomorrow is cloud followed by rain and then perhaps a few days of cloud lined up, though it is looking unlikely that we will get much precipitation in the coming week.

Official resort snow depths @ 13th April 2009:

140cm (at top)
Seki Onsen:

Akakan - open until May 6th
Seki Onsen - open until May 10th   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 10:41am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Been very mild and sunny over the last few days and snow melt is proceeding rapidly, especially at lower levels. The fields on the plains are starting to lose their winter mantle but the mountain still has top to bottom cover.
Today is expected to get up into the mid teens and remain sunny but some rain is forecast to come in later tomorrow with cooler air coming through in it's wake. Thursday is expected to be quite cool and temps should remain below freezing on the upper mountain although most of the precipitation will have moved through so no snow is expected.
Beyond that fine and warmer weather will return to the region getting back up into the lower teens at village level.
By the end of this week most of the snow will have melted off the plains around Kutchan so the farmers can finally start sowing their crops meaning business at the local Pachinko parlors will drop dramatically. It's going to be nice though to finally see some green in the landscape again. It's great having the contrast of snow covered mountains rising above green fields. I love Spring!

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 300cm
Bottom - 70cm

Niseko Village:
No longer updating snow depth

Top - 270cm
Bottom - 100cm
   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 11:28am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
And so it does. More deep blue skies all around this morning - 8 days on the run now! Some early cloud has been clearing up and once more we are treated to some fantastic views of the mountains. The warm temperatures continue as well but slightly cooler than over the weekend.

Cloud on the forecast for tomorrow with a good chance of rain in the afternoon and perhaps into Tuesday.

Gondola, 3 quad lifts, Hakuba Kokusai No 3 Pair A,B pair lift operating on upper slopes (access via the gondola).

Gondola and Alps No 1 and No 3 pair lifts. Riding down from Alps daira course to Toomi area still ok.

Gondola, Line A pair, Line B pair, Line C quad, Line E pair - still able to ski down to base area.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola and 1 lift operating (upper courses only)

Official resort snow depths on 13th Apr 09:
130cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
170cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
220cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 13th April 2009, 11:38am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
More of the same again! Yet another sunny day here in Nozawa with excellent visibility and a slight a 10km/h westerly breeze. This morning the temperature at the top of the mountain is 6C.

It should be fine and sunny all day today but will actually change tomorrow with rain forecast for tomorrow and into Wednesday.

The Nagasaka gondola, Yamabiko 1 and 2 quads are the only lifts operating today and this week.

The base depths are now at 200cm at Yamabiko and 10cm at Uenotaira.   Read more ...

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