Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Niseko Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 7:41am
Weather conditions: Sun and cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sun and cloud for today and things stil aren't getting very cold as the temperature will be from -2 to 3. There shouldn't be any strong winds really and the winds should not be strong but coming from the west.

As we approach the first the population of Hirafu is ever increasing and familiar and new friendly faces pop up all around.

We are still in that high front and that low system is sitting comfortably for the moment above Hokkaido.

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Myoko Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 9:35am
Weather conditions: clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The last day of sunny weather has got last months' snow levels down to an average of 10cm. Tonight the steady snows are meant to roll in, though; with low temperatures built to last. Two more weeks to opening day.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 10:11am
Weather conditions: Clear skies and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Hakuba is currently under clear blue skies with the peaks all blanketed in white! Truly a classic Japan Alps day.

No new snow to report today but good conditions on all the upper slopes. Groomed and packed powder conditions on all open runs. Still only the upper portions of the hills are open, so early season training and get those legs into shape.



Above tree line: N/A

Tree line: N/A

Below tree line: N/A

Travel Advisory:

Spring-like conditions. Watch for partially buried rocks/stumps etc.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 10:37am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blue skies all around this morning hardly a cloud in the sky. The last of the snow in town seems to be nearly gone now and the mountains looking more brown than white which is sad but normal for the time of year - we usually do get one snowfall which melts away before the "real snow" starts falling and we are white for the season.

Anyway, this morning it's sunny and around 7 degrees at the moment. It looks like there is no chance of new snowfall before the weekend, but after a clear start tomorrow there might be a chance later on tomorrow.

Iwappara was hoping to open tomorrow, but with only 10cm or so on the mountain unfortunately they aren't going to be able to. Having just spoken to them, they are just waiting for snow and will open as soon as they can.

So.... snow please!   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 12:59pm
Weather conditions: currently cloudy and snowing lightly
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another cold evening with temperatures getting down to -10 in town.

We woke this morning to around 5cm of fresh in town with more expected on the mountain.

It has been snowing on and off all morning and this is weather pattern is expected for the rest of the day.

This weekend the top lift number 3 will again be operational giving access to the Panorama course. From tomorrow onwards the Spies course will be open the whole way down and Night skiing is also set to begin on the Prince Romance chair.

The Kitanomine Zone is still scheduled to open during the second week of December.

Japanese word of the Day: Shinsetsu (Fresh snow)   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 13:21pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Fine weather this morning though there are a fair few grey clouds with us this afternoon. No new snow to report as what we have continues to get less - unfortunately you can't ride down the mountain now due to the lack of snow in the middle, but the Gondola is still taking people high up to get to the snow up there as well as the run in front of the hotel open. At the moment it is looking like the weekend is forecast to be cloud and/or rain - but hoping that will translate into snow higher up here if the temperatures drop enough. Kagura is still boasting it's 130cm of snow on the slopes up on the main gelende and while there is certainly decent cover, there are bushes showing and we could do with some fresh snow.

As we've said though, not to worry - we're still not quite into December yet.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 13:25pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, fair
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a fairly fine day here though a bit cloudy this afternoon after a brighter start. It has been just a bit over 0 degrees today. The only change to report in operations is that Ichinose Diamond opened a lift today.

Tomorrow, expect to see some more lifts at the following resort to start operating:

- Nishitateyama (no 2 triple lift)
- Yakebitaiyama (no 2 gondola, no 2 lift)
- Okushiga Kogen (no 2, 3 pair lift)

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Minakami Now!

Friday 30th November 2007, 13:26pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A couple of sunny days has melted the remaining snow in the valley and settled the snow in the mountains above 1500m to 70 cm. Today is overcast with reasonably low temperatures (3 deg C) which will be good for the snowmakers at Tenjindaira.

December is just around the corner and there is snow forecast for the upper mountains (above 1500m) tomorrow, with more snow forecast down to the valley level for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week.   Read more ...

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Minakami Now
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