Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Minakami Now!

Wednesday 21st April 2010, 9:14am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Dark clouds hanging over us today and we're fully expecting the rain to come in. It's colder than yesterday but not too bad outside at the moment, although there is a bit of a breeze around.

Conditions aren't too bad up a Tenjin. It is still pretty soft and slushy but for spring skiing in late April it is good fun. Will have to wait and see what today's rain will do to it.

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Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 21st April 2010, 9:38am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a wet morning in Yuzawa, with rain falling. Light rain was falling from yesterday afternoon and into the evening so we have perhaps had a fair bit overnight. Hopefully it should clear up around lunchtime leaving the rest of the day to be just cloudy. It is right now 8 degrees in Yuzawa with temperatures not likely to rise much and generally similar conditions likely tomorrow with rain in the afternoon. It looks like we might have to wait until around Sunday for the cloud and rain conditions to clear up proper.

All of Kagura remains open and the lifts at Gala Yuzawa that remain open are still operating.

Official resort snow depths @ 21st 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 ...

Zao Now!

Wednesday 21st April 2010, 10:12am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have had some strong winds blowing the last few days in Zao, and this morning the winds are making it feel colder than it actually is. The temperature in the village is currently 9 degrees, though it does feel more wintery than that.

It is just cloudy this morning... and not many people around! Clearer weather is forecast for the weekend at the moment.

Chuo area:

Paradise area:

Utopia area:

Below are the lifts that remain open at the Zao Onsen resort (subject to change):

Uwanodai area:
Zao Sky Cable - open all year (closed 6th-28th May for maintenance)

Nakamori area:
Zao Chuo Ropeway - open throughout the year but closed from 12th-21st April for maintenance, except Sat/Sun.

Chuo area:
Chuo No1 pair - until 5th May
Chuo No2 pair - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May
Katakai triple - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May

Paradise Pair lift - until 5th May
Shobunuma No1 triple and No2 pair - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May

Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May for maintenance)
Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair - until conditions allow   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 21st April 2010, 12:21pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning started off cloudy and foggy but it has already cleared up and we now have a fair bit of blue skies and the sun is out... it is turning out to be a fine day.

As I mentioned yesterday, from 10am today the section of Route 292 connecting Shiga Kogen with Kusatsu was opened and you can now get to Shiga Kogen from the Gunma side.

Lifts moving today (21st 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 21st 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!

Wednesday 21st April 2010, 16:34pm
Weather conditions: Overcast with light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The wonderful image of spring skiing with fine warm weather and crystal blue skies does seem to be eluding us recently. Although it was warm today we had grey skies and light rain through most of the day. This is not the kind of weather that motivates the masses. Lets hope the weekend shapes up to be a good one.   Read more ...

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