Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Furano Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 7:00am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Kitanomine quad chair is closed today for maintenance - this means that the only lift from the base of Kitanomine is the Gondola. There are no beginner courses from the top of the Gondola. It will be another warm day and we are starting off at -6c but things will warm up to +4c by midday. Yesterday's warmth melted snow in the village which became very icy by afternoon, so expect firm conditions on the lower mountain. The sky is clear at the moment but clouds are expected to move in as the morning progresses.


Operating lifts:

Kitanomine Gondola
Kitanomine Romance Chair
Kitanomine quad chair *** CLOSED ***
Kitanomine Snow Escalator
Link lift

Furano Ropeway
Furano Downhill chair #1
Furano Downhill chair #2
Furano Downhill chair #3
Prince Romance chair
Furano Snow Escalator

Kitanomine Zone: Open
Furano Zone: Open   Read more ...
 

Geto Kogen Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 7:38am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

No fresh snow again and it is a fairly mild morning. As expected, a few days of milder/warmer conditions are forecast.

Yesterday was generally fine weather.

Alas, I have to report some light rain falling this morning. It's never fun having to do that. But we are hopeful for snow. Hopefully that hope is not in vain. Hopefully.

Anyway, we'll just have to see what nature has planned for us...

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Official snow depths:

* Top: 310cm
* Base: 170cm

Planned operating lift information - subject to change:

* Number 1 Gondola
* Number 2 Gondola (operates on weekends and holidays only)
* Number 1 pair lift
* Number 2 pair lift
* Quad lift

Courses & Tree Runs - subject to change:

* All of the main official courses are available
* Rabbit, Summit, Beech, Stream, Shooter 2-4 tree run course are open
* Shooter 1 and Extreme tree run courses not yet available

Nighta skiing operations

* Weekends and holidays from until 24th February 2020
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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 7:55am
Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy, but some blue to be seen
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Update

Clouds clearing and blue skies and sunshine!

Original report

Good morning from Nozawa

As expected, it's mild this morning.

The resort itself was reporting a temperature of +4C up on the top Yamabiko area as of 7:30am (as well as some spots of rain). We have some of that down here too now - was a little brighter just a short while ago; looks like it's brighter up top now, so changeable conditions. The chance of rain should go away as the morning goes on; so, quickly please.

These warmer temperatures are unfortunately going to be bugging us through until around Sunday with colder conditions and the chance of snow on the forecast for Monday.

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The only courses not open at Nozawa at the moment are Kandahar (which is of course often the case, see below) and Kamoshika which is closed due to avalanche risk.

The Kandahar course is often used for official events and mostly closed to the public. However they do sometimes open it for everyone and for the rest of this season it will be open to the public on the following dates: 25th February, 2nd and 16th March

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Thursday 13th February 2020

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort since yesterday morning:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 0cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 0cm
- Hikage (660m): 0cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 0cm
- Karasawa (563m): 0cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 240cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 190cm
- Hikage (660m): 130cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 100cm
- Karasawa (563m): 85cm

All lifts normally operating apart from the following lifts:

- Yunomine pair
- Mizunashi triple
- Challenge pair
- Utopia pair

All courses normally open apart from the following courses:

- Kandahar
- Kamoshika (limited due to avalanche risk)

Nighta until 8:00pm

- Nagasaka Four lift operates
- Every Saturday until 28th March
- 23rd February
- 20th March
- Subject to change   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:18am
Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

Well, not the best.

It has been raining. Yes, even up here. Though it shouldn't be lasting long this morning. There is some blue sky on show in places so hopefully it's already clearing up.

The milder conditions will be lasting a few days though into the weekend.

For fresh snowfall, we can look towards Monday.

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All areas and connections at Shiga Kogen are now open (with just a few minor exceptions).

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Photos: Kumanoyu, Takamagahara and Hasuike Junction

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Thursday 13th February 2020

The below information is manually checked.
Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 260cm

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Originally planned night time operations at the Shiga Kogen ski areas are as follows; subject to change, so please check with the resorts.
Note that separate lift tickets are required.

Ichinose Diamond
22nd-23rd February 2020
20th-21st March 2020
Quad lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Ichinose Family
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 21st March 2020
Number 2 pair B lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Kumanoyu
Every Saturday until 28th March 2020
23rd February 2020
20th March 2020
Number 1 pair lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Takamagahara Mammoth
Saturdays until 21st March 2020
23rd February 2020
20th March 2020
Number 2 triple lift
6:30pm until 8:30pm

Sun Valley
22nd-23rd February 2020
Number 1 quad lift
7:00pm until 8:30pm

Yakebitaiyama
Every Saturday until 29th February 2020
23rd February 2020
Number 3 high speed lift
6:00pm until 8:00pm

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The section of road connecting the southern area of Shiga Kogen (from Yokoteyama onwards) with Gunma Prefecture is now closed for the season. It will be closed until 24th April 2020. Approach Shiga Kogen using Route 292 from the west (Nagano/Nakano/Yamanouchi)   Read more ...
 

Zao Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:28am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Zao.

Some rain at the moment, I'm afraid, and as we have been expecting some mild conditions.

The resort is actually reporting snow on the summit area as of 7:15am.

So not great but lets hope the rain stops soon... it isn't due to continue that long.

Next snowfall? Early week.

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Karamatsu pair

- All courses are now (mostly) open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 95cm
- Paradise area: 110cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 115cm
- Uwanodai area: 60cm
- Oomori area: 40cm

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Night time operations:

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.   Read more ...
 

Appi Kogen Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:30am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Appi,

It’s bad news from Appi today, no fresh snow and rain has just started falling. This is expected to continue throughout the day.

Cloud is present and a very gentle breeze around the base at present. Definitely a few degrees cooler than yesterday!

All lifts are operating as normal.

Confusing messaging from the resort this morning - hearing some reports that Attack, Bravo and Dragon tail tree run courses are closed. Check before going.

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APPI is open with the following lifts normally operating (subject to change):

- Appi Gondola
- Central quad lift
- Central Number 2 lift
- Central Number 3A lift
- Central Number 5 lift
- Nishimori lift
- Sailer quad lift
- Vista quad lift

- Most normal courses at APPI are open
- Dragon tail, Cruise 1, Cruise 2, Bravo, Attack tree run courses are normally open - some may be closed this morning

Snowfall numbers
The below numbers are reported by the resort

Cumulative snowfall:
490cm

Natural snow depth:
230cm   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:31am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

The day is starting off mild and it's going to be a warm day today, with temperatures possibly rising up to around +8C. That is way higher than we would like of course, and it will certainly be melting some of our precious snow. Naughty.

As you would expect, there's no fresh snowfall to report to you either down at base or higher up.

So it is far from being an inspiring morning, for sure, and hopefully we will be back to fresh snowfall come Sunday and beyond as it gets colder again.

I would expect some hard and icy conditions this morning. A different kind of... fun!

Visibility here by Hirafu base looks fairly decent; looks more limited at the moment over at Hanazono. Is that fog?

Please check out the Avalanche report below.

Take care out there!

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain base: -+1.5℃, no snowfall. Moiwa 800m: NW315°4.8m/s, +2.5℃, no snowfall/snowdrifts. Yu no sawa 1000m: WSW255°3.3m/s, -1.7℃. Niseko Village 900m: W273°4.5m/s, -2.2℃. Hirafu 1000m: SW229°4.5m/s, -2.2℃. Hanazono 720m: WSW265°3.3m/s, +3.5℃. Benkei cape: SSW14m/s, Kamui cape: SSW14m/s, 1013hPa, 1.3m waves. Annupuri 1000m snow depth 175cm.

The wind and waves at Kamaui cape of the Shakotan peninsula is winding down between two low-pressure system. The snow has frozen overnight under 700m elevation. The groomers are firm and difficult to groom. The temperature will rise during the day and thaw. 40cm thick surface slab slides from Feb 8th layer are still to be expected in south facing slopes above 800m elevation. There is no fresh snow and the out of bounds area is tracked out.

Block avalanches are highly probable to occur in steep slopes as in Haru no Taki that has been highly affected by the temperature change. Do not enter strictly off-limits areas to seek fresh snow. A small avalanche is powerful enough to kill a human. Some cracks are forming in upper Higashi-One, beware. All gates are opening rom the morning. Have a great day.

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 13th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 240cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 105cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 115cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 115cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:44am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, blue sky
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Yuzawa.

I woke up to the sound of rain on the roof this morning. Not the best start to the day!

Happily, that has stopped and there is increasingly blue sky above us now. Good news about the rain and lets hope that holds off.

But it is going to be a warm day - temperatures here in town might well rise to around 10C. We are still due these warmer conditions for a few days, probably until Sunday.

Obviously that isn't going to be doing snow conditions much good.

Temperatures do look set to still drop back down from Monday and perhaps bring us a fresh layer of snow.

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The GALA Yuzawa webcams still appear to be having issues. We'll bring those to you again once they are back up and running. Gambare, GALA!

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Individual ski resort information: Thursday 13th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All courses and lifts are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 230cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All courses and lifts are open
- Official snow depth: 260cm (upper); 160cm (mid)

Iwappara

- All lifts (apart from Number 1 pair) and all courses (apart from Panorama) are open
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open
- Official snow depth: 160cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- The downhill course will not be open this season
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 280cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts and associated courses are open (weekday operations)
- Official snow depth: 165cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All areas are now open
- Official snow depth: 175cm (upper); 90cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- All lifts are operating and most courses are open
- Official snow depth: 220cm

Naeba

- 21 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 120cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All main courses and lifts are open
- Official snow depth: 135cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- All courses and lifts are open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is operating
- Official snow depth: 170cm (Kogen); 70cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts are operating (weekday operations)
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 7 and 8 lifts are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 110cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Thursday 13th February 2020:

- Yuzawa Kogen
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit
- Maiko Snow Resort   Read more ...
 

Madarao Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:50am
Weather conditions: Fine, blue sky, some cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Madarao.

There has been some rain last night and early morning but I am happy to report that has cleared and currently there's blue skies above the mountain.

The rain easing off is good though it is going to continue to be mild and some might say 'warm' over the next few days (nudging up to close on double digit C), so don't be surprised to see that snow depth number take further dips.

Still, still all open and it should be a feel good morning.

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Current operations: Thursday 13th February 2020

Madarao:

- All lifts should be operating
- All main courses open
- All tree run course open apart from Powder Wave
- Official snow depth: 175cm

Tangram Ski Circus:

- All lifts are operating
- Almost all courses open
- Official snow depth: 130cm   Read more ...
 

Myoko Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:57am
Weather conditions: Mostly sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
That fresh snow of two days ago got pretty soft through the day yesterday.

Rain overnight really brought the snow level down at base (we saw almost a 50cm drop at our measuring point here at the base), although the resorts probably won't see as much loss with machine-compacted snow. So we just need to get through another cycle of insanely high freezing levels before it takes a big jump down and the snow again falls.

Much warmer today than yesterday; anyone reporting minus figures must have their gauge way up on the hill.

I did get a chance to get out and dig a pit, for all you backcountry fans, and the snow itself was nice and stable way down into the pack. An icy layer way down, but nothing to be too concerned about. Of course, it's now all warmed up and even heavier. The last two times we've had the major temperature shifts from unusually warm to cold with heavy snow things have bonded really well, so let's hope the same thing happens early next week when the snow starts falling again.

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Akakura Kanko:
270cm, 6°C

Akakura Onsen:
325cm, 4°C

Ikenotaira Onsen:
230cm, 3°

Myoko Suginohara:
150cm, 4°

Seki Onsen:
350cm, 0°

Myoko Ski Park:
170cm, 2°

Kyukamura RunRun:
290cm, 5°

Tangram Ski Circus:
130cm, 5°

Madarao Kogen:
175cm, 7°

Lotte Arai Resort
347cm, 11.9°

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
100cm, 3°    Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:01am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Hello from Hakuba.

Not good news this morning, I'm afraid.

Rain since last night. But hopefully it will ease off this morning. That would be good.

Annoying as it may be, we are going to have to put up with current warmer conditions over the next few days.

It was a lovely day yesterday actually, if a bit - dare I say it - 'spring-like'. Hakuba 47 were reporting a 'honto-ni?!' double-take-required temp of +12C in the afternoon yesterday. I want to complain to someone!!

It's a bit mad how quickly it has switched from being really very cold to really very warm.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 470cm0cm385cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm460cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm0cm417cm
Hakuba Happo-one0cm0cm530cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



Unchanged data for today.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Base areas apart from Nakiyama North and Kokusai are open
- You can still also take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 210cm
- Usagidaira: 140cm
- Nakiyama: 70cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones are part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 215cm
- Base: 75cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are normally operating apart from Toomi Number 2 pair
- That lift will be open daily from 15th February

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 225cm
- Toomi: 85cm
- Iimori: 65cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- All areas now open
- DBD: Gates 1, 2, 3 and 4 are open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 210cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 75cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating

Courses open:
- All courses plan to be open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 190cm
- Base: 120cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts apart from Number 8 are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- View2
- 5sen South
- SAWA
- Paradise

Open courses:
- 8 courses open on the Mountain Side
- 4 courses open in Village Side

Hakuba Sanosaka
- All lifts are operating

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report
   Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:03am
Weather conditions: Blue sky, sun, some cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Naeba.

I waited a bit this morning. Glad I did because the earlier rain has eased off and the sun is out with increasingly blue skies.

The main issue now is not rain but warmth - let us just hope it doesn't get too warm, though we are forecast rather mild few days.

Colder conditions still forecast from Monday again.

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The Audi FIX Alpen Ski World Cup 2020 event will be held at Naeba on 22nd and 23rd February.

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Official snow depth:

- 120cm

Planned operating lifts:

- Prince Number 2 Gondola
- Takenokodaira romance pair lift
- Takenokoyama romance pair lift
- Number 4 romance pair lift
- Number 3 high speed lift
- Number 4 high speed lift
- Number 5 high speed lift (open for nighta until 8:30pm)
- Hiuchi Number 1 romance pair lift
- Dragondola

Courses planned to be open:

- 21 of 22 courses are normally open
- Splash Bowl currently not open
- The Dragondola is operating to get over to the Tashiro Area of the Kagura resort   Read more ...
 

Aizu Bandai Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:22am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning.

No fresh snow, rather some light rain on and off this morning in the region.

Mild conditions as well. These milder conditions are forecast to continue for at least a few more days with temperatures in low positives.

Clearer skies are likely tomorrow and Saturday.

The next fresh snowfall we can expect should hopefully be late weekend/early week.

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Grandeco Snow Resort:
- 4 (of 5) lifts operating
- 11 (of 13) courses open
- Normal weekday operations
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
- 6 (of 8) lifts operating
- 18 (of 25) courses open
- Official snow depth: 150cm (top); 105cm (mid)

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma:
- Nekoma is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in February
- And so, closed today

Inawashiro:
- 7 (of 9) lifts operating
- 17 (of 18) courses part open
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Listel Ski Fantasia:
- Part open
- Official snow depth: 45cm

MinowaMinowa:
- 2 (of 3) lifts operating
- 8 (of 12) courses open
- Official snow depth: 110cm

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Photos today:

- Grandeco
- Minowa (2)   Read more ...
 

Minakami Now!

Thursday 13th February 2020, 15:02pm
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
The weather turned warm yesterday reaching highs of around 15C down in Minakami town. There was an emergency on the mountain which worked out fine in the end, great result. The snow was excellent in the morning and started to deteriorate around 1pm. Temps were above zero overnight and light rain fell for a couple of hours this morning.

From then it's been a fantastically clear but very warm day. Spring time in mid-Feb.

On the positive side, forecast heavy rain has been downgraded and pushed back.

A return to Winter temps and more agreeable freezing levels is now expected Monday night along with some snow.

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Information:

Akasawa
Normally part open
Note: closed on Tuesdays (apart from 11th February, when it will be closed on 12th February)

Fujiwara
All lifts running; all courses open
Official snow depth: 80cm

Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Open
Official snow depth: 225cm

Minakami Hodaigi
All scheduled lifts running; all courses open
Official snow depth: 125cm

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running
Official snow depth: 110cm

Norn Minakami
All lifts (apart from Number 4) are running; all courses are open
Official snow depth: 110cm

Okutone Snow Park
Number 1 pair A, Number 2 pair B, Number 3 pair B and Number 4 lifts are running
8 of 9 courses are open
Official snow depth: 100cm

White Valley
All open
Official snow depth: 100cm   Read more ...
 

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22nd Apr, 10:12am
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20th Apr, 9:52am
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20th Apr, 9:52am
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20th Apr, 9:51am
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20th Apr, 9:50am
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20th Apr, 9:49am
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20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
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20th Apr, 9:40am
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20th Apr, 9:38am
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20th Apr, 9:37am
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