Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Cloud cover
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A much greyer start to the morning, a contrast to the blue skies we have seen the last week or so. Not quite as warm (hot!) today with perhaps a high of around 17 degrees.

The forecast is for rain this afternoon and all of tomorrow - and perhaps heavy at times. We might be on for some strong winds as well overnight.

Talking of winds, GALA Yuzawa it seems is closed today due to forecast strong winds.

The sakura (cherry blossoms) are in full bloom at the moment making for a pretty sight all over town. It's a shame it isn't another of those bright and sunny days so they look their best...

Official resort snow depths @ 14th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
100cm   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 9:17am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning is not quite as warm as it has been, but still very mild. The sun is also taking a break as we have some fairly even cloud cover this morning with a warm breeze.

There's a high chance of rain falling this afternoon through into tomorrow along with perhaps some strong winds that might affect the resort lift operations. More on that tomorrow morning.

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

Official resort snow depths on 14th April 09:

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

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 9:22am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
6 degrees at the bottom of the mountain and an almost unchanged 5 degrees up top just a bit earlier this cloudy morning in Naeba.

The warm weather of recent days is taking it's toll on the snow on the mountain, with large patches of ground on view on the lower slopes now. Higher up cover is still pretty decent at Naeba and good at Kagura.

The village and indeed slopes are now rather quiet, so if you're on for some spring riding, you won't have to share them with many other people out there.

Rain is forecast for this afternoon and very likely also tomorrow as well.

Lifts operating today at Naeba:

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 at least 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 ...

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 13:40pm
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday was a warm one getting up to near 18 degrees in the village. Overnight though the winds switched more northerly and today temperatures are much cooler, we'll be lucky to reach 8 degrees. Still after some cloud this morning the day has cleared and there's bright sunshine to take the edge of the cool winds.
The warmth yesterday took it's toll on the lower slopes and the first patches on piste are starting to appear here and there. Still no problem to ski top to bottom though.
Cooler temps are expected to remain over the next couple of days but then warming a little again later in the week.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 290cm
Bottom - 65cm

Niseko Village:
No longer updating snow depth

Top - 260cm
Bottom - 90cm
   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 14:04pm
Weather conditions: Overcast, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The bluebird skies couldn't last forever; the last week has been golden with board demo's, great spring conditions, blue skies, and after-ski bbq's and drinks. Could this be the end of the Golden Weather for us? Poured rain for awhile but its mellowing off now, rain on the radar a bit more than recently over the upcoming week though which will eat into the base more than the sunshine does.

A lot of people are making the most of the Spring snow and great weather to get out into the BC areas. While its nice out there, its important to remember to take the BC areas and avalanche risks as seriously as mid-Winter. A size 3 Avalanche was witnessed yesterday set off by sluff from skiers above which would have wiped out anything in its path. Pay due caution in the BC!

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 14th Apr 09:
130cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
165cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
210cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Tuesday 14th April 2009, 19:08pm
Weather conditions: Clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Spring seems to be here to stay, with almost solid blue skies the last four days. This morning started off with a sprinkle of rain and some haze, which quickly cleared up to another beautiful bluebird.

As is typical for this time of year, we are seeing a sharp temperature variation between afternoon and evening. Temperatures are still dipping to below freezing at night, so first runs are quite firm and fast.

We should be seeing daily temperature spreads of about 15 degrees over the next few days, so expect highly variable conditions.   Read more ...

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