Snow and weather reports posted on Tuesday 18th February 2020

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:01am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A warm sunny start to the day here in Niseko, temperatures are expected to rise to a maximum of 12degrees C in the village and 6degrees C at the top of the resort. There is little wind at the moment, so overall it is looking like a great day for spring skiing.

The forecast is looking good with more sunshine on the way for the next couple of days.
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Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:02am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As the forecast said, this morning is fine and sunny early on with blue skies all around. It is around 7 degrees at the moment but will more than likely rise to around 16 degrees later on this afternoon. The forecast for tomorrow is more of the same, with a good chance of it being even warmer.

It's amazing how quickly the snow seems to disappear off the bottom slopes in April - every day you can notice a big difference on the resorts that have now closed at town level. Before long people will be saying it's too hot!   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:06am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a fine morning in Shiga Kogen. The sun is out, there are blue skies and hardly a cloud around and it is quite mild. Right now it is looking like we can expect similar conditions tomorrow.

The following resort areas and lifts are operating today:

Mammoth (1 lift)
Ichinose Family (2 lifts)
Okushiga Kogen (2 lifts)
Kumanoyu (3 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (4 lifts)
Shibutoge (1 lift)   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:16am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's going to be a warm one today. The sun is out, there are no clouds around and it is a mild 7 degrees in the village this morning but may rise to even around 15 degrees as the day progresses.

Weekday lift operations now, with the following lifts moving at Naeba:

Prince Number 2 gondola
Number 3 quad lift
Number 4 romance (pair) lift

Most of the courses at Kagura are still serviced by the lifts.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:25am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning things are much clearer with bright sunshine from early on in the morning and blue skies all around. It should be a fine day to get out there and enjoy the spring conditions.... with more of the same forecast fot tomorrow as well.

Weekday operations are now in effect, meaning that the following lifts are operating at the resort:

Nagasaka Gondola (both sections)
Yamabiko Number 2 Four lift
Yamabiko Four lift   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 9:33am
Weather conditions: Bluebird
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another beautiful sunny spring day here in the Alps with 10 degrees in the shade already and not a cloud to be seen or a breeze to be felt. Early morning carving up on Goryu's Alps Daira and 47's Line 1 turning to jib sessions in the early afternoon then beers in the doesn't get much better this time of year.


Cyclists have also been out enjoying the fine spring weather and the dry roads. Rafting starts next weekend on Hakuba's Himegawa, so get out for a splash and an end of Winter wake-up in the water.

The last day of operation for Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo One and Tsugaike will be May 6th. It is always novel to go for a ski in your shorts on a May morning and then enjoy a picnic lunch underneath the blooming cherry trees before getting a good Mt. bike ride in or enjoying a relaxing afternoon on lake Aokiko. Yep it's that month of the year in Hakuba where you can enjoy all that Hakuba has to offer.

Take care if heading off piste or in the trees as there are open glide cracks in the snow, hollow sections that can collapse and wet snow avalanches on steep lines on any aspects. Those heading backcountry should be aware also of rockfall coming down from melting snow, rocks and trees on the snow surface and water flowing under the snow that can make crossing creeks and gullies potentially treacherous.

A large wet snow slide was reported off Hiyodori and the Tsugaike Gondola was stopped at the time of this report.

Avalanche Advisory:

Below tree line: Low

Tree line: Low

Alpine: Moderate   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Tuesday 15th April 2008, 10:08am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sunny skies over Myoko today with temps expected to go double digit by 2pm.

The pick of the day is Akakura Kanko: long runs and long views today, with Sado visible by the afternoon:)

Your Myoko area levels for today:
155cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
145cm (Akakura Onsen);
385cm (Seki Onsen)

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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Zao Now
18th Feb, 9:20
Aizu Bandai Now
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Madarao Now
18th Feb, 9:11
Hakuba Now
18th Feb, 9:02
Myoko Now
18th Feb, 9:01am
Naeba Now
18th Feb, 8:52
Shiga Kogen Now
18th Feb, 8:42
Yuzawa Now
18th Feb, 8:33
Niseko Now
18th Feb, 8:30am
Appi Kogen Now
18th Feb, 8:22
Minakami Now
18th Feb, 8:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
18th Feb, 7:53
Geto Kogen Now
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