Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 10th May 2021

Furano Now!

Friday 26th November 2010, 0:19am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
For the past week, we've seen just about everything but snow here in Furano. With temperatures above 10 degrees on Sunday, most of what fell the week before has retreated to the tops of the surrounding mountains. The good news is that a system moving through the night should bring a wintry mix to the village before turning to a cold rain come daybreak, which means the ski slopes should see their fair share of snow before it all ends. However, this is just a foretaste of the full onslaught of winter next week promises to bring. Starting Sunday, we should see significant snows all around, followed by lighter amounts on monday, tuesday and thursday.

Expect to see the ski slopes opening very soon.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 26th November 2010, 9:00am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a fairly cold morning here, hanging around 2 degrees at the moment. Again though we have generally clear skies and it is bright and the sun is out. Beautiful conditions really, though of course what we really want is a really cold snap and a snow storm.

It will likely cloud over later on though with a chance of rain but hopefully perhaps some snow at higher elevations. The forecast hasn't changed much since the last report - we should see some generally fine weather with flurries of snow at times, but nothing that will deposit a good amount of snow is on the forecast as it stands. Tomorrow looks like it should be clear and sunny and the temperature should like today hover around the zero level. Expect it to get colder on Sunday/Monday.

Hope to bring more exciting news early next week! For now, just the one run at Kumanoyu is open with other areas waiting for snow.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 26th November 2010, 9:16am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
An update before the weekend - though sadly I can't bring news of snow storms yet!

There isn't much to report really at the moment as we haven't had any new snowfall and the relatively mild conditions are continuing. We have a mix of cloud, rain, sleet and hopefully snow higher up lined up for today.... right now it is fairly bright though there is a lot of cloud hanging on with some patches of blue sky showing through.

Forecast? Hopefully some snowfall on the slopes tonight but tomorrow will probably be clear and sunny with a high of around 7 degrees, then colder temperatures later on Sunday and Monday with another sprinkling of snow hopefully. It's not likely that these showers will bring enough to get things going with milder conditions likely to return around Tuesday.

It looks like we will just have to keep being patient a bit longer! Have a good weekend.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 26th November 2010, 9:25am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No reports this last week because well there's really been nothing to report. A cold front crossed Hokkaido last Monday night is spectacular fashion with a very impressive lightning display but virtually snow followed. Since Tuesday it has remained very cool with overnight temps below freezing and daytime highs in the low single digits. There was a little rain last night which has fallen as snow above about 800m. There is no snow left on the mountain below that altitude.
The good news is snow is forecast from around Saturday night through to Wednesday. It will get pretty cold and snow is expected to settle right to sea level. All a bit late to get lifts running this weekend I'd think but there's a chance of getting a lift or two running in the wake of this storm.    Read more ...

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