Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 12th April 2021

Myoko Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 8:28am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sunny skies over Myoko with 150cm of snow left at both Seki Onsen and Sasagamine (Sasagamine is a summer ranch now open to cross-country skiers that lies well above Suginohara). The temps aren't expected to soar too much higher than yesterday's though, and the crowds are indeed sparse. Tomorrow night the spring sliers come in droves.

Seki stays open till the 18th.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
20cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
20cm (Akakura Onsen);
145cm (Seki Onsen);
155cm (Sasagamine: cross country only)

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Hakuba Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:03am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Hakuba currently sits under partly cloudy skies, with a high cloud bank that the sun looks like it is going to burn off. Again warm temperatures in the valley today with the high expected to get to 20 C.

Avalanche Advisory:

Temperatures are rising and water is freely flowing in the snow pack thus slab avalanches to the ground are a definite possibility. Watch out for those precariously hanging slopes of snow on steep convexing terrain and under glide cracks. Move quickly through areas in terrain trap valley bottoms. There will be general loose wet slides on all slopes as surface snow temperatures rise and due to the snow pack being isothermal, ( all right at 0 degrees from ground to surface) Slides can be very big at this time of year so play smart.

Avalanche Hazard:

Below tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Alpine: Considerable   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Sun, hazy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Similar conditions once again this morning and once again it will warm up to around 24 degrees this afternoon. While there is just a gentle breeze right now, stronger winds are forecast for later on.

From tomorrow until Tuesday (the peak of the Golden Week holiday), Mitsumata Ropeway will be open from 7am and Tashiro will be open from 7:30am. Kagura still has 240cm as their snow depth up there, unchanged from a fair while ago. Tuesday 6th will be the last day of the season for the Tashiro area, Dragondola, Naeba and Gala Yuzawa.

There is now no snow on the lower slopes of Naeba apart from the slopes that they are keeping open.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:17am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The fine weather has continued and this morning there is a bit more cloud around, but it is still bright with the sun out at the moment. Tomorrow is the beginning of the main part of Golden Week - 4 days holiday and the last 4 days of the season for most of Shiga Kogen. Expect a fair few people to be out there getting in that last slide on the remaining snow.

Lift operations at the moment this morning (and should be similar until May 6th):

Shiga Kogen Ropeway
Mammoth (1 lift)
Tannenomori (1 lift)
Ichinose Family (2 lifts)
Ichinose Diamond (1 lifts)
Terakoya (2 lifts)
Yakebitaiyama (2 lifts)
Okushiga Kogen (1 lift)
Kumanoyu (5 lifts)
Yokoteyama (5 lifts)
Shibutoge (1 lift)

There will also be nighta at Ichinose Family and Kumanoyu tonight.

Kumanoyu plans to keep open until 11th May. Yokoteyama (Number 1, 2, 3 ski lifts) and Shibutoge (Number 1 romance lift) plan to remain open until the end of May. Please note that from May 7th, the season tickets/joint Shiga Kogen tickets will not be valid there - you will need to buy a ticket on the day for 3000 yen to ride the lifts at both Yokoteyama and Shibutoge.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:24am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's the last stretch now - from tomorrow we have four national holidays running through until the end of the season here on Tuesday. There is still a fair amount of snow up there on the top of the mountain - the resort are reporting 175cm remaining at Yamabiko.

Golden Week operations run through until May 6th with the following lifts planned to be open each day now until that last day of the season:

Nagasaka Gondola (both parts)
Paradise Four
Uenotaira Four
Skyline connecting pair
Yamabiko No 2 Four
Yamabiko Four
Nagasaka Four

(Two other lifts at the resort will be running, but they are for pole training and private use).

Generally fine weather is forecast for the next few days with mainly sun/cloud forecast.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:29am
Weather conditions: Cloud, hazy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This week the weather has been warm and mostly sunny, just a bit of cloud or haze around.

The main part of Golden Week begins tomorrow - four days of holiday, and those will be the last four days of the season at Naeba and also the Tashiro area of Kagura. From Wednesday, access to Kagura will be via the Mitsumata Ropeway, and they still plan to be open until 25th of May.

The weather for these last few days looks like it should be for the most part fine, warm and sunny.

We'll continue to make updates to this Naeba Now! page occasionally, but from now on until the end of the season at Kagura the daily reporting from the Yuzawa area will move over to the Yuzawa Now! report section, so remember to check out that page as well for the latest.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 2nd May 2008, 9:36am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A beautiful sunny, warm day here in Niseko. It is currently 14degrees C in the village heading for a maximum of 20 degrees C this afternoon.

Winds are light, allowing all spring lifts to operate with the spring park back open, overall a great day to enjoy spring skiing.

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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Hakuba Now
12th Apr, 8:40
Niseko Now
12th Apr, 8:30
Shiga Kogen Now
12th Apr, 8:26
Yuzawa Now
12th Apr, 8:17
Nozawa Onsen Now
12th Apr, 8:00am
Geto Kogen Now
12th Apr, 7:42
Appi Kogen Now
12th Apr, 7:39
Zao Now
11th Apr, 9:40
Myoko Now
11th Apr, 8:39
Kiroro Now
10th Apr, 8:10
Furano Now
09th Apr, 6:55
Madarao Now
04th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
19th Feb, 12:28
Minakami Now
13th Jan, 10:10am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am