Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Hakuba Now!

Friday 15th April 2005, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We were blessed by yet another bluebird day this morning, a bit hazy mind you but warm enough for more awesome spring turns on the slopes. Sunny and warm at the base, still great late season conditions on the upper part of the hill, however watch out for bare spots! Backcountry would be superb today for photo opps. Get out there kiddies!

Avalanche warning:

It is Spring conditions and the snow pack has warmed up significantly over the last 2 weeks causing large cracks to open and many areas to release to ground. This will persist until all snow either fails and falls or it melts and sends copious amounts of snow melt water to the valleys and rivers below. With water transport in and under the snow pack slopes of over 20 degrees have the ability to release. Be very cautious in deep valleys below large loaded and cracking slopes and around cornices, especially in periods of strong solar radiation or rain. It is at these times that water transport and snow temperature is increased and so also avalanche hazard.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 15th April 2005, 9:16am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Nozawa will be open again tomorrow and Sunday and if the weekend is anything like today weather-wise it will be a fine time to be out on the slopes.

A bright sunny start to the day, and similar conditions forecast for the weekend. You will need to prepare to not get burnt out there, be warned!

Snow conditions? Well, we haven't been out there this week as it has been closed but you can probably guess. It will be very much spring conditions out there, so basically don't go expecting powder. If you're ok with that you should have a great time.

Enjoy the weekend.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 15th April 2005, 9:26am
Weather conditions: Rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Heavy rain this morning, however sun is expected tomorrow. Higashiyama is open on the weekends. Limited lifts open and poor visibility.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 15th April 2005, 9:28am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today also looks set to be a fine day - bright sunshine early on. It was a cold start to the day but temperatures are quickly rising, +10 at 9am. The weekend is forecast to be fine as well - we'll update this page again later on today.

As you can see in the new pics (added below), the snow has all but disappeared from town level now.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 15th April 2005, 11:50am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today the sun is out in force, it's warm, not many people on the slopes... what more could you want? (Apart from powder snow of course!)

The views from the top this morning are incredible - there's hardly a cloud about and it's really clear.

It looks like the weekend should be fine as well.   Read more ...

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