Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 15th November 2019

Niseko Now!

Saturday 24th December 2005, 8:47am
Weather conditions: Cloud moving in from the west
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a little snow overnight the sun is out again this morning. It is currently snowing in Sapporo and Otaru so hopefully it would be long before it hits here. Tomorrow should see some more sustained and heavy snow across the region. Here's hoping anyway because the powder stashes are becoming few and far between. With the settling of the snow pack in all this fine weather the mountain finally opened the peak yesterday. The peak is about a 25 min walk from the top of the King #4 lift and some of the best terrain the mountain has to offer can be accessed from there. With the fine weather you can see both the Sea of Japan and the Pacific from the top.   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 24th December 2005, 8:57am
Weather conditions: Irregular heavy snowfall throughout the night with the same conditions this morning.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Irregular heavy snowfall throughout the night with the same conditions this morning. White outs here and there across the mountain due to very low cloud cover in the morning. Today the mountain will be host to major school ski events so Japanese high school students will be enjoying the many fresh spots today and tomorrow. More snowfall expected all through the day.   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Saturday 24th December 2005, 9:14am
Weather conditions: Snowing and overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
WOW!!! Another huge dump yesterday and through the night, could not find my car in the parking lot last night! The wind was strong through the day yesterday, so the snow was blown off the peaks and deposited around, so watch out for drifts.

The visibility is better than yesterday and calm winds. Temps about -8 deg. at the top of Happo Gandola and the Gondola is running. Some top lifts are not yet open, get shoveling guys!    Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 24th December 2005, 9:17am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The madness continues.

There must have been another 60cm or so since last night and it is still coming down! It's not really windy today and temperatures are around -1, so if you are ok with low visibility you can expect some deep conditions out there.

Just take a look at those snow depths - Iwappara is reporting 320cm of snow! (Curiously Kagura still stuck on 230cm but we suspect there must be more up there). GALA is on 280cm and will open part of the southern part of the resort when the heavy snow stops falling.

It looks like tomorrow might see a break in the snow clouds.

If you are in Yuzawa this holiday weekend - we hope you have a great time!

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Update:

It is still snowing and the huge amounts of snow are beginning to cause quite a few problems with traffic - expect journeys to take a fair bit longer than they normally do if you are travelling by car or bus.

Report from Kagura: It was very cold and windy at Kagura. So windy that it was surprising the #1 High-speed Quad was moving. The wind won out in the end though as the lift was shut down around 11am. Lots of powder on the runs if you could see, as visibility was poor to non-existent.

Check out the new photos uploaded to the Yuzawa Now gallery today.

So how about the weather for Christmas Day? Another 20-30cm of snow is forecast from now until 9am tomorrow morning, but it looks like tomorrow might see a break in the snowfall. As if we needed to be told, many towns are experiencing records levels of snow for the month of December.

Have a fun Christmas Day wherever you will be....
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Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 24th December 2005, 13:09pm
Weather conditions: Light snow, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
More snow this morning though it seems to be clearing up from time to time - and then the snow comes again. Fresh snow wherever you go though! Look out for Santa on the slopes, he might even give you a present if you're lucky!   Read more ...
 

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Geto Kogen Now
15th Nov, 9:23
Naeba Now
15th Nov, 9:02
Zao Now
15th Nov, 8:30am
Niseko Now
15th Nov, 7:29
Nozawa Onsen Now
15th Nov, 7:25
Yuzawa Now
15th Nov, 7:03
Furano Now
14th Nov, 19:37pm
Madarao Now
14th Nov, 10:03
Shiga Kogen Now
13th Nov, 9:15
Myoko Now
12th Nov, 17:13pm
Hakuba Now
02nd Nov, 9:00
Aizu Bandai Now
02nd Nov, 8:49
Appi Kogen Now
02nd Nov, 8:46
Minakami Now
02nd Nov, 8:44
Grandeco Now
02nd Feb, 12:34am

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