Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 25th April 2009, 9:19am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday turned out to be a whole lot chillier than I think people expected - it was actually quite cold out there.

Well we are expecting rain today, though early on it is either holding off (like in town at the moment) or just light rain falling. Forecast strong winds has closed GALA Yuzawa down for the day and some lifts at Kagura are also not open yet but hope to depending on how the weather goes. Naeba is on standby too.

With rain forecast along with this wind, perhaps not the best day to be out there!

Official resort snow depths @ 25th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
50cm   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 25th April 2009, 10:18am
Weather conditions: Rain, sleet, snow in places
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Well, this morning is a bit of a damp one - rain here in Maruike and other areas of Shiga Kogen with some places reporting sleet and some snow apparently falling high up at Yokoteyama and Shibutoge. Wet conditions are likely for most of today and also tomorrow as well unfortunately, so we can just hope that it all clears up faster than forecast.

More lifts are open for the weekend:

Mammoth - 1 lift
Okojo - 1 lift
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Terakoya - 2 lifts
Ichinose Diamond - 1 lift
Yakebitaiyama - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Kumanoyu - 4 lifts
Yokoteyama - 4 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift

Official resort snow depths on 25th April 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
100cm   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Saturday 25th April 2009, 10:32am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Welcome to the weekend and what is the last two days of the season for Myoko resorts. Akakan have announced that tomorrow will be the last day of the season and with Seki already closed, that means that no ski lifts will be moving come Monday morning.

Unfortunately it's not looking like the weather is going to be kind this weekend with rain and strong winds at times both today and tomorrow - some very strong winds tomorrow afternoon in particular which may well close the resort early. It's a grey and dull day and fairly cold up on the mountain as well.

It doesn't seem that long ago when the season was just about starting, but here we are right near the end. Enjoy what's left if you are getting out there!    Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Saturday 25th April 2009, 10:39am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Strong winds causing lifts to be halted this morning both at Naeba (where the Gondola and one pair lift is moving, as well as the Dragondola over to Tashiro) and Kagura, though most of the courses up at Kagura are still accessible with the lifts that are moving.

It's raining even up at the top of Kagura this morning and looks set to for the day and tomorrow as well sadly. Right now it is looking like it will be Tuesday before the weather clears up and we get a glimpse of the sun again.
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Hakuba Now!

Saturday 25th April 2009, 13:02pm
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecast for the weekend has been right so far - rain this morning in Hakuba and some strong winds as well this lunchtime. It remainins fairly cold still with the temperature not quite reaching double figures in the village. Tomorrow looks like it will be cloudy with a chance of more rain - particularly in the afternoon - with a good chance of things brightening up for Monday and beyond.

Gondola, 3 quad lifts, Hakuba Kokusai No 3 Pair A,B pair lift operating on upper slopes (access via the gondola).

Gondola and Alps No 1 and No 3 pair lifts. It is no longer possible to ski to the bottom from Alps no daira (use the Gondola).

Gondola, Line A pair, Line B pair, Line C quad, Line E pair - still able to ski down to base area.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola and 1 lift operating (upper courses only).

Official resort snow depths on 25th Apr 09:
105cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
120cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47: (21st)
Tsugaike Kogen:
145cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

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