Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Naeba Now!

Friday 1st May 2009, 9:03am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blue skies all round this morning with warm temperatures forecast.

Due to the melting snow at Mitsumata, the courses there are getting quite narrow and from today they are being used only as a connecting course to the Kagura area. You still use the Mitsumtata Ropeway to get up there and then the quad lift to get to the top and ski/board down to the Kagura Gondola.

Apart from just cloud on Monday, the forecast for all of the Golden Week holidays in the area is generally fine and sunny weather.

Naeba open until 6th May
Kagura (via Tashiro Ropeway) open until 6th May
Kagura (via Mitsumata Ropeway) open until 24th May

We will continue to make updates to this Naeba Now! page at least a few times a week, but from now on until the end of the season at Kagura the daily reporting from the Yuzawa area of Niigata will move over to the Yuzawa Now! report section, so remember to check out that page as well for the latest.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 1st May 2009, 9:57am
Weather conditions: Sun, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The fine weather has continued these last few days with warm temperatues (it's already 14 degrees and likely to rise to around 19 later on) and clear though at time hazy skies.

The forecast is for more of the same - either sunny or just cloudy from now right through until the official end of the season on Wednesday 6th May. So last weekend of the season coming up - enjoy!   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 1st May 2009, 12:11pm
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Beautiful weather for Golden Week alright with blue skies today and tomorrow though cloud is coming in from Sunday to Tuesday apparently. It seems there's still snow with plenty of cars parked in the carparks. Mountain-bikes are becoming the preferred mode of transport for many!

Still, Hakuba in Golden Week has a bit of everything with snow on the tops, the lakes with blossoms in bloom and the rivers pumping. Have a good one wherever you spend it!

Official resort snow depths on 1st May 09:
90cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
100cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
130cm (Tsuganomori)

Planned closing dates:
Hakuba 47 - until 6th May
Happo - until 6th May
Tsugaike Kogen - until 6th May
Goryu - until 10th May   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 1st May 2009, 18:29pm
Weather conditions: Clear.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
"Glorious" doesn't do justice to the clear skies we have had the past few days. It's still possible to ski all the way to the bottom, but things are finally starting to get dicey down low. Due to poor conditions, the runs leading up to the New Prince Hotel have finally been closed, with only the ropeway connection run available at the bottom of the slopes. The upper ropeway runs are offering good conditions, as is Panorama with a full meter of snow base.

The ski hill has announced a special program for Golden Week, the Japanese "spring vacation" where 5 national holidays line up. The Gondola will be available at a "one coin" price of just 500 yen per ride. You can choose to ride down or just hang at the top, have a beer, and get some awesome photos of the valley.

The New Prince Hotel Park Golf course is also open, and the Ningle Terrace Craft park is coming to life.

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Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 1st May 2009, 19:03pm
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today was another day of fine and warm weather in Shiga Kogen with a lot of snow melt going on.

Resorts and lifts operating from tomorrow until May 6th (the last day of the Golden Week holidays) are as follows:

Shiga Kogen Ropeway
Higashitateyama gondola
Ichinose Family
Ichinose Diamond
Ichinose Yamanokami
Okushiga Kogen

Fine weather is on the forecast for the weekend - particularly tomorrow - with a chance of rain on Monday.

For those wanting to slide after May 6th, here's what plans to be open:

Kumanoyu plans to be open until May 10th;
Yokoteyama/Shibutoge will keep going until.... as long as they can! We'll let you know more when we know it but Shibutoget may well be able to stay open for another week or two yet.

Official resort snow depths on 1st May 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
100cm   Read more ...

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22nd Apr, 10:12am
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20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
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20th Apr, 9:38am
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20th Apr, 9:37am
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