Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 16th February 2005, 8:40am
Weather conditions: Rain, strong winds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
An almost spring like feel to this morning. Not as cold as it has been and rain falling early on.

We've also got fairly strong winds blowing - meaning that some resorts haven't opened yet and may well not do, especially higher areas. Check with the individual resorts for more info.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 16th February 2005, 9:02am
Weather conditions: Rain/light snow, strong winds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A warm morning in the region, with rain/wet snow falling and more importantly strong winds blowing. This means that many of the lifts are not moving early on this morning due to the winds. This may change as the day progresses and if the winds calm down, but for now it's a day to go find an onsen!   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 16th February 2005, 10:24am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blue skies and blazing sunshine this morning. No significant snowfall overnight, but with calm conditions and great visibility the peak has been opened. The peak is offering up great turns today, but caution is required as always.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 16th February 2005, 10:25am
Weather conditions: Moderate - Heavy snow fall
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
With the arrival of this newest warm front temperatures have risen to temperatures hovering just below 0 degrees C. We have received 20cm over night in the valley and it continues to snow very hard. However, there is the chance that temperatures may rise to above 0 in the valley later in the day and snow may turn to drizzle. We seriously hope not. Either way snow will definitely continue to fall up on the mountain and there will definitely be some great turns to be had up above mid station. Winds have died down since yesterday and should stay light through the day with increasing winds overnight and snow flurries through the night into Thursday.

Avalanche Bulletin:

Things up to today have been very stable but with this new system those wind slabs that were created on all aspects over the last 4 days will be loading with this new snow and will become more unstable as over laying snow adds weight and temperatures rise. The south and south east faces received large amounts of solar radiation in the past week and there are 3 sun crusts with in the top 70 cm of the snow pack. Be careful of new snow avalanches on these southern and south east aspects. Be extremely careful around steep convexing chutes or gullies around rocks and trees on south east aspects as there has been a lot of wind deposited snow in these areas on top of sun crusts and with cool clear nights recently there have also been facets forming around these rocks, trees and under the sun crusts. As northerly winds increase these south and south east slopes will once again continue to load.

Avalanche Danger:

Bellow Tree Line: Moderate
Natural avalanches unlikely. Human triggered avalanches POSSIBLE.
Use caution in steeper terrain on all aspects.

Tree Line: Moderate
Natural avalanches unlikely. Human triggered avalanches POSSIBLE.
Use caution in steeper terrain on all aspects.

Alpine: Considerable
Natural avalanches possible. Human triggered avalanches PROBABLE.
Be increasingly cautious in steeper terrain.

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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 16th February 2005, 12:44pm
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Due to gale both gondola lifts and all the upper lifts have stopped.
Kandahar course was supposed to be opened today, but the lift there doesn't operate either.    Read more ...

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