Snow and weather reports posted on Wednesday 5th May 2021

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 3rd April 2006, 8:40am
Weather conditions: Rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The rain started last night and doesn't seem to have stopped overnight with some pretty nasty conditions early on - rain with strong blowing winds. While it looks like the winds might die down later on in the day, the rain will probably stay with us through until tomorrow.

The new snow at the end of last week meant that conditions were good then and Saturday, but with the mild temperatures and rain of yesterday and today snow conditions have inevitably taken a hit.

Because of the strong winds, Kagura, Tashiro & GALA are closed this morning (with a chance that Kagura might be opened up later on in the day).

Yesterday saw some resorts in the area closing for the season. The resorts remaining open are:

16th April - Ishiuchi Maruyama (Chuo section only);
Saturdays & Sundays until 23rd April - part of NASPA Ski Garden;
23rd April – Iwappara
7th May - Pine Ridge Kandatsu
7th May – GALA Yuzawa
7th May – Naeba
7th May - Tashiro
28th May – Kagura/Mitsumata    Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 3rd April 2006, 8:47am
Weather conditions: Overcast, light snow flurries
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday's downpour has finally let up, but in its place has come strong winds and only the lightest of snow flurries. The majority of Happo is currently out of action, with only Nakiyama's #3 lift in operation, while Goryu and 47 are still entirely closed. Hopefully things will calm down a bit throughout the day, and we can again enjoy some spring skiing.

Avalanche danger remains Considerable, see below.
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Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 3rd April 2006, 9:28am
Weather conditions: Snow, wind
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Snow is falling again this morning, with some strong winds added just for fun! Some pretty wild conditions out there this morning meaning that some lifts that should be open are currently not moving.

Some of the smaller resort regions closed for the season at the weekend, with others opening only at weekends. (Most of the 'main' sections of Shiga Kogen though are still open and will be for quite some time).   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 3rd April 2006, 12:14pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another windy day today with both gondolas stopped for the rest of the afternoon. Snow is falling up high at Yamabiko but no-one is there to enjoy it and there are thick white outs up there most of the time. Tomorrow should be a better situation.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Monday 3rd April 2006, 13:14pm
Weather conditions: Snowing lightly
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday a little wet snow started to fall in the village and continued lightly through the night. Today has been rather bleak with strong winds driving small ice pellets through the air. A combination of the strong winds and the resort cutting back on staff means that there are only a few lifts open across the whole Niseko area. So definitely a day to sit back in front of the fire or go down and have a nice coffee in Kutchan. Tomorrow things should clear up and the winds abate allowing the mountain to be explored once more.    Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Niseko Now
05th May, 16:07pm
Myoko Now
05th May, 13:16pm
Madarao Now
05th May, 9:26am
Hakuba Now
05th May, 8:05
Geto Kogen Now
05th May, 7:45
Zao Now
05th May, 7:41
Nozawa Onsen Now
05th May, 7:40am
Appi Kogen Now
05th May, 7:40
Yuzawa Now
05th May, 7:35
Kiroro Now
03rd May, 9:22
Shiga Kogen Now
03rd May, 8:25
Furano Now
26th Apr, 8:09
Aizu Bandai Now
19th Feb, 12:28
Minakami Now
13th Jan, 10:10am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am