Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 7:27am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The snow clouds have moved on and this morning it is bright and sunny and there are blue skies all around early on. It is also a cold morning with the temperature at around -2 at 7am. It looks like it is going to be a fine and sunny day. Well, at least in the morning - cloud is forecast for later on this afternoon. Happily it seems it won't warm up too much with a top temp. currently forecast for around +2 this afternoon. A fine day to be on the slopes.

Good news is that we have a good chance of snow returning to the region late tonight/early tomorrow morning and through the weekend as well. Even if it doesn't turn out to be significant snowfall, it is probable that the temperatures will stay low, meaning that snow conditions this weekend should be good.

As mentioned a few days ago, the NASPA Ski Garden resort will be reopening tomorrow. (The resort had to close previously due to the lack of snow before the most recent snowfall).

Have a good weekend!   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 7:47am
Weather conditions: blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blues skies today with a tint of high cloud. There's the sound of the morning chorus from the birds - a warning of spring to come.. however, they might be a little bit confused this year with all these low pressure systems descending on us so late in the season, I guess they may have booked their flights to early? We shall see.

There's no wind at the moment, and it's reading -8 on the scale. Things are looking good for the weekend.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 7:55am
Weather conditions: Sun, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
From early on this morning it is looking like it is going to be a fine, sunny day. It was cold last night and it is still is cold this morning, and temperatures will probably not rise too much during the day so it likely will not be doing any real damage to the snow conditions once again.

There is a chance of more snow for tomorrow and over the weekend, so now is a good time to be taking advantage of this late season boost.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Blue sky.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a beautifull bluebird morning here in Furano, should be some great views from the mountain. There has been a couple of centimetres of fresh in the last 24 hours. It is nice and cold this morning; -8 at 8am at the mountain base. Hopefully remain cold through today as they are predicting snow showers later on today. The forecast for tomorrow is overcast wih no snow but the following days should bring snow showers.
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Minakami Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 9:26am
Weather conditions: Mostly clear skies with some high cirrus clouds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday the snow continued until around mid afternoon then subsided and turned into a clear sky night which caused a thin surface crust to form. Today, the sun is out and shining which will give all of the new snow a chance to settle.

The forecast for Saturday is now for more snow, cold temperatures and moderate winds. If you are comming up for the weekend I would be heading to either Tenjindaira or Houdaigi area, both of which have great snow conditions. (mid Winter conditions)   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 10:03am
Weather conditions: Cloudy.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A partly cloudy start to the day this morning in Nozawa. Temperatures and base depths are the same as yesterday with -7C and 200cm at the top and between 30-50cm and -1C at the lower parts of the resort. None of the lowest lifts are open but skiing top to bottom is still possible. Snow conditions are still very good after the snow a few days ago and patches of powder are still around. Visibility at the moment is good. Winds are around 10km/h, as they will be over the next few days.

The outlook is good; snow is set to begin to fall lightly today and continue all day Saturday and Sunday. Heavy snow will fall Sunday night. Up to 13cm will fall at the top.
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Hakuba Now!

Friday 16th March 2007, 11:00am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny with a few scattered clouds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today, Hakuba is currently under sunny blue skies with temperatures lingering around the 1~2 deg.C mark and light winds out of the North. It is expected to snow from midnight tonight through tomorrow and possible until Sunday morning! We are truly enjoying this second breath of Winter here after almost giving up hope... some people had already started putting away their boards and begun picking sansai (wild mountain vegetables)!

Our trained avalanche forecaster and weather guru is still out and his absence has been extended to the 18th of March, so the in-depth weather observations from Hirakawa Study Plot are put on hold til then.

Todays's Avalanche Hazard safe out there powderhounds!


Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Considerable

Below tree line: Low

N.B. As was noted previously: these hazard levels will likely increase with the daytime warming

Travel Advisory:

With today's sun affected slopes there may be south facing areas of failure once the snow gets melting and more moisture laden. Also caution should be taken in lee side wind loaded slopes where a deep wind packed snowpack is present. Areas of tension around rocks and convex rolls should also be avoided. Gullies and steeper aspects could still be potential areas of danger as there still is quite a bit of fresh snow sitting atop some crust layers.   Read more ...

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