Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 17th May 2021

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 7th April 2006, 9:03am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cloudy, but bright, start to the day today and like yesterday temperatures probably won't rise too much during the day - with a maximum of around +6 at town level.

We'll update this page with the latest for the weekend this evening.



The sun was out for a fair chunk of today in the end, still with a fair bit of cloud out though. It is a fine evening though right now with some pink skies to the west.

So, how about the weekend? Well, looking at a few different forecasts is telling us a few different things - there are conflicting reports. But, it looks likely that it will be cloudy and/or sunny tomorrow, with a chance of rain or even snow (especially higher up) moving in later in the day and clearing up early on Sunday. Or something like that! We'll just have to wait to see how things really turn out...!

NASPA Ski Garden will be opening back up tomorrow and Sunday. Just a recap on the resorts in the area that are open and their closing dates:

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!

Friday 7th April 2006, 9:09am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Overcast are the skies today and would seem that it will stay that way into the evening. Snow is forcasted from the evening through to tomorrow. The wind is calm and the temperature is -1 at the top of the gondola on Goryu. The riding will be fast on todays groomed runs and the snow should stay firm for earlier part of the day. Looking forward to tomorrow and what may possibly be our last snow to the valley. Fingers crossed.

Avalanche Danger is Moderate:

Natural avalanches unlikely. Human triggered avalanches possible.
Use caution in steeper terain. Instabilities in surface snow.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 7th April 2006, 9:15am
Weather conditions: Cloudy but nice
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The snow up top is actually really good quality at the moment as I went up yesterday and found about 20cm of fluff up at Yamabiko amongst the trees and 10cm at the top of Nagasaka Gondola. I couldn't make a snowball the fluff was so dry and it snowed well around lunch time, topping up the fresh covering. Today should be another similar experience. With so few people around and only the top region lifts working it's all pretty ideal for this time of the season, NozawaSki are doing a great job. Paradise area will be open today so a lot of people will go there so there is more to share around. (Snow depth readings are currently only available for the top region of the mountain.)   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 7th April 2006, 9:53am
Weather conditions: Cloud, overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A bit of an overcast and cloudy morning early on, but it seems to be clearing up a bit as the morning moves on - even the sun appearing at the time of writing. Mild temperatures that looks set to continue into the weekend.

Tomorrow looks set to be cloudy again (with a chance of rain/snow later on in the day).   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 7th April 2006, 16:24pm
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Great day today after a few morning snow showers things cleared up with plenty of sunshine through scattered clouds. Snow on the upper mountain is still in great condition with packed powder on the open slopes and some really nice stuff in the trees. Temps have remained fairly cool throughout the day but there is some sun crust on the lower slopes. These cool temps should remain for the next few days which will help maintain the snow quality. Virtually no precipitation in the forecast and rising temps through next week will mean more pleasant April riding for awhile yet. And with hardly anyone on the mountain there are still plenty of fresh tracks to be had out there, especially off the peak.    Read more ...

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