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Hakuba Now!

Saturday 5th April 2003, 8:43am
Weather conditions: April snow!
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another day of rain yesterday, but as forecast the temperature has dropped and we have snow in the village. At the moment its down to zero in the village. The snow is barely lying, but it might be quite good higher up.

Hakuba NOW! is taking a spring break, so this page will not be updated until April 24. Of the resorts, from April 7, only Hakuba 47/Goryu, Happo and Tsugaike stay open. If past years are anything to go by, north-facing Hakuba 47 will probably offer the longest runs. There is still plenty of snow to enjoy, and the resorts should have no problem staying open

Backcountry fans should note that while the Alpen Route to Murodo (Tateyama) is opening early this year on April 10, both the hotel up there and the ropeway have announced that they do not want people skiing/snowboarding/camping until April 20. The first ten days are for sightseers only. How this works in practice remains to be seen.

See you again in a couple of weeks!   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 5th April 2003, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Rain, wet snow up high
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecasts for today were right.... it's a wet morning down at town level with rain coming down quite hard early on.

At Mitsumata Ropeway it's rain/wet snow - but the resort informs us that it is snowing up towards the top part of the resort.

Have a good weekend.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 5th April 2003, 10:13am
Weather conditions: Snow, cloud (as of Apr 5th)
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Good news on this last day of updates for Shiga Now! this season - we have snow! More than 5cm overnight and snow looking set to continue during the day, it's gotten colder once more.

The season looks set to continue until Golden Week at some of the resorts here, with large amounts of (still decent) snow in the area, much better than this time last season.

Thanks for reading Shiga Now! this season - if you plan to visit Shiga Kogen again this season, have a great time!


--Check out the individual resort pages on the site for up-to-date info on resort openings in the last few weeks of the season.

--The webcam images below will continue to be updated as usual.

--Shiga Now! will be back regularly in the run up to the new snow season in fall 2003.

Thanks and best wishes to you all!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 5th April 2003, 10:53am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain in the morning that has turned into snow now. The upper slopes might get a few centimeters of new snow throughout this day. But all in all it's a typical day for onsen.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Saturday 5th April 2003, 14:27pm
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
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Blue skies for the final day of the Niseko Super Bumps competition. Air temperature at the base of the gondola is +5C, and a slight North-easterly continues to blow. A good crowd has gathered to watch the competition, many holding beer cans in hand and enjoying the sunshine.   Read more ...

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