Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Minakami Now!

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 7:09am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Snow up high over the last couple of days. The temperatures have dropped and there has been quite a bit of rain falling in the valley. Low cloud hovering over Tenjin but when it does clear everything has a good dusting over it. Yesterday there was even snow falling lighly down in the valley from time to time.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 10:08am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today sees the first snow of the season in Yuzawa.... yes, it has fallen down to town level - just about! Everywhere is looking very while and pretty though the sun is out and lots of the thin layer of snow that was coating places in town has already dried up and gone. So, first snow of the season in town for 11/12 was 22nd November 11, let's remember that.

As for Kagura, yes they are going to be open tomorrow. They will of course have got more than us here in town. Yesterday there was actually talk of the possibility of the quad lift moving tomorrow as well as the pair lift, but this morning they have said that not enough snow fell for that to happen.... so it will be just the pair lift up there as announced yesterday. The snow blowers are still working hard this morning and for people wanting their first tracks of the season it should be pretty decent up there tomorrow.

How about the weather tomorrow? Should be fine with a good chance of sun and actually warmer temperatures. Decent snowfall on upper slopes is forecast for Thursday.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 11:02am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
More snow overnight and lower down too... the bottom slopes of Naeba have another coating of snow on them. Well they did, it seems to be retreating once again this morning as the sun has been out and we are enjoying some fine weather at the moment.

So, Kagura will open up tomorrow with that one pair lift servicing the 600m or so course that will be open. Have fun if you get up there.

Should be good weather tomorrow. The next snow likely around Thursday.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 12:20pm
Weather conditions: -
New snowfall: 15cm
Snow depth: 40cm
The Ski Resort is Open!

Yesterday's storm totals saw upwards of 40cm fall in the village and even more on the mountain. Furano was hit with the heaviest snow we've had this autumn, and it was just in time to get things up and running for this season, only 3 days behind schedule. Here's a look at things now, at the top of the season.

[Current Snow Depths]
Top 40㎝
Bottom 20㎝

[Lift Operations]
■Furano Ropeway
■Furano Downhill

[Open Courses]
■Sailer Course (Top Half)
■Spies Course(Top Half)
■Shirakaba Course

You aren't allowed to ski all the way down to the bottom of the mountain yet, so when you do decide to pack it in for the day, please use the Furano Ropeway (last lift down at 15:10)

Due to the spotty snowfall, there are some places where rocks or bushes may be peaking out of the snow.

We should see some snow showers on and off throughout the day, but no major accumulation like we saw over the last few days. The sun is trying its best to peak out from behind the clouds, so we may just warm up above the freezing mark, but only barely, and only towards the bottom of the mountain. The winds are whipping around out there, so stay bundled up and enjoy the first day of skiing this season!   Read more ...

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