Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 4th May 2018

Niseko Now!

Saturday 21st November 2009, 9:15am
Weather conditions: Snow showers
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to your season 09/10! When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. But then, Chekhov (whoever he was) never spent his winters getting face-shots full of Niseko powder, so who cares? The lifts are running. Enjoy!
The dry, white crystals of joy fell consistently throughout yesterday and the forecast suggests it will continue all day today. It's falling as I write this update.
Wind conditions shouldn't be too troubling. But bring out those low-light lenses for the morning's lower visibility, hopefully improving as the day goes on.
With a few of the more notorious nightspots opening up tonight, this reporter wishes a pleasant evening to everyone, and a hopes the morning after isn't too much of a write-off.

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Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 21st November 2009, 9:43am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It was looking unlikely but the season is now underway in Shiga Kogen.

Actually from yesterday. This morning Kunanoyu has two lifts running - the number 2 pair lifts A and B. Don't come expecting lots of area to ski - it's basically a 600m or so run down, varying from 10-30m wide and with 20-30cm of snow.... a mix of real snow and snow being pumped out from those machines. Still not much and there are already patches in places, but there's a fair few people out there enjoying themselves.

This morning it is lightly snowing in the area.

Other than a bit of snow today, there isn't much snow on the horizon for the coming week on the current forecasts unfortunately.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Saturday 21st November 2009, 10:01am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not much to report since last time - Kagura of course cannot open today as they originally hoped and we just wait for some snow.

It's cloudy down below right now but I hear (very) light snow soon to be falling higher up. Again, it's not snow that's really going to affect the cm on the slopes and sadly it doesn't look like we are on for much in the coming week. The freezing level seems set to stay about 1800m for pretty much all of the coming 6 days with no snow currently on the forecast. Only a forecast, so fingers crossed for some changes...



Well it has been a bit of a nasty day in the Yuzawa area up with rain down below but more importantly apparently (but unconfirmed personally!) snow higher up. The lastest reports from Kagura has the snow depth now at 20cm, no doubt helped by the artificial snow making machines at full blast.... I can't imagine there been that much natural snow fall up there, but am happy to be wrong if that is the case!

Kagura is saying that they are considering the possibility of opening part of the resort on Monday and will make a decision on that tomorrow morning. We shall see... look out for a report after that announcement tomorrow.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 21st November 2009, 10:12am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Good morning. The resort can't open today of course and no new snow to report. It's just cloudy in the village this morning and further up the mountain it's looking cloudy/foggy in parts and clearer in other areas.

Rain and sleet forecast for later on today, so perhaps some light snowfall high up, but just cloud tomorrow and then a mix of fair weather and rain in the coming week. I wish I could say there's signs of snow, but right now there isn't wish slightly warmer temperatures for a while. So it looks like we are going to need to wait patiently a little longer.   Read more ...

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