Snow and weather reports posted on Wednesday 21st April 2021

Naeba Now!

Friday 2nd November 2012, 10:36am
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Oh it was cold last night. Lots of rain down in the village area of Naeba but up top - it was snowing! Yes this morning I can see snow from the village up on the top areas of Naeba and it looks like Kagura got a nice coating of white as well. It looks like things should warm up a bit over the weekend and into early next week though.

Kagura plans to open on 23rd November, so I am happy to be able to say - only 3 weeks left!   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 2nd November 2012, 11:58am
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New snowfall: 0cm
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Well, the snow did arrive! The overnight snow in Hakuba is visible on some of the ski resorts slopes now with approximately 5cm-10cm of snowfall at various ski resorts - Tsugaike, Happo-one and Goryu Ski Resort all have a sprinkle of snow on the resorts.

Interestingly, from the ground level central ski run areas above 1500m have a slight base covering, whilst the lower part of the ski courses are still green with beautiful foliage. It looks like you could ski up there today!

It's partly cloudy, windy and wet in some parts of Hakuba and the afternoon weather prediction will be similar. In central Hakuba the temperature is 6 degrees with a wind speed of 15m/s. Actually it is quite windy up top which is a good thing for possible overnight snow again in the region. With these conditions however, it is still only very slight.

This weekend might be a good time to check your ski wear and gear. Sports shops and ski/snowboard rental outlets are in mid-preparations.
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Minakami Now!

Friday 2nd November 2012, 13:22pm
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New snowfall: 0cm
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Dusting of snow up high again this morning. Single digit temperatures during the days and chilly over night. The heaters are coming out of cupboards, jackets are coming back into fashion, and the locals are starting to snow-proof their properties.

First turns are still a while off yet but nice to see a little bit of white on the local peaks.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 2nd November 2012, 15:33pm
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A very wet and gloomy end to the working week in contrast to the stunning blue skies this time last week. It has been a very wet week overall here in Niseko and the heavy rain looks likely to continue throughout the weekend and into the middle of next week. Temperatures haven't dipped as low as perhaps we would have liked with current daytime figures in the high single digits. The top lifts might get a nice dusting over the weekend with the temperatures at those altitudes forecast to dip below freezing before rising again after the weekend.

The rain and wind have stripped most of the autumn foliage away and the landscape is looking more bleak and barren at the moment - something a nice coating of white will fix up nicely. Bring it on!

Niseko hopes to have ski lifts open from November 23rd this season and the countdown to opening is just 3 weeks away!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 2nd November 2012, 16:19pm
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New snowfall: 0cm
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Up and down a bit with temperatures since the last report though the bigger story is generally going down. The last few nights have had a real almost wintery like chill to them and indeed today the upper slopes of the Nozawa Onsen ski resort have a thin white blanket of snow covering them, right down to the Uenotaira area of the resort. Don't get too excited just yet - it will be warming up a bit over the weekend and into next week. We're not there yet, but it's getting closer!

Nozawa Onsen is hoping to open on Saturday 1st December 2012. 4 more weeks! Of course, it will depend on how much snow Mother Nature gives us. Fingers crossed everyone.    Read more ...

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