Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 10th May 2021

Naeba Now!

Thursday 18th November 2010, 10:27am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain/sleet
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fantastic day of weather yesterday when after a cold night it actually warmed up into a fairly mild day, we're colder this morning and another sprinkling of snow on the upper slopes of Kagura to report.

It's not going to be enough for opening this weekend though and the resort has announced that they won't be able to open on Saturday as hoped - and that they will open just as soon as there is enough snow.

A look at the forecast for the next 6 days doesn't show much chance of us getting that snow needed to open up. In fact it looks like we can expect some relatively mild and fine weather conditions with the most likely next snow around Monday, but nothing major. So looks like we will just have to be patient and wait for now....   Read more ...

Zao Now!

Thursday 18th November 2010, 10:39am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning it is about 4 degrees in the central area of Zao Onsen. We had a slight snowfall yesterday, but nothing that really stuck. Today it is just cloudy as that 'waiting for the season to start' feeling continues. Local folk are still busy preparing for what's to come, but they probably would be however much time there was!

The Sky Cable and Zao Chuo Ropeway are not operating at the moment for some pre-season checks and maintenance, but all three Ropeways/Gondolas should be operating daily once more from Saturday.

The forecast isn't looking very promising for the coming week I'm afraid, with fairly mild temperatures and little or no snow likely even up on the top runs of the mountain.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 18th November 2010, 11:06am
Weather conditions: Light rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not the news you are wanting to hear this morning I'm afraid! The resort has announced that opening of the resort has been postponed until at last 27th November, that's a week on Saturday.

There's up to 5cm or so up top at the moment, but with very little snow likely before this weekend and into next week, opening up the top slopes is not possible. So we will just have to wait and keep an eye on that forecast.

For today, it's poor visibility on the top of the mountain but clearer conditions lower down with just a bit of blue skies showing through the clouds at the moment. Light rain was falling just before and right now a temperature of around 5 degrees in the village. Tomorrow should be fine with lots of sun and then a run of a few days with clearer and milder temperatures.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Thursday 18th November 2010, 16:38pm
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
An abolutley amazing day with pure clear skies offering stunning views of Mt Tokachidake across the valley. There is approximately 10cm of snow at the top of Furano Ropeway and approximately nothing at the bottom. There will need to be a substantial fall of snow before the resort can open. The next snow on the forecast is not until next week.
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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Zao Now
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