Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 24th January 2006, 8:59am
Weather conditions: Snowing
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The snow has been falling consistently since early this morning, adding a few centimeters on yesterday's fresh layer. Winds are calmer today and the tempretures are a few degrees warmer than they were yesterday. The sun is expected to come out sometime today, but until then, the powder should be falling fast so enjoy!

Avalanche Danger EXTREME above tree line
Avalanche Danger HIGH below tree line

See yesterday's comments, and take care out there.
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Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 24th January 2006, 9:31am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Happily this morning the winds have died down (at least at town level). It was snowing on and off all night and maybe about another 20cm or so this morning. The snow is coming down but it's a much better situation than it was yesterday!

Gala is back open (well, the central and north parts), and other resorts are pretty much back to normal. However, Kagura only seems to be open up until Kagura Gondola.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 24th January 2006, 10:35am
Weather conditions: Heavy, thick and dry snowfall
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Still snowing heavily but not as much wind about which is great. Very few people up top today but all the usual Gondola and chairs (for a Tuesday) are running. The snowfall is so thick that it has reduced visibility after 75 meters or so.
Cloud cover is low but not low enough to create white outs, it's more the heavy snowfall hindering your view. So overall it is possible to have a great day
on the mountains with your tracks being filled behind you, only the view of the valley won't be visible.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 24th January 2006, 10:40am
Weather conditions: Snow, wind
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not that much new snow on the ground this morning, and happily the winds have died down a bit since yesterday but it is still a bit wild out there at times. It's still cold as well. But most of the resort is back open today and looking at the forecast things look set to improve a bit more tomorrow.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 24th January 2006, 11:57am
Weather conditions: Light snow with sunny breaks.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Report is a little late today as I'm still recovering from karaoke and nomi hodai (all you can drink). Also spent a bit of time at a new bar in Kutchan that has it's own indoor skateboard park! I haven't skated in a long time and the bruises I have this morning are testament to this.

Snow hit the region as predicted yesterday but cleared up again through the night. So this morning dawned clear but as usual that didn't last long and snow has enveloped the region again. The winds yesterday have compacted the snow over the mountain and deep powder can only be found in protected areas. Thankfully the winds have died down and all lifts are operating again.

Snow is forecast to continue at least until next week at this stage. And the weather service released a longer term outlook for Februrary forecasting above average snowfalls. So this awesome season is looking as though it will only get better.    Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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