Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:20am
Weather conditions: Cloudy for now...
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Nozawa.

Lots of cloud early on and rain is due for the day and tomorrow too.

Temps are due to get to around 16C over the next few days, so somewhat cooler than it has been.

Weather should start being clearer again once we get past tomorrow.

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Thursday 24th April 2018

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 115cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 30cm
- Base areas: 0cm

Planned lifts operations today:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Yamabiko Four
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four

Planned open courses today:

- Yamabiko courses
- Kokenashi
- Bunabayashi (until mid-station)
- Get the Gondola back down to base

General resort operations information until Sunday 6th May:

The Gondola will be open from 8:10am daily;
The Number 1 car park will be free daily;
There will be no village shuttle bus between until 27th April;
Nozawa Onsen plans to remain open until Sunday 6th May.   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:22am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Yuzawa.

After that stretch of clearer skies (much more hazy/overcast yesterday), it's wet this morning and raining and that is pretty much what we have forecast for the day along with a high of around 18C... probably tomorrow too.

Kagura remains open. Rain isn't particularly appealing, but as the resort are saying... might make the snow more slippy!

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UPDATE!

The Tashiro area of Kagura is closed due to strong winds.

The Kagura area is open up to the Number 1 high speed lift.

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Updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018, 9:00am

Planned resort operations - subject to change

Kagura
- Tashiro Ropeway plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May
- Mitsumata Ropeway and the main Kagura area plan to be at least part open until Sunday 27th May
- Official snow depth: Kagura area - 200cm; Mitsumata area - 100cm; Tashiro area - 150cm
- The Gezan downhill course to Mitsumata base is closed - take the Ropeway back to base
- The Gondola East Course at Tashiro is also closed
- All other courses remain open

Naeba
- Naeba is closed today
- It is still planning to re-open from 28th April until 6th May   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:26am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, rain
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Hello and good morning.

Not the nicest of mornings really as it is raining. Just light rain, and it seems we should expect rain during the day today and into tomorrow too; perhaps heavy at times overnight tonight. Once these rain clouds pass, we should be enjoying clearer weather. And getting warmer too after a bit of a dip since the weekend.

Clear skies are currently forecast for the start of the Golden Week holidays at the weekend.

Let's hope this rain doesn't wash away too much snow!

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Planned ski resort operations on Tuesday 24th April 2018:

We are checking the below information every morning, but please note that resort operations are beyond our control and subject to change.

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Panorama pair
- Grat quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Skyline Number 2 pair
- Kokusai Number 3 pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)

Course info:

- Riesen Grat
- Usagidaira
- Kurobishi
- Panorama
- Skyline

- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 160cm
- Usagidaira: 65cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair (* plans to be open 28th Apr - 6th May)

Course info:

- The top area (except Champion Expert) remains open
- All Toomi and Iimori lower areas are now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 185cm
- Toomi: -cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

Course info:

- Most course areas remain open
- Lower part of R-7 closed, only part of upper area R-7 open
- You can still ride back down to base but...
- ...the resort recommends that beginners take the Gondola back down to base
- The Tree Riding Zones are now closed for the season

Official snow depth:

- Top: 165cm
- Base: 35cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Han-no-ki high speed pair
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses info:

- Only the top Tsuga-no-mori and Han-kou courses remain open
- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base
- The Tsugaike Ropeway plans to be open daily until 6th May
- The Ropeway is open only for hiking and climbing; a special form must be submitted

Official snow depth:

- Tsuga-no-mori: 180cm
- Han-no-ki: 175cm
- Lower areas: -cm   Read more ...
 

Geto Kogen Now!

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:32am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, fog
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

Mostly cloudy skies for the day yesterday.

This morning it is cloudy - and foggy, visibility very limited early on - and rain is forecast, perhaps heavy at times unfortunately.

It's pretty chilly as well which is a change after the warmer conditions over the weekend.

Things should be warming up again by the weekend with clearer skies forecast too.

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Official snow depths:

Top: 255cm
Base: 115cm

Number 1 Gondola and Number 1 pair lift are operating



   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:39am
Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning to you all from here in Niseko.

It's mostly cloudy skies this morning. And the forecast for the day is just that. Temps set to rise to around 12C.

Lifts should be moving as planned this morning, I would think.

Perhaps the chance of a bit of rain tomorrow and after that more clearer weather as we head into Golden Week.

I'll describe what Golden Week is this year in a report over the next few days.

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13 days left of ski lift operations, including today.

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Tuesday 24th April 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Ace Number 2 Center Four (* operating daily until 6th May)
- King Number 3 (* operating daily until 6th May)
- King Number 4 (* operating daily until 6th May)
- Hirafu Gondola (* operating only on 21st, 22nd April & 28th April - 6th May)

Course info:

- Most of Hirafu remains open
- Lower part of Super closed
- All of the Hanazono area is closed

Official snow depth:

- Top: 350cm
- Base: 55cm

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Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Planned lift operations:

- Annupuri Gondola
- Jumbo Number 1
- Jumbo Number 4

Official snow depth:

- Top: 360cm
- Base: 60cm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Now closed

Niseko Village
Now closed   Read more ...
 

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