Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 18th November 2019

Furano Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 10:17am
Weather conditions: Overcast with sunny spells.
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Yesterday really was a great day on the mountain with plenty of powder around. It continued to snow lightly through much of the day but we only got a dusting overnight and it has stopped completely now. Looks like its going to be a nice sunny day with great visibility.

In the weekly forecast there is snow predicted for late this afternoon, then tomorrow should be clear and cold, and Wednesday will bring more snow.

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Naeba Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 10:26am
Weather conditions: white sky with sunny spells
New snowfall: --
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Happy New Year!!

0 degrees at the village level this morning - the sun is out, and so are the punters!

Naeba is fully visible from Asagai and we have a sheet white sky today.

All gondolas are operational and everything seems to be full steam ahead.... apart from maybe a few weary individuals who may well be nursing their poor little heads on this fine, 1st day of the year.
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Yuzawa Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 10:43am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Happy New Year to everyone. Let's hope it's a snowy one.

It's a fine morning here in Yuzawa though to start things off. It was very cold overnight, but should rise to around 6 degrees during the day. The sun has just gone behind a cloud but it looks like it will generally be a sunny and fine day with similar conditions forecast for tomorrow (maybe less sun).

Resorts are now all mostly open and even though we don't have as much snow as we are used to at this time of year, there are good conditions to be found out there.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 11:02am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Happy new year folks!

It's a fine start to the year weather-wise in Shiga Kogen with the sun out at the moment. There are clouds hanging on but it should be a fine day and while it went very cold last night things should be less severe as the sun warms things up a bit.

The slopes are fairly busy this morning as you might expect, but there's a lot of courses to choose from and the snow is good. I'm off out there now...!   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 11:20am
Weather conditions: some high cirrus cloud but mostly clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Happy New Year!

Clear skies resulted in cold temperatures last night of around -10 deg C in the valley. This created a temporary crust which has since been melted by the since warmer temperatures and early morning sun. It looks like it will remain a sunny clear day in Minakami today with moderate temperatures.

The next forecasted precipitation is on Friday, which at this stage looks like rain at lower level areas. A cold air mass is supposed to move in from Sunday bringing more snow from the morning.

Okutone has now opened the entire field, and other ski areas in the upper vally are exected to follow suite during this week with night time temperatures facilitating snow making.

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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 12:38pm
Weather conditions: Fine.
New snowfall: --
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A beautiful sunny start to the day in Nozawa and it’s a perfect day to hit the slopes! Even with the good snow and the holiday the lift lines aren’t long with congestion only occurring at the beginning and end of the days.

The temperatures are quite warm: -1C presently on the mountain and +1C in the village.

The forecast is for light snow to begin tomorrow and to continue until Wednesday morning.
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Hakuba Now!

Monday 1st January 2007, 13:20pm
Weather conditions: broken clouds, and sun shining through
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --

Morning (or afternoon) all you sliders! 2007 has begun! Hakuba is currently under partly cloudy skies and it is 4 degrees above zero here at the base at 1:00 PM. No new snow to report but great snow conditions abound on all the resorts. It was a clear cold crisp night last night and the untouched powder got a bit of a frost on it and has lightened up considerably. Keep your eyes peeled for minor rocks and roots out there on the slopes as where people are continually turing it can get a but thin and icy.

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Niseko Now!

Thursday 1st February 2007, 8:59am
Weather conditions: Overcast in village, thick cloud up high.
New snowfall: --
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Yesterday had 4 seasons in one day! We started with rain (nearly 2 degrees at 8am) to heavy snow for a short time, to clear skies. Riding last night under a full moon and stars was great. As forecast it was a colder night, currently around -5 degrees in the village and -10 degrees on the hill, but only a dusting of snow has fallen. Today there may be the odd snow shower, however currently in the village the sun is out and some blue showing through. Up top there is thick cloud that will make visibility difficult and a moderate SW wind.

This southerly weather system that has been with us all week is slowly moving away. By Saturday things should get back to normal with snow expected from the northerly quarter.

Tomorrow light snow showers are forecast. With wet snow and a good freeze last night conditions will be a bit hard and fast today. Groomed runs will be in good condition this morning. All gates are expected to open today. Some good snow will be found up high as the upper lifts remained closed yesterday.    Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Yuzawa Now
18th Nov, 13:47pm
Aizu Bandai Now
18th Nov, 11:47
Niseko Now
17th Nov, 9:13
Minakami Now
16th Nov, 11:38am
Hakuba Now
16th Nov, 10:13
Geto Kogen Now
15th Nov, 9:23
Naeba Now
15th Nov, 9:02
Zao Now
15th Nov, 8:30am
Nozawa Onsen Now
15th Nov, 7:25
Furano Now
14th Nov, 19:37pm
Madarao Now
14th Nov, 10:03
Shiga Kogen Now
13th Nov, 9:15
Myoko Now
12th Nov, 17:13pm
Appi Kogen Now
02nd Nov, 8:46
Grandeco Now
02nd Feb, 12:34am