Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th April 2020

Niseko Now!

Monday 30th January 2006, 9:03am
Weather conditions: Snowing.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday remained fine but mostly cloudy. This morning snow has returned to the region. This is due to a low pressure system moving out of China across the Sea of Japan. On the eastern side of this system an active warm front is moving through which is also bringing mild temperatures. The warmest air will move through later in the afternoon and should push temps above zero in the village. Hopefully most of the precipitation will have moved through before it gets too warm. At any rate the snow falling currently is not exactly the dry Hokkaido powder we're used to. Tonight though as the system moves across the island a cold front will push through bringing back cold temps and hopefully some drier snow.

With the warmer temps and heavier snow, avalanche danger will be very high today. Also beware of snow coming off roofs.

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Hakuba Now!

Monday 30th January 2006, 9:17am
Weather conditions: Light Rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After things were looking so sweet out on the hills the temperature has risen and drizzle has started to fall today from the tops of the gondolas down. This means that all that great light powder we did have will get soft and heavy. The base of snow is still unbelievably deep but the conditions are not the most favourable.

Temperatures will be cooling from the afternoon and the rain will be turning to snow from the evening. There is no wind to speak of and visibility is good.


With the warming temperatures and light rain over the recent wind pack the avalanche danger has risen to high hazard. Be very cautious of slab avalanches.
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Yuzawa Now!

Monday 30th January 2006, 9:39am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine winters day all of yesterday, we're into a morning that almost feels spring-like in some ways...

It is mild this morning though with temperatures around +2 at 9am. It's cloudy with a slight breeze. The forecast is telling us we might expect rain later on today, so let's just hope they are wrong about that one.

As you may well know, GALA Yuzawa have been struggling to get the south part of their resort open due to the amount of snow and dangers, but it seems that area is now part open.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 30th January 2006, 10:01am
Weather conditions: Overcast with protential of some snowfall
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
An overcast sky with the clouds high enough not to create any white outs, so far. Very few people around this morning and this will probably remain the case all day. It seems like the sky is about to snow so maybe when the temperature goes down in the late afternoon we will get some fresh snowfall. The current snow quality is very good and dry, even though we had sun most of yesterday.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 30th January 2006, 17:53pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, light snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After the fantastic conditions yesterday, it was back to the snow again today - only very light snow though and for short periods, so with good visibility it was good to be out on the hills. It has been an unusually mild day though in the region with temperatures approaching zero, and while it should be colder tomorrow it will still be relatively mild.   Read more ...

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