Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 5th May 2018

Geto Kogen Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 7:53am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Geto.

Cloud and rain during the day yesterday.

This morning it's just cloudy, thankfully without the rain. There is just a light wind.. and that's pretty much what the forecast is for the day.

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Official snow depths:

Top: 350cm
Base: 220cm

Number 1 Gondola and Number 1 pair lift are operating





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Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:15am
Weather conditions: Fine, hazy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Yuzawa.

A very hazy but bright morning again here and temperatures are set to zoom right up to 20C and possibly even a little higher than that.

There's a chance of some rain in the day tomorrow and then over the weekend, when temperatures will probably drop back down to single digits.

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Updated: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

At least part open until Sunday 8th April

Iwappara
- Official snow depth: 65cm
- The central area remains open with two lifts operating

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Official snow depth: 120cm
- Top areas remain open via Chuo Entrance with four lifts operating

Joetsu Kokusai
- Official snow depth: 80cm
- The North and East areas remain at least part open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Official snow depth: Top - 95cm, Base - 20cm
- The Gondola, Nagamine Number 2 quad and Okusoeji quad lift are operating

At least part open until Sunday 22nd April

Kandatsu Kogen
- Official snow depth: 140cm
- Most of Kandatsu remains open with four lifts operating

At least part open until Sunday 6th May

GALA Yuzawa
- Official snow depth: 190cm
- The Central Area and North Area remain open
- The South Area and Falcon course back to base are now closed for the season

Kagura
- Official snow depth: Kagura area - 250cm; Mitsumata area - 150cm; Tashiro area - 200cm
- Tashiro Ropeway plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May
- Mitsumata Ropeway and the main Kagura area plan to be at least part open until Sunday 27th May
- The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now closed for the season

Naeba
- Official snow depth: 140cm (base)
- Naeba plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May (** only weekends from 9th-27th April)
- The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now closed for the season   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:37am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Niseko.

It is cloudy and overcast morning with pretty poor visibility and apparently some quite strong winds on mountain which is preventing top lifts from opening at the start of the day. We might get rained on as well this morning but hopefully it will be short-lived. More rain is due around Friday but in higher areas it should be snowing. Would be great to see some down at base too. A cover of fresh snow covering the increasingly rather dirty looking snow would be nice!

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Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Resort specific information (operations subject to change):

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May
Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 8th April

Lifts info:
- King Number 1 and 2 and Ace Number 4 lifts rested.
- Other lifts should be operating but top King Number 4 on hold at the moment due to strong winds
- It also seems that all of the Hanazono lifts are on hold at time of writing

Official snow depth:
- Top: 435cm
- Base: 140cm

Niseko Annupuri
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 6th May

Lifts info:
- Jumbo Number 2 and 3 lifts rested.
- Other lifts should be operating but the top Jumbo Number 4 lift is on hold at the moment due to strong winds.

Official snow depth:
- Top: 400cm
- Base: 130cm

Niseko Village
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 8th April

Lifts info:
- Village Express, Niseko Gondola and Wonderland Chair remain operating
- Other lifts should be operating but the top Wonderland Chair is on hold at the moment due to strong winds

Official snow depth:
- Top: 380cm
- Base: 130cm   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:39am
Weather conditions: Thin cloud, sunshine, haze
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Nozawa.

The sun is out again this morning. There is some thin cloud around and a hazy feel to the skies. Sun and warm temperatures is what we can expect during the day.

Come tomorrow, there might be some rain later in the day.

The forecast remains interesting for the weekend when it should be getting colder. Unfortunately we might endure rain but there is a chance of some fresh snowfall especially higher up on the mountain. Bonus!

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Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Fresh snowfall since yesterday (as reported by the resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 0cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 0cm
- Hikage (660m): 0cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 0cm
- Karasawa (563m): 0cm

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 225cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 135cm
- Hikage (660m): 60cm
- Nagasaka (615m): -cm
- Karasawa (563m): -cm

Lifts operations:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Yamabiko Four
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four
- Uenotaira Four
- Paradise Four
- Hikage Triple (** today only)
- Yu Road (** today only)

The following courses remain open:

- Yamabiko area
- Kokenashi course
- Uenotaira
- Paradise
- Rinkan (use this course to get back down to base)

General resort operations information from until Sunday 6th May:

The Gondola will be open from 8:10am daily;
The Number 1 car park will be free daily;
There will be no village shuttle bus between 2nd April and 27th April;
A resort shuttle bus may operate between Hikage and Nagasaka (Number 1 car park) depending on snow conditions;
Nozawa Onsen plans to remain open until Sunday 6th May.   Read more ...
 

Myoko Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:40am
Weather conditions: Another hazy/sunny day
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Just a few quick notes, and snow updates: Akakan is now running only the Myoko Skycable gondola and Hotel No. 3; they will open Champion No. 3 this weekend for a snowboard contest. Lotte Arai did post more complete information; see below!

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Akakura Kanko:
200 cm, 10°; Myokokogen Sky Cable Gondola, Hotel No. 3 lifts; closing May 6

Akakura Onsen:
165cm, 6° Yodel No. 2, No. 4, No. 5; Kumada No. 1, no. 4 lifts open; closing April 8

Ikenotaira Onsen:
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Myoko Suginohara:
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Seki Onsen:
300 cm; 3° (no updates here); closing May 6

Myoko Ski Park:
-

Kyukamura RunRun:
-

Lotte Arai Resort:
359cm, 6.4°; All lifts running; Mamushigaeshi, Exciter, Legendary and Discovery courses closed; Ohkenashi Bowl, FK, North Bowl, Funaishi-zawa, Happy Place and Benzaku-zawa in the avalanche-controlled areas open; closing May 6

Tangram Ski Circus:
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Madarao Kogen:
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Kurohime Kogen Snow Park:
-
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Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:48am
Weather conditions: Hazy sunshine
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Hakuba.

More sunshine and warmth is due today - it is another hazy morning with thin cloud.

There is some rain on the horizon from tomorrow and late week with colder temperatures due along with the chance of some snow falling on the mountains.

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Ski resort information on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (at time of writing):

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift & course info:

- Upper areas of the resort remain open
- The Nakiyama South and Shirakaba South base courses remain open but other base areas are now closed

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 285cm
- Usagidaira: 170cm
- Lower: 35cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift & course info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Toomi Four

- The top area and Toomi run remain open
- Iimori area now closed

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Toomi: 85cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift & course info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

- All main courses remain open
- The Tree Riding Zones are now closed for the season

Official snow depth:
- Top: 270cm
- Base: 85cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift & courses info:

- Uma-no-se and Champion courses now closed
- Kane-no-naru-oka and Lower Course through forest courses are partially closed

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 265cm
- Han-no-ki: 245cm
- Maruyama: 60cm
- Shirakaba: 175cm
- Champion: 50cm
- Oya-no-hara: 65cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm   Read more ...
 

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06th May, 8:30am
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