Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Myoko Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 6:59am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
New cloud cover is managing to keep temps low and melting slow. Flurries were reported at Suginohara this morning, so the show goes on.

Today's pick is Seki Onsen: 4 metres of snow left till the 18th of May.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
145cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
135cm (Akakura Onsen);
365cm (Seki Onsen)

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Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Overcast, cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cloudy start to the day here, though at 9am it is already around 12 degrees. It shouldn't heat up as much as it did yesterday though (when it was approaching 20) with a high of around 15-16 degrees on the forecast. We are also expecting rain later on in the day and then through tomorrow as well. Hopefully that will clear up in time for the weekend.

Gala Yuzawa will be closed today due to winds and while Kagura seems to be operating they are warning of stronger winds later in the day.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a bit of a dark morning here early on. Lots of grey cloud around and it looks like it might rain at any time, though the forecast is for rain later in the day. It isn't as warm as it was yesterday (the warmest of the year so far?) but still very mild.

The following resort areas and lifts are operating today:

Mammoth (2 lifts)
Ichinose Family (2 lifts)
Okushiga Kogen (2 lifts)
Kumanoyu (4 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (6 lifts)
Shibutoge (1 lift)   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9:22am
Weather conditions: High cloud with some light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sky looked almost blue this morning but the forecasted rain is threatening with a few drops just starting to fall now. This rain is predicted to get heavier as the day progresses and continue through tomorrow with colder temperatures than we've been having over the past few days.


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.

Avalanche Advisory:

Below tree line: Low

Tree line: Low

Alpine: Moderate   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Similar conditions as we had yesterday in Nozawa... it is rather cloudy this morning, though noticeably warmer - the resort are even saying that it is +8 degrees up at the top at Yamabiko.

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 ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 17th April 2008, 9:52am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not a cloud in the sky this morning, another beautiful spring skiing day here in Niseko.

Temperatures are once again set to soar, a maximum of 16 degrees C in the village and 9degrees C at the top of the resort are expected today.

Patchy areas of grass are now visible below the 1000 metre level but up higher the snow base still holds strong.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Madarao Now
16th Jul, 11:46pm
Grandeco Now
16th Jul, 11:27am
Niseko Now
16th Jul, 11:26am
Yuzawa Now
29th Jun, 17:50am
Furano Now
06th May, 9:04am
Hakuba Now
06th May, 9:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
06th May, 8:41
Shiga Kogen Now
06th May, 8:35
Myoko Now
06th May, 8:35am
Zao Now
06th May, 8:30am
Naeba Now
06th May, 8:28am
Minakami Now
06th May, 8:27am
Appi Kogen Now
06th May, 8:04
Geto Kogen Now
06th May, 8:01