Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 27th February 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 30th November 2005, 8:22am
Weather conditions: Snow, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
More heavy rain overnight but this morning things are looking more promising - as this is being written, snow is falling and is just about starting to stick. It is definitely colder as well this morning and we have snow forecast for later on today.

Update @9am: Decent snow falling now, we've uploaded some new pics just uploaded so take a look!

We'll update this page later on in the day with an update.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 30th November 2005, 8:40am
Weather conditions: Blizzard
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The rain eased yesterday in the early afternoon and it wasn't long after that snow started to fall again. Gale force winds associated with this system are causing blizzard like conditions in the village this morning. The overnight snow has mostly made up for any losses caused by yesterday's rain and with snow in the forecast every day for the next week things are looking good.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 30th November 2005, 9:13am
Weather conditions: Light snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The winter like weather has returned!

We had about 5cm of new snow overnight and even though it is not falling heavily at the moment, it is still snow and hopefully it will continue all day. Temperatures are down as well - it's much colder than it has been the last few days.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 30th November 2005, 9:24am
Weather conditions: SNOW
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
SNOW is falling to the Valley this morning in Hakuba! It looks as if the snow is here to stay as the weather maps show low pressure after low pressure systems coming across from Siberia. The snow began falling in the valley at around 5:00 am this morning as the snow line slowly made it's way down from the 1200 metre line of yesterday where quite a bit has accumulated.


GORYU reports 30 cm of new snow on top of past 10 cm base. No comment on when they will open other than as soon as they can groom.

HAKUBA 47 reports that they don't have much snow on the runs yet and it is still too early to say as to when they will be able to open.

HAPPO-ONE reports 20~30 cm of new snow at the top of the gondola and they will open as soon as they have enough to groom.

TSUGAIKE reports 20 cm of new on 10 cm of past base. Again they are unsure as to when they will be able to open, yet will open as soon as they can.

CORTINA reports 5 cm and don't see opening before next week end around the 10th.

The consensus is LET IT SNOW and that each ski hill want to be the first to open. So if they CAN then rest assured they WILL open. With the snow the way it is coming down I would not be surprised to see they large hills open a top area by the week end.


For you who are jonesing for some turns remember that the Goryu and Happo gondolas are loading for sightseeing and they will no doubt let you take your skis up with you so that you can hike and rock bash like a champ. With the present snowfall you should have at least 40 cms of snow to play on, but remember that's not much when there is no real solid base under it other than a few cms of past snow and the dirt and rocks below that.

See you on the slopes real soon.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 30th November 2005, 13:13pm
Weather conditions: Snowing well all across mountain range, top to bottom.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Currently snowing steadily across the whole mountain range with cold hard sleet falls across the village. Village temperature is 3 degrees and no wind. Yamabiko is now back up to 20cm and increasing as more snow falls throughout the day. All the web cams are showing the effects of the snowfall and the local closed circuit TV shows steady heavy snowfall on all screens. Things are looking very good for the scheduled gondola opening on the 3rd Dec.   Read more ...

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