Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 18th May 2019
Friday 23rd April 2010, 9:03am
It's a cloudy and foggy morning up on the mountains, though rain doesn't seem to be falling at the moment. It may well be raining during the day and the roads are wet right now, though the news is that tonight it might even snow a bit at higher levels.
The wind isn't causing any problems today so all the places that should be open are open this morning.
Tomorrow, after that rain/snow start might end up clearing up and we might get to see the sun later on while Sunday and Monday are still forecast to see fine warmer weather conditions.
Official resort snow depths @ 23rd April 10, AM: Kagura: 300cm Kagura - Tashiro: 230cm GALA Yuzawa: 140cm
Planned closing dates at resorts in Yuzawa:
Wednesday 5th May 2010: Gala Yuzawa Kagura (Tashiro Area)
Yesterday's rain has stopped at last. It continued all day yesterday and into the night. It's still overcast today and it feel warmer but the clouds are still hanging above us, though much higher than yesterday.
The forecast is for more rain this afternoon but things should start warming up from Sunday with the possibility that we may see the sun again next week. Read more ...
Friday 23rd April 2010, 9:49am
There is currently high broken cloud letting some blue sky peek through. The temperature today will go to a high of 7deg. Furano Ropeway and Downhill Romance Lift No.3 are operating with trails open from top to bottom of Furano Zone. Light rain is forecast for later in the afternoon. Read more ...
Friday 23rd April 2010, 11:03am
It's a cloudy, foggy and slightly wet start to the day in Zao this morning. Not the finest day to be out there really, but there's always the onsen. Things look set to be better over the weekend if the forecast comes out right - especially on Sunday with clear sunny weather likely - and it should be warmer as it has been a fairly chilly morning.
The Zao Echoline road which is close to Zao and a popular tourist road planned to open this morning but due to the snow still up there they have delayed that opening... without giving a definite date for that opening up. Hopefully it won't be too long though.
Chuo area: 110cm
Paradise area: 120cm
Utopia area: 140cm
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: Paradise Pair lift - until 5th May Shobunuma No1 triple and No2 pair - open only Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May
Yokokura: Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May for maintenance)
Utopia: Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May) Utopia No2 pair - until conditions allow Read more ...