Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 8:55am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Heavy rain has been falling since 5am. There is cloud cover and visibility will be very poor today.

Only the top lifts at Yamabiko will be in operation today. Winds are slight and the base snow levels are dropping below 130cm.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 9:14am
Weather conditions: Light rain (snow high up)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday it did rain for part of the day, but seemed to clear up in the evening and night. This morning there was some heavy rain falling earlier on but at the moment it is just light rain but it is forecast to continue throughout the day.

Better news than rain falling is that Gala Yuzawa and Kagura are both currently reporting snow to be falling at higher levels!

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Niseko Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 9:49am
Weather conditions: Sunny with some clouds set to move in. No precipitation forecast for the next few days. Temperatures will remain similar to current conditions.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a beautiful sunny start to the day today. No new snow overnight but the snow is great for some spring turns on the hill. Its +1 at the base and -4 at the top with a slight breeze. Visibility is good however there are some clouds looming. Compacted snow at the top of the resort with looser snow down lower that will soften up during the course of the day.

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Furano Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 10:00am
Weather conditions: Sunny with some clouds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A sunny start here in Furano with it becoming overcast later in the day and the possibility of light snow showers in the afternoon and possibly tonight. Mild wind and temperatures ranging from -2 to just above 0 and winds around 10km/h.

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Naeba Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 10:40am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light rain / light snow higher up
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain on and off for a fair bit of yesterday and this morning feels wet but at the moment it isn't raining, just a few spots before. Reports of a sprinkling of fresh snow falling higher up on the mountains though this morning, which is always welcome of course. It is colder than it has been today, and probably won't rise above 5 degrees.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 10:42am
Weather conditions: Cloudy and very light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Hakuba is currently sitting under a high cloud bank that covers all the upper portions of the ski hills. Very light rain and somewhat chilly at the base today and you can expect some precip in the form of snow at higher elevations. Visibilty is not great atop the peaks today so take it easy on the slopes out there. Watch for bare patches if you skiing on ungroomed runs. Wind is light from the NE today and more light snow is expected this evening.

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

Backcountry Travel Advisory:
Not a particularily great day for backcountry travel, but if you are heading out take care as the poor visibility and new snow atop old spring slush could make more technical descents a bit treacherous.
A shallow snowpack over bushes, rock outcroppings and bamboo (sasa) will be more likely to slide. Also take care in convex areas as there may be glide cracks formed and big holes in the snow. Wet, moisture laden snow will be more likely to slide on steep faces and this may also loose rocks/debris onto unwary travellers, so be careful under steep rock faces and cliffs.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 17th April 2007, 13:28pm
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have some new snow to report in Shiga Kogen this morning. There was about 5cm or so in higher areas and a sprinkling lower down (which has now disappeared). At the moment it is just cloudy but those 5cm will go a long way on the slopes. As you might expect with snow falling it has been fairly cold overnight and this morning, with the thermometer just rising above the zero mark.

Shibutoge is closed until the 19th, reopening again on the 20th. So areas of Shiga Kogen that have lifts moving today are as follows:

- Mammoth
- Ichinose Family
- Okushiga Kogen
- Kumanoyu
- Yokoteyama
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
30th May, 10:10
Geto Kogen Now
06th May, 15:13pm
Appi Kogen Now
23rd Apr, 17:30
Furano Now
22nd Apr, 10:12am
Madarao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
20th Apr, 9:38am
Yuzawa Now
20th Apr, 9:37am
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am