Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Myoko Now!

Monday 3rd May 2010, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Sunny, with some thin high clouds that look like they may disperse
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's going to be an excellent day again today in Myoko. It was pretty warm yesterday, but not blazingly hot—the temperatures have remained cool to cold at night, keeping the snow for us up to the last minute. It also means that the cherry trees are just now starting to bloom, and the mizubasho (I hate writing "skunk cabbage," but that's what they're called) are now at their peak. All good reasons to enjoy the last days of lift-serviced skiing in the area!

Backcountry: excellent conditions and lots of snow. In fact, it's nice that it's warmed up; corn snow time!

Lift operations:

Akakan: Sky Cable gondola, No. 3 lift

Seki Onsen: open (one lift)

Current Official Snow Depths:

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):

Seki Onsen:
350cm (not updated for some time, so figure under one meter, and that only in secluded spots)

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Minakami Now!

Monday 3rd May 2010, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Warm sun and blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another warm holiday here in Minakami today. Temperatures yesterday peaked at 18 degrees down in the valley and are likely to exceed that today. Plenty of people making use of Tenjin being open but not just the snow lovers. Lots of walkers up there as well as sightseers just milling about and enjoying the sunshine. Steady stream of cars heading up there again this morning so promises to be another decent turn out.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 3rd May 2010, 9:39am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As expected, a sunny warm start to the day in Yuzawa and up at Kagura. It is already 17 degrees in Yuzawa, and will soon be rising up over 20 with a forecast high today of around 24 degrees. T-shirt weather, even up at Kagura for some.

Tomorrow will very likely see similar conditions.

Official resort snow depths @ 3rd May 10, AM:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:

Planned closing dates at resorts in Yuzawa:

Wednesday 5th May 2010:
Gala Yuzawa
Kagura (Tashiro Area)

Sunday 30th May 2010:
Kagura (via Mitsumata)   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 3rd May 2010, 10:04am
Weather conditions: Sun, some wispy cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a fine and warm day yesterday... it's more of the same today. The sun is out, just some wispy clouds in the sky, and it is warm - we are already into double digit temperatures this morning. Perfect for this Golden Week holiday and there's a fair few people around enjoying what is left of the snow as well as more tourists just being here to enjoy the nature and have a drive.

We even have some nighta at Ichinose Family (last night, tonight and tomorrow night).

The fine weather will very likely continue tomorrow.

Lifts operating until 5th May (subject to change):

Yokoteyama - 6 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift
Kumanoyu - 4 lifts
Higashitateyama - gondola
Mammoth - 1 lift
Tannenomori - 1 lift
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Ichinose Diamond - 1 lift
Ichinose Yamanokami - 1 lift
Terakoya - 2 lifts
Yakebitaiyama - gondola + 1 lift
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Shiga Kogen Ropeway

Official resort snow depths as of 3rd May 10:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
90cm   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 3rd May 2010, 13:06pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A quick update with the latest weather from Hakuba --- and it's very fine. Lots of sun and warm temperatures, rising into the low 20's in the village. It's looking like the last two holidays of Golden Week, tomorrow and Wednesday, will also give us very similar conditions.

There's a lot of people out and about, both on the slopes and also people just in the area to spend some time sightseeing and enjoying the outdoors. And a fine time it is to be doing both!

Just to recap on what remains open:
At Hakuba 47 you can still ride down to the base. The connection with Goryu remains open, but only the top area of that resort remains open. Only the upper slopes of Happo remain open and you need to get the Gondola up there (and back down again). From tomorrow until 5th May the resort will be putting on a bus service between the Happo Bus Terminal and the Happo No 3 car park. The upper slopes of Tsugaike Kogen also remain open.

Happo-one - open until 5th May
Hakuba Goryu - open until 9th May
Hakuba 47 - open until 5th May
Tsugaike Kogen - open until 5th May

Official resort snow depths on 3rd May 10:

90cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
125cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
200cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

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20th Apr, 9:52am
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20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
20th Apr, 9:38am
Yuzawa Now
20th Apr, 9:37am
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