Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 14th May 2021

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 2nd April 2006, 8:56am
Weather conditions: Cloudy and rainy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Weather is playing havoc again with our spring snow! This time in the form of H20, currently it raining "neko's and inu's". And as the temperature is quite warm the rain is most likey right to the top. Might be wet flakes/hail up at higher elevations. Ony those hardened souls will be hitting the slopes today with full waterproof garb.

Avalanche danger is Considerable.

Things are definately sliding out there and will continue to slide tomorrow and over the week end as the new snow is over riding a rain crust that it is not bonding well to. Be very careful in steep terrain as it will be easy to set off slides in the surface layer on slopes over 30 degrees. Greater caution will be needed as temperatures warm over the weekend and the possibility of natural avalanches increases. Be careful not to trigger a slide above others that are on slopes below you.    Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 2nd April 2006, 10:44am
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain at times
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday was a fine day with mild temperatures, and today we were expecting rain but it doesn't look like the rain will be too bad at all - a few spots of rain early on but nothing heavy. Let's hope it stays that way. It does look like it will be fairly warm again today though with the forecast telling us to expect temperatures up to around +12 at town level this afternoon. There are some fairly strong winds blowing about high up and Gala early on was not opening the gondola because of that (planning to open around 11am).

It is looking as if tomorrow will bring some more rain.

Today is the last day of the season for the following resorts:

2nd April - Yuzawa Kogen;
2nd April - Yuzawa Park;
2nd April - Yuzawa Nakazato;
2nd April - Joetsu Kokusai;
2nd April - Naeba Asagai;
2nd April - Kayama Captain Coast;
2nd April - Maiko Kogen;

At Ishiuchi Maruyama, the last day for the whole resort being open is today but the Chuo area (which is actually the biggest section) will be open until 16th April.

NASPA Ski Garden will be closed on weekdays but will still open up part of the resort on Saturdays and Sundays until 23rd April.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Sunday 2nd April 2006, 11:00am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light snow, light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a mix up of things this morning - some light snow higher up, sleet lower down and rain in some places. The clouds are low this morning and so visiblity generally isn't too good and especially in higher regions there's a fairly strong wind. So not as good as yesterday and unfortunately conditions also not as good as the mild temperatures did their damage to that precious new snow of the previous days.

Rain is forecast for tomorrow as well but a few clear and sunny days are lined up after that.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 2nd April 2006, 12:58pm
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A windy but blue and white sky today with no new snowfall over night but some major shrinkage of the new snow from the days before. Snow is expected to be firm and fast today and possibly compacted on major runs like skyline with fluffy pockets available where the sun doesn't shine directly.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
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Yuzawa Now
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Hakuba Now
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Nozawa Onsen Now
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Kiroro Now
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Niseko Now
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Myoko Now
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Madarao Now
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Geto Kogen Now
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Zao Now
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Appi Kogen Now
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