Snow and weather reports posted on Wednesday 5th May 2021

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 18th December 2003, 9:25am
Weather conditions: Cloud, snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The rain/snow held off until last night, with clear skies all the way. Early this morning we had an angry sounding thunderstrorm in the area and heavy rain (again).

That turned into snow about an hour ago, and it's been snowing on and off since then. The forecast gives us a nice big snowman today, so we are still hoping for that first elusive major dump of the season, but somehow it just seems unlikely that it will happen today (although we'd like to be proved wrong.)

Resorts (apart from the few listed below) are all on standby, and will open up pretty much as soon as there's enough snow now.

A friend of Yuzawa Now had a day at Kagura this week, and wasn't impressed - the clear message he gave us was... "WAIT!".

Rumour has it that we'll have a snowy weekend, so you never know....   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 18th December 2003, 9:30am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As two big low fronts advance up towards Hokkaido, air temperatures have jumped up to +5 in the village, and rain is likely. This rain should convert to snow around evening time, and hopefully will continue for a couple days.

A few dedicated soles are out making turns this morning, but conditions are pretty desperate. The base has become so thin that rocks are appearing everywhere. Where there are no rocks, there is ice.

Today's turns come with the high probability of damaging your skis or board. Soaking in an onsen is recommended.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 18th December 2003, 9:31am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fog, snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
About another 10cm of new snow overnight. So far the good news. The bad news is that due to strong winds all lifts are currently closed and it doesn't look like they are going to be openend later in the day.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 18th December 2003, 10:20am
Weather conditions: Snow, strong winds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Back to snow today, with a "fubuki" gracing us with strong winds as well as snow. Up to 50cm on some slopes now and more runs going to be opening up once the winds die down. Hopefully leaving behind some decent conditions out there. More info when it clears...   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 18th December 2003, 11:12am
Weather conditions: Snow!
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Around 10cm of snow fell at village level overnight. The reports are slow coming in today, but 47 say they may open the lower runs. High winds are interrupting the operation of the top lift there though. Goryu are saying they got 30cm at the top. No word as yet from the higher resorts (Happo and Tsugaike).

On/off snow is forecast to continue for several days, with it getting heavier towards the weekend. I expect most of the (official) runs will be open by Saturday. It should be a great weekend....   Read more ...

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