Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 24th April 2008, 9:22am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday was indeed very warm and while today things have cooled down somewhat, it is still around 18 degrees even at 9am this morning. It is also raining and is more than likely set in for the day.

The number 3 course at Naeba is now closed for the season as the snow melts more and with some blowy winds high up there may be some interruptions to lift operations. Tashiro is closed for the day due to the winds. Gala Yuzawa is open as normal.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 24th April 2008, 9:24am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cooler, overcast day here in Niseko, the current temperature in the village is 9 degrees C but with the breeze it feels a lot colder. The forecast is for rain and more strong winds for the rest of the day.

The freezing level is dropping throughout the day and tonight from 3000metres to 950 metres, with light snow predicted for the top half of the resort over the weekend.   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Thursday 24th April 2008, 9:46am
Weather conditions: Cloudy and windy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A blustery day on Myoko. High winds and gusts have all lifts closed today. They may open in the afternoon, but tomorrow seems more likely. If stuck in the area without a ski lift today, here's a list of other possibilities until the lifts open:

The golf courses have got a few more weeks of snow, but the tennis courts have melted completely and the rains have dried up for the time being.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
65cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
55cm (Akakura Onsen);
240cm (Seki Onsen)

   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 24th April 2008, 9:50am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After the fine weather of the last few, this morning things have changed and it is wet with rain falling at the moment. Poor visibility in parts with the low cloud. It is cooler than the last few days, with the temperature around 9 degrees outside in Maruike at the moment.

Weekday spring season lift operations now, with the following lifts moving:

Shiga Kogen Ropeway
Ichinose Family (2 lifts)
Okushiga Kogen (2 lifts)
Kumanoyu (3 lifts)
Yokoteyama (6 lifts)
Shibutoge (1 lift)

More lifts will be back operating from next weekend through until the end of Golden Week. After that, just a few lifts at Yokoteyama and Shibutoge plan to remain open into late May.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 24th April 2008, 11:06am
Weather conditions: Rain showers
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Raining here today in Hakuba. The last two days here however have been warm and sunny with temperatures pushing close to 20 in the sunshine at valley level. Canoeists, kayakers, rafters and fishermen have been out in Lake Aokiko brushing the cobwebs off their strokes and fishing poles and some taking the first dip of the year. The mountaintops are white and everyday the valley is getting greener. Cherries are starting to bloom and will be at mankai (full bloom) through the Golden week holiday. So you may want to gather the gang for some morning skiing, followed by a paddle on the lake, mt. bike ride or even some cold water canyoning before enjoying some afternoon 'Hanami' in the Northern Japanese Alps.

It's no longer possible to ski to the bottom at Goryu meaning Gondola trips down from the mountain. As most years 47 still has clean runs to the bottom and should do until closing at the end of Golden Week. The Terrain Parks on Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike are open and in great spring condition.

Avalanche Advisory:

Temperatures are rising and water is freely flowing in the snow pack thus slab avalanches to the ground are a definite possibility. Watch out for those precariously hanging slopes of snow on steep convexing terrain and under glide cracks. Move quickly through areas in terrain trap valley bottoms. There will be general loose wet slides on all slopes as surface snow temperatures rise and due to the snow pack being isothermal, ( all right at 0 degrees from ground to surface) Slides can be very big at this time of year so play smart.

Avalanche Hazard:

Below tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Alpine: Considerable   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Madarao Now
16th Jul, 11:46pm
Grandeco Now
16th Jul, 11:27am
Niseko Now
16th Jul, 11:26am
Yuzawa Now
29th Jun, 17:50am
Furano Now
06th May, 9:04am
Hakuba Now
06th May, 9:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
06th May, 8:41
Shiga Kogen Now
06th May, 8:35
Myoko Now
06th May, 8:35am
Zao Now
06th May, 8:30am
Naeba Now
06th May, 8:28am
Minakami Now
06th May, 8:27am
Appi Kogen Now
06th May, 8:04
Geto Kogen Now
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