Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Geto Kogen Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 7:32am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 80cm
Snow depth: --
Madness!!

Of the (very) good kind.

The resort is reporting 80cm of snow this morning, and I have to agree. I might even say there is a bit more in my usual spot, but I think wind has been a factor there so 80cm is a fair number here.

I can't remember posting that big a number before.

The resort may be struggling to get things open this morning but I'm sure they'll do their best. There are people waiting to get out there!!!

Oh yes, it's still snowing and more is due.

Officially very excited.

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Official snow depths:

* Top: 360cm
* Base: 240cm

Planned operating lift information - subject to change:

* Number 1 Gondola
* Number 2 Gondola (operates on weekends and holidays only)
* Number 1 pair lift
* Number 2 pair lift
* Quad lift

Courses & Tree Runs - subject to change:

* All of the main official courses are available
* Rabbit, Summit, Beech and Stream tree run course are open
* Extreme and Shooter tree run courses not yet available

Nighta skiing operations

* Weekends and holidays from until 24th February 2020   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 7:55am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 51cm
Snow depth: --
Not many words this morning.

You don't need many when you can report.... 50cm of fresh snow on the ground! That's from base to top (where there's even a bit more). The official numbers below include a few cm that were recorded yesterday afternoon - most of it came since then.

I just took a few measurements in my usual place and beyond and my number is 51cm.

I woke up and found myself saying something like 'Yes, this is Nozawa'.

It's still snowing and very cold. Care needs to be taken in these conditions with all that fresh snow. But there sure will be a lot of fun to be had.

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Thursday 6th February 2020

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort since yesterday morning:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 60cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 55cm
- Hikage (660m): 50cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 55cm
- Karasawa (563m): 50cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 200cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 175cm
- Hikage (660m): 110cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 95cm
- Karasawa (563m): 65cm

All lifts normally operating apart from the following lifts:

- Mizunashi triple
- Kandahar pair
- Karasawa pair

All courses normally open apart from the following courses:

Subject to change with all this new snow this morning, though no details available right now

- Challenge
- Skyline (lower section closed)
- Jumping
- Kandahar
- Mukobayashi
- Hachiman
- Nagasaka link   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:05am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
It is a very cold but beautifully sunny morning. Some cloud is expected to move in from the afternoon.

With good recent snowfalls the snow is in excellent conditions.


Operating lifts:

Kitanomine Gondola
Kitanomine Romance Chair
Kitanomine quad chair
Kitanomine Snow Escalator
Link lift

Furano Ropeway
Furano Downhill chair #1
Furano Downhill chair #2
Furano Downhill chair #3
Prince Romance chair
Furano Snow Escalator

Kitanomine Zone: Open
Furano Zone: Open   Read more ...
 

Niseko Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:10am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies, some thin cloud
New snowfall: 17cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Niseko.

A decent amount of snowfall overnight and I have measured 17cm of it to report to you this morning here at base.

Once again, very fine quality powder so conditions on the mountain should be really very good this morning.

We have blue skies and sunshine with just a little thin cloud in places. Mt Yotei is looking very beautiful over there and our mountain is looking very tempting.

It is very cold this morning so be prepared for that if you are heading out today.

It doesn't feel like there's much of a wind and so I expect all lifts should be moving as scheduled this morning. (The Country Road Chair lift is resting again this morning).

OK, so I have to go now to... er, wash my hair or something...

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Niseko Avalanche Report

No report today

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Ski resort operation information: Thursday 6th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 260cm
- Base: 120cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 179cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 165cm
- Base: 100cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 200cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm   Read more ...
 

Myoko Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:17am
Weather conditions: Snowy!
New snowfall: 105cm
Snow depth: --
Pounded with snow today. A real Myoko day!

Lots of snow, lots of wind. This is the first day where we can really say it could be pretty dangerous outside the resort, with deep, unsettled snow and wind loading in places.

And it will be incredibly tough getting up the hill, too (which will keep many away).

Kind of funny reports on the total snowfall from the resorts (and I think sometimes the resorts may understate the total, to not scare away the course skier who's not interested in thigh-high powder). Seki reported new snow of 150cm, which would have meant the depth before this storm was 80cm (and that's not what they were reporting!). And, for some reason, Lotte Arai gave a new snow depth of 5cm, while the total pack went way up.

The good news is, regardless of what the "official" reports are saying, we know there's lots of new snow, and your reporters here in Myoko went out there, poked in the snow, and can honestly state that we found 105cm. Really.

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Akakura Kanko:
170cm, -9°C

Akakura Onsen:
215cm, -3°C

Ikenotaira Onsen:
195cm, -8°

Myoko Suginohara:
145cm, -13°

Seki Onsen:
230cm, -7°

Myoko Ski Park:
90cm, 5°

Kyukamura RunRun:
220cm, -5°

Tangram Ski Circus:
100cm, -4°

Madarao Kogen:
175cm, -10°

Lotte Arai Resort
339cm, -5.1

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
80cm, -8°    Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:32am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 48cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Yuzawa.

I'm so happy this morning, I could almost cry.

For a moment yesterday morning I was wondering if we might be disappointed (again) because the sun was out and it didn't really feel like we were on the verge of getting heavy snow. It started at higher elevations around the middle of the day and then properly in the afternoon.

Result?

This morning is easily - clearly - the best snowfall of the season so far.

It is the first time that I have big icicles hanging off the side of my house. And a thick layer of snow on the ground.

It just feels... RIGHT!

This is the 'normal'.

I have measured 48cm of snow (you can see 44cm of snow on the top of the car, photo below, which was parked just to the north of Ishiuchi overnight).

This morning Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 50cm of fresh snowfall.

Kagura haven't announced a snowfall number today, but the Tashiro Area is closed due to windy conditions.

This snowfall will of course make a good difference to some resorts around town. Right now they are probably just 'dealing' with it and changes may happen during the day today or tomorrow. For the moment I note that Ishiuchi Maruyama are now saying that they are almost all open (down to base) and Maiko are preparing more courses to open. I would expect more of that at other resorts too.

The top area of Yuzawa Kogen (via the Ropeway) appears to be on hold early on due to wind. That might open later on if conditions allow.

It is still snowing but due to ease off later on this afternoon or this evening; sun is expected tomorrow with more snow due on Saturday. I like the sound of that weather pattern.

And on that note I hope you have a good day.

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Individual ski resort information: Thursday 6th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area and Northern Area courses are open
- The Eliza and Batman courses in the Southern Area are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Most of the resort is now open - down to base!
- Official snow depth: 180cm (upper); 120cm (mid)

Iwappara

- 5 lifts are operating with the central to upper area of the resort open
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 9 lifts operating
- 10 courses open (front of hotel and mostly the Panorama and Atema areas)
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are normally open
- 21 of 23 courses open
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 160cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts plan to be operating
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- The Gondola, Nagamine Number 2 quad and two top Okusoechi lifts are operating with 12 courses open on that gondola side.
- Take the Gondola back down to base
- The Maiko Area is open with 1 lift operating and 3 courses open
- Plans to open more as quickly as they can; changes expected today
- Official snow depth: 150cm (upper); 55cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- 12 of 14 courses open
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Naeba

- 21 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 80cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts are operating and all main courses are open
- Kids Garden open
- Mogul and Slopestyle areas not open
- Official snow depth: 115cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating and Kogen Snowland is open
- The base area should also be open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is operating
- Official snow depth: 120cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 60cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 35cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Thursday 6th February 2020:

- Snow on car!
- GALA Yuzawa (2)
- Yuzawa Kogen (2)
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit   Read more ...
 

Aizu Bandai Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 12cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

Coldest day of the season so far, surely.

Oh yes and 10+cm of fresh snowfall. Limited visibility this morning as it continues to snow but it may ease off as the day progresses.

Conditions should be very good this morning. Just get wrapped up enough!

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Grandeco Snow Resort:
- 4 (of 5) lifts operating
- 11 (of 13) courses open
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
- 6 (of 8) lifts operating
- 18 (of 25) courses open
- Official snow depth: 140cm (top); 90cm (mid)

Hoshino Resort Urabandai Nekoma:
- Nekoma is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in February (apart from 11th)
- 4 (of 5) lifts normally operating
- 10 (of 11) courses normally open
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Inawashiro:
- 3 lifts operating (one is for connecting to upper area)
- 4 courses part open
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Listel Ski Fantasia:
- Part open
- Official snow depth: 35cm

MinowaMinowa:
- 3 (of 3) lifts operating
- 10 (of 12) courses open
- Official snow depth: 100cm

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Photo today:

- Minowa (2)
- Grandeco   Read more ...
 

Madarao Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:40am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 59cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Madarao.

Heavy snowfall. Don't you just love the sound of that? I know I do.

That be what we got since yesterday; the result is well over half a metre of fresh snowfall on our mountain. The resort is officially reporting a whopping 65cm.

I just took 3 measurements within 10m: 56cm, 59cm, 62cm. I think the middle one there is the one to go with this morning.

Official snow depth has just taken that big jump up to 175cm too.

The biggest snowfall of the season. And I'm pretty sure it will be the coldest morning of the season too.

Excellent.

Conditions are a bit wild outside still. I know folk will be very excited at this fresh snow delivery but especially in these conditions real care needs to be taken.

Sunshine is expected tomorrow so I would say that if you can take a day off work it would be a good one to choose!

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Current operations: Thursday 6th February 2020

Madarao:

- 22 courses open
- SAWA II, Bear, Rabbit, River Line and Kamoshika tree run courses scheduled to be open this morning
- Other tree run courses not currently available
- Official snow depth: 175cm

Tangram Ski Circus:

- All lifts are operating
- 12 courses open
- Official snow depth: 100cm   Read more ...
 

Appi Kogen Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:55am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: 25cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Appi.

How about another 25cm of snowfall at base.

It's a very cold morning with that nice fresh layer and the sun is out at the moment.

Should be an excellent morning.

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APPI is open with the following lifts normally operating (subject to change):

- Appi Gondola
- Central quad lift
- Central Number 1 lift
- Central Number 2 lift
- Central Number 3A lift
- Central Number 5 lift
- Nishimori lift
- Sailer quad lift
- Vista quad lift

- Most normal courses at APPI are open
- Dragon tail, Cruise 1, Cruise 2 and Bravo tree run courses are open

Snowfall numbers
The below numbers are reported by the resort

Cumulative snowfall:
460cm

Natural snow depth:
215cm   Read more ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:58am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 37cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from Shiga Kogen.

It's another morning where the number is kind of difficult due to wind blown areas and regional variations.

The Yakebitaiyama resort is reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall. Kumanoyu are reporting a very low 10cm which I am really surprised about, it seems really low. My over-enthusiastic friend is talking half a metre again.

I need to go with my trusted spot (with nearby backup checks) any my number is 37cm.

A specific number isn't the important thing though - it's the fact that we have fresh snowfall and conditions this morning are a bit wild.

Tomorrow should be calmer with good visibility.

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Don't worry about the official snow depths not changing below. Some don't seem to update often; some are just '??'. As mentioned in a report last week --- bring along a pinch of salt.

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Almost all courses and connections at Shiga Kogen are now open with just a few minor exceptions.

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Photos: Kumanoyu, Takamagahara and Hasuike Junction

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Thursday 6th February 2020

The below information is manually checked.
Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 60cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 115cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 130cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 195cm

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Originally planned night time operations at the Shiga Kogen ski areas are as follows; subject to change, so please check with the resorts.
Note that separate lift tickets are required.

Ichinose Diamond
22nd-23rd February 2020
20th-21st March 2020
Quad lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Ichinose Family
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until 21st March 2020
Number 2 pair B lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Kumanoyu
Every Saturday until 28th March 2020
23rd February 2020
20th March 2020
Number 1 pair lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Takamagahara Mammoth
Saturdays until 21st March 2020 (not 7th February)
23rd February 2020
20th March 2020
Number 2 triple lift
6:30pm until 8:30pm

Sun Valley
22nd-23rd February 2020
Number 1 quad lift
7:00pm until 8:30pm

Yakebitaiyama
Every Saturday until 29th February 2020
23rd February 2020
Number 3 high speed lift
6:00pm until 8:00pm

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The section of road connecting the southern area of Shiga Kogen (from Yokoteyama onwards) with Gunma Prefecture is now closed for the season. It will be closed until 24th April 2020. Approach Shiga Kogen using Route 292 from the west (Nagano/Nakano/Yamanouchi)   Read more ...
 

Naeba Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:20am
Weather conditions: Snow clouds
New snowfall: 18cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Naeba.

It is snowy and windy. I think the wind might have something to do with the fact that I am reporting 18cm this morning... thought it would be more, and it is more in places.

Just 4 lifts operating at the moment due to the conditions. That may change as conditions do. So it's a changeable situation this morning and a chat with the resort is recommended.

Tomorrow should be clearer.

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The Audi FIX Alpen Ski World Cup 2020 event will be held at Naeba on 22nd and 23rd February.

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Official snow depth:

- 90cm

Planned operating lifts:

- Number 4 romance pair lift
- Number 3 high speed lift
- Number 3 high speed lift
- Number 5 high speed lift (open for nighta until 8:30pm)

Courses planned to be open:

AFFECTED BY LIFT OPERATIONS THIS MORNING

- 21 of 22 courses are now open
- Splash Bowl currently not open
- The Dragondola is operating to get over to the Tashiro Area of the Kagura resort   Read more ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:32am
Weather conditions: Snow clouds
New snowfall: 8cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Hakuba and good news with fresh snow on the ground.

This morning there's a few different numbers to report: Goryu, 47 and Happo-one all reporting 5cm down at base and 10cm higher up. (To add to that, Hakuba 47 seem to have been mentioning up to 15cm of snow on the upper slopes yesterday afternoon which is admittedly kind of confusing).

Hakuba Cortina is looking good with an impressive 40cm being reported across the mountain and I note that also Tsugaike are reporting up to 40cm too... so going on those numbers it would seem that those resorts in a more northerly location got more overnight.

I myself can report 8cm on the ground at base since yesterday. I have been over to Goryu and Happo-one early morning as an additional look round before making this report.

It is a very cold morning with light snow still falling.

As of 9am it looks like the top lifts at Happo-one are on hold due to the weather conditions. As far as I can tell other resorts are open as planned.

We can expect some sunshine tomorrow so while today should of course be good, tomorrow should be a real feel-good day out on the mountain. :)

Here is the OFFICIAL DATA table for today.

The information in this table is data reported by the ski resortsNew snowfall (lower)New snowfall (upper)TOTAL ACCUMULATION (UPPER)
Hakuba 475cm10cm306cm
Hakuba Cortina40cm40cm310cm
Hakuba Goryu5cm10cm351cm
Hakuba Happo-one5cm10cm435cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



The seemingly never-ending tension served up from some people regarding snowfall numbers in Hakuba continues.

I report from base. It is clearly stated on the report - with added additional emphasis this season - just to be sure that people who are reading the reports are clear on that point.

Just like the other reports on this website. They too are also reporting from the base of their ski resort areas. They aren't all unfairly reporting from the summit. It isn't a competition.

But I cannot / will not report more than I observe.

The number that I report is the amount of snowfall that has fallen at base.

In that new table above, I am also very clearly reporting what the ski resorts themselves are reporting.

Look!!!

Today Goryu, 47 and Happo-one are all reporting 5cm at base.

Are these ski resorts plotting some cunning plan against Hakuba?

No, of course not.

They are just reporting the situation.

They love Hakuba dearly, just as I do.

(* Note that I am actually reporting more than they are this morning)

Look!!!

Cortina are reporting 40cm of snowfall at their base this morning.

Do I mention that or do I hide it from readers? Of course I report it. Why on earth would I not be excited about that? Read my report above.

Look at the photos in the report.

I would like to note that out of the literally hundreds of email messages we have received after those recent general comments, almost all of them were very kind and sometimes long messages of support from people who are really happy that they are not just being 'sold to' in the reports on this website. Sadly, the only sarcastic negative comments came from a few people who are apparently in the business of selling Hakuba. That makes me sad, and a few other things too. (Might I add that there are many, many fine people here doing very good things).

I am pretty sure that most 'normal' people who are reading the reports will make a note of how much snow has fallen on the mountain as well as at base and read the commentary text that goes with them. Because these things are clearly laid out in the reports.

Every.

Single.

Morning.

They will read the reports, take them for what they are and not sit up at night agonising over numbers. (Normal people just don't do that).

There, I've had my say.

To the 99% - my apologies for the above, I just felt the need to say it.

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Individual ski resort information
This information is checked and manually adjusted each morning

Hakuba Happo-one

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Nakiyama Number 2 pair
- Shirakaba Number 1 pair
- Shirakaba Number 2 pair
- Central pair
- Sakka Number 2 pair
- Sakka Number 3 triple

Courses open:
- All courses apart from the following are at least part open:
- Central
- Kokusai
- Nakiyama Wall/North
- Shirakaba South/North
- Kurobishi Off-Piste
- Omusubi Off-Piste
- The base Nakiyama South area is open
- The base Sakka areas are part open
- Otherwise, take the Gondola or other lifts back down to base

Official snow depth:
- Kurobishi: 190cm
- Usagidaira: 120cm
- Nakiyama: 25cm

Hakuba 47

All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Pair Line D (usually only operates when Gondola not operating)

Courses open:
- All main courses now open
- Tree Riding Zones are part open

Official snow depth:
- Top: 175cm
- Base: 50cm

Hakuba Goryu

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Toomi Number 2 pair

Courses open:
- All courses are open now apart from the following:
- Cosmo River
- Straight Whiskey
- Snow Diving
- Adventure

Official snow depth:
- Alps: 190cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 45cm

Tsugaike Kogen

Operating lifts:
- All lifts apart from the lifts noted below are normally operating:
- Han-no-ki Number 4
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Han-no-ki Number 2 pair
- Kane-no-naru-oka Skyliner I
- Tsugaike Ropeway

Courses open:
- Most course areas are now at least part open; lower slopes part open
- 'Lower course through the forest' is closed
- DBD: Gate 1 is open

Official snow depth:
- Tsuga-no-mori: 180cm
- Maruyama: 50cm
- Kane-no-naru-oka: 60cm

Hakuba Cortina

Operating lifts:
- All lifts are operating, Number 5 confirming safety

Courses open:
- A number of courses on hold at the start of the day

Official snow depth:
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 90cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts are operating

Hakuba Norikura Onsen
- All lifts apart from Number 7 are operating

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 4sen North
- View2
- 5sen South

Open courses:
- 5 courses open on the Mountain Side
- Village Side is closed

Hakuba Sanosaka
- All lifts are operating

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Photos today (below):

- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Happo-one [Usagidaira]
- Hakuba Goryu [base area]
- Hakuba 47
- Tsugaike Kogen [upper Tsuganomori area]
- Tsugaike Kogen [lower Kane-no-naru-oka area]
- Hakuba Iwatake
- Looking towards Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba Happo-one

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About the data in the above ‘snowfall as reported by ski resorts’ table
* The table within the above report contains data that is published by individual ski resorts
* The data shown is the amount of snowfall that the ski resorts are themselves reporting each 24 hour period on the upper areas of their mountain
* The source ‘new snowfall’ data and ‘total accumulation’ data is not updated at the same time
* The ‘new snowfall’ data is updated in the morning
* The ‘accumulation’ data is apparently updated/refreshed at midnight
* That means that there is a time lag between the two numbers being updated
* We manually check and update the data just before we publish each Hakuba Now report - so the data in each Hakuba Now report table is what is available at that time
* Any odd-looking numbers are due to the source data. We are not responsible for and have no control over the data. We are simply sharing the data with you
* Just to be extra clear, unlike our own ‘observed snowfall’ data from base that we show at the top of each report, the data in the table is not an independent observation by SnowJapan
* A more in-depth introduction and explanation can be found in this report   Read more ...
 

Minakami Now!

Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:33am
Weather conditions: Snow clouds
New snowfall: 55cm
Snow depth: --
The snow arrived around 11am yesterday, hearing there was already 30cm at higher elevations by late yesterday afternoon. The snowfall then intensified overnight and in terms of my car park, I cleared 10cm at 5pm and another 55cm early this morning. It's still dumping.

Tenjin is postponed, possibility of closure all day due to strong winds.

Hodaigi has 30-35cm low down and is the spot today I think. Question mark over there top lifts due to wind.

It's a big storm and is forecast to continue through the day before dropping off this evening.

Clear weather expected tomorrow, more snow on Saturday through Monday.

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Information:

Akasawa
Normally part open
Note: closed on Tuesdays (apart from 11th February, when it will be closed on 12th February)

Fujiwara
Part open
Number 1 and 2 lifts are running
Official snow depth: 60cm

Tanigawa Tenjindaira
Open
Official snow depth: 200cm

Minakami Hodaigi
All Hodaigi lifts running except Number 1
Official snow depth: 90cm

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running
Official snow depth: 80cm

Norn Minakami
All lifts apart from Number 4 are running and all courses are open
Official snow depth: 85cm

Okutone Snow Park
Number 1 pair A, Number 2 pair B, Number 3 pair B and Number 4 lifts are running
5 of 9 courses are open
Official snow depth: 80cm

White Valley
Mostly open
Official snow depth: 40cm   Read more ...
 

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