Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Minakami Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 9:02am
Weather conditions: Overcast with drizzle
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Warm temperatures again today. It was a scorcher yesterday with temperatures just below 20 degrees. Today isn't quite as hot, there is a bit of cloud around and it is spotting with rain. This looks as if it will be the pattern for the rest of the week with constant cloud and the occasional shower.

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Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 9:09am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It did indeed clear up a fair bit yesterday and we ended the day with the sun out and clear skies.

This morning has started off overcast and there is a chance of rain showers later on in the day, but they shouldn't last long. The forecast is for similar weather conditions tomorrow.

At the moment it is 12 degrees in Yuzawa, with a high of around 16 likely this afternoon.

Official resort snow depths @ 20th April 10, AM:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:

Planned closing dates at resorts in Yuzawa:

Wednesday 5th May 2010:
Gala Yuzawa
Kagura (Tashiro Area)

Sunday 23rd May 2010:
Kagura (via Mitsumata)   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 9:18am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine weekend - that fresh snow was fun! - we are back to spring mode now. It is a cloudy start to the day here and about 9 degrees in the village.

Snow on the lower slopes now has pretty much gone and the farmers will soon be moving in. Yamabiko is still saying 170cm though so still a fair bit up there. Expect spring conditions of cours.

Mixed weather over the next few days, with a mix of cloud, sun and showers but fairly warm conditons to continue.

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:



Courses currently open (as of 20th Apr):
Yamabiko A course
Yamabiko B course
Yamabiko C course
Yamabiko D course
Yamabiko E course
Kokenashi A course
Kokenashi B course
Uenotaira course
Paradise course
Yunomine A
Yunomine B
Rinkan course
Paradise link

Lifts currently operating (as of 20th Apr):

Nagasaka Gondola (both sections);
Yamabiko Four (quad)
Yamabiko No2 Four (quad)

The resort plans to stay open until 5th May.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
That snow was good at the weekend, a true mid-winter treat.

It has been warming up since then so conditions have fairly quickly reverted back to more spring-like heavy and fairly slow.

It is another overcast and warm morning and looks set to continue that way through the day and similar conditions over the next few as well, though we may see a bit of rain from time to time.

The resort is very quiet though, so if you want to experience empty Kagura slopes, now you can!

We will post Naeba Now weather update reports a few times a week until the end of the season at Kagura. The Yuzawa Now report will continue to be updated on a mostly daily basis - including any information on Kagura as well - so please keep an eye on that report as well for the most up-to-date information.

Official Snow Depths:


Kagura (Tashiro):

The Tashiro part of Kagura plans to be open until Wednesday 5th May.

The main Kagura area, via Mitsumata Ropeway, plans to be open through until Sunday 23rd May.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 9:37am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a warm and overcast morning in Shiga Kogen. Just cloudy at the moment but there is a chance of rain later on today apparently. It will generally be a faily warm week, but colder temperatures seem likely once again by the weekend and early next week.

Good news for if you want to get to Shiga Kogen via Gunma - from tomorrow (21st April) the section of Route 292 that connects Shiga Kogen with Kusatsu in Gunma will open once again after being closed for the winter months. This now only opens up Shiga Kogen to a lot more people coming from the east but a lot of people also use the road just to check out walls of snow along the roadsides... an impressive sight.

Lifts moving today (20th April 10):

Yokoteyama - 4 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift
Kumanoyu - 2 lifts
Mammoth - 1 lift
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 2 lifts

Official resort snow depths as of 20th April 10:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:

Planned closing dates at Shiga Kogen resorts:

Higashitateyama will be open on Saturdays and then from 29th April until 5th May.
At Terakoya the quad and No1 pair will be open on Saturdays and also the 29th April until 5th May.
At the Mammoth area, the quad will be open until 5th May.
The Ichinose Family area will be open until 5th May.
Ichinose Diamond will do it's best to be open until 5th May, dependent on conditions.
At Yakebitaiyama, the No2 Gondola open again on 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May. The No2 quad lift will be moving on 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May.
At Okushiga Kogen, the Gondola will be open for the period 24th April - 5th May. The No 2 + 3 lifts until 5th May and the No 4 lift the period 24th April - 5th May.
Kumanoyu plans to be open until at least 5th May and perhaps beyond depending on conditions. The No3 quad lift will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and the period 24th April until 5th May.
Yokoteyama plans to be open until late on in May, depending on snow conditions of course.


The above lift operation information is subject to change.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Tuesday 20th April 2010, 10:21am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Things are looking grey today with overcast conditions and the feeling that we will receive some light rain at any stage. Temperatures have remained just above freezing overnight so the spring melt is in full swing.

However don't let the spring weather trick you into retiring your skis just yet as there is some very good skiing still to be had.    Read more ...

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