Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 27th February 2020

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 23rd November 2005, 8:39am
Weather conditions: Partly Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Milder air and then freezing temps over the last couple of days has seen the snowpack consolidate to form a solid base. Only a little snow fell overnight and today has dawned partly cloudy with the temperature rising steadily. Milder air is moving over the region with rain/sleet coming in later turning to snow overnight. The forecast is then for colder temps and further snowfalls over the next few days. Off piste skiing is still difficult because of the sasa grass but hopefully with the further snowfalls this week more of the terrain will become accessible.
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Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 23rd November 2005, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blue skies again this morning and the sun is making another appearance. It might even rise to about 8 degrees today, so it's not as cold as it has been either.

To the north of Yuzawa, Okutadami Maruyama is the first resort in Niigata prefecture to open up with natural snow - they open part of their resort this morning for the first time, and apparently have about 70-80cm up there. You can get to Okutadami by using the "Silver Line" road frok Koide (which in turn is about 40 minutes from Yuzawa on Route 17).


Later update:

Fine all day here in Yuzawa, the snow line slowly creeping back up the mountains. It will be back though, no need to worry!

Up at Okutadami, they had their first day open today. This was the first time that they have been able to open in November for 3 years.... a good sign for the season perhaps? Lets hope so.

There was between 65cm (bottom lift) and 80cm at the resort and with the fine weather it was a good day with about 500 people checking out the slopes.

Okutadami will be open until 4th January when it will close for a few months, then it will reopen around mid>late March for it's spring ski season. (This mid-season close at Okutadami is normal for the resort due to huge amounts of snow on the road up there).    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 23rd November 2005, 9:20am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's about 3 degrees at the moment and the sun is out - one of those fantastic bright sunny days - all blue and white (admittedly with a fair bit of green as well).

Great weather though, but we're all hoping for more snow!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 23rd November 2005, 12:04pm
Weather conditions: Blue sky day with 30cm up top
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
30cm of snow at the top of the gondolas. Sunny and calm in the village. More snow is expected in the next few days.

The resort is now planning to open on 3rd December.   Read more ...

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