Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 10th May 2021

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 9:17am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
But not today! This morning has started off rather similar to yesterday, perhaps with a bit more cloud. We are due for some rain later on tonight and hopefully the temperature will drop low enough for us to maybe get something a bit more exciting than that... we shall see. Looks like cloud tomorrow though...   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 9:25am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Let the season begin!

The first skier & snowboarder carrying lifts are moving this morning as Nozawa Onsen opens for the 07/08 season. The resort is reporting 90cm on Yamabiko and 70cm on Uenodaira course and the lifts below are all taking excited people up to that snow to enjoy the first turns of the season.

- Nagasaka Gondola (both sections)
- Yamabiko four-lift
- Yamabiko No 2 four-lift
- Uenotaira quad lift
- Skyline connecting lift.

This morning it is very fine weather with a bit of cloud but the sun out and a fair bit of blue sky around - should be a fun first day out there. Fairly mild as well and looks like it will stay that way until later on in the day when there is a chance of rain (or hopefully snow higher up).   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 9:51am
Weather conditions: Cloudy skies with low clouds/mist above 1300m
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Hakuba Village and valley are shrouded in a low lying mist/cloud this morning obscuring all the resorts from about the 1300m level.

Light rain overnight resulted in trace amounts of snow atop the upper slopes of the resorts but still not enough to make any real improvement in the snow conditions. Skiers and boarders should take care on the slopes today as the mist will make visibilty an issue.

Still skiable terrain on groomed and packed powder runs with even some moguls on the ungroomed slopes. Watch out for bare patches coming through, as the base is not that deep.



Above tree line: N/A

Tree line: N/A

Below tree line: N/A

Travel Advisory:

Spring-like conditions. Watch for partially buried rocks/stumps etc.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 9:53am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Fine weather again today, with a few clouds in the sky but right now the sun is out and it is around 3 degrees temperature.

Here's the resort operations for this weekend (today and tomorrow).

At Naeba:
They are offering free parking today and tomorrow at Naeba and operations over the weekend are as follows:

No 4 Romance lift
No 5 high speed lift
Romance lift
Daishamen Romance lift
Prince No 2 Gondola

The Gondola is open to take you up top - at the moment it is not possible to ski or snowboard down from up there due to snow conditions.

The course in front of the hotel, Takenodaira gelende and an 'intermediate/expert' course.


At Kagura:

The following courses are open this weekend:

Kagura main gelende
Giant course
Technical course
Gondola course
Family course
Taikai ba-an
Gondola line

....and from today, the Panorama course will also be open.

Tashiro is still planning to open on 15th December.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 10:04am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There is some cloud in the sky this morning but more blue skies and the sun is out and it is turning out to be a very fine day. With the fine weather over the last few days the snow has melted a bit - there's just a bit on the side of the roads now - and the slopes that are open are reporting around 30-45cm or snow.

Here's an update of the resort status. Many parts of Shiga Kogen are now at least part open....

Shiga Kogen Ropeway
Nishitateyama (upper)
Ichinose Family
Ichinose Diamond
Okushiga Kogen

Please note that in general resort operations though are still very limited and there are few connections between the individual resorts, so we are not anything like into proper season yet. Still a good early start and hopefully we will get more snow soon.

Anyway, additional lifts that are starting operating today:

Maruike - triple lift
Nishitateyama - No 2 triple lift
Yakebitaiyama - No 2 Gondola, No 2 high speed lift
Okushiga Kogen - No 2, No 3 high speed lift
Shibutoge - No 1 romance lift

Have a good weekend.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 11:01am
Weather conditions: cloudy with periodic snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --

Light snow continued to fall yesterday afternoon with an accumulation of another few centimeters.

Top lift number 3 is open again today. It is only operational on weekends. Spies is open all the way to the bottom now, which means wide long groomers.

Night skiing will commence today between 17:00 and 20:00 on the Prince Beginner's Course only.

Snowfall is expected later today and then all day tomorrow.

An early winter lift ticket special today has been announced today with daily lift tickets only 3000 Yen until December 14th. This lift ticket special leads me to believe the Kitanomine Zone will open from December 15th, but this has not been made official yet.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 17:14pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A warmer sunny day today with a mid day temperature of 10 deg C at the valley level. The upper mountains were all covered in clouds for the duration of the day with some very light precipitation (snow above 1500m).   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Saturday 1st December 2007, 19:36pm
Weather conditions: snowing
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A slight snowfall last night is scheduled to repeat itself every day for at least the next week, which should send the snow levels up well past what Myoko needs in order to open on time. Today's depths are listed below:   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
10th May, 8:40
Yuzawa Now
10th May, 8:28
Furano Now
09th May, 16:56pm
Hakuba Now
09th May, 10:50am
Nozawa Onsen Now
09th May, 8:12am
Kiroro Now
06th May, 13:52pm
Niseko Now
05th May, 16:07pm
Myoko Now
05th May, 13:16pm
Madarao Now
05th May, 9:26am
Geto Kogen Now
05th May, 7:45
Zao Now
05th May, 7:41
Appi Kogen Now
05th May, 7:40
Aizu Bandai Now
19th Feb, 12:28
Minakami Now
13th Jan, 10:10am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am