Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018

Minakami Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 7:49am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun is out this morning but it looks like the clouds are going to roll in soon with rain forecast from this afternoon through to midday tomorrow.

The outlook for the rest: Wednesday and Thursday should see warm temperatures (18-20 deg) and sun and some cloudy periods, Friday may see some rain with a cloudy day forecast for Saturday, sun again on Sunday.

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Niseko Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 8:18am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is a slightly overcast morning here in Niseko. The clouds are expected to last throughout the day but at the moment the clouds are very high giving good visibility in the resort. Temperatures are expected to rise to a maximum of 11degrees C at the lift base and 4degrees C at the top, with light winds today.

The freezing level is still high, hovering around 1900metres, a mixture of sunny and overcast conditions are forecast for the next few days.
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Yuzawa Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 8:31am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another wonderful day in terms of fine weather yesterday making it a good end to the season for a number of the resorts in the area.

This morning it is a bright and sunny but fairly hazy start to the day. Some cloud in the sky to the south, only a few to the north but it looks set to warm up to around 15 degrees this afternoon. It is already rather warm. There's a good chance of rain later on this evening and into tomorrow.

Some stronger winds higher up mean that Gala Yuzawa is closed for the day. The winds don't seem to be affecting operations today at Kagura which is fully open.

Resorts that remain open in the region are as follows, planned closing dates shown:

13th APRIL:
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu
Maiko (in Minamiuonuma)

20th APRIL:

6th MAY:
GALA Yuzawa
Kagura (Tashiro)

25th MAY:
Kagura (Mitsumata)
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Naeba Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 8:58am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun at times
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a warm morning, already 5 degrees at Kagura. While the sun is out at Mitsumata right now, there's a fair bit of cloud around Naeba this morning where it is currently 7 degrees with a high of 13 forecast for around lunchtime.

From today until 25th April, the Dragondola will be taking a rest on weekdays. That means that today out of the three gondolas at Naeba just the No 2 is operating. Kagura meanwhile is fully open.

There's a chance of rain tonight and tomorrow.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 9:05am
Weather conditions: warm day, hazy sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Very bright and sunny this morning. A cloudy haze sits in the valley. Skiing soft and slushy today, with temps expected in the mid teens at lunchtime.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 9:13am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning is a warm one and it is already around 6 degrees in the Maruike part of Shiga Kogen. The sun is making an appearance with just a bit of blue sky amonst quite a bit of cloud early on.

From today, lift operations have been scaled down with the following areas now part open:

Mammoth (one lift);
Ichinose Family (two lifts);
Okushiga Kogen (two lifts + gondola);
Kumanoyu (4 lifts);
Yokoteyama (4 lifts);
Shibutoge (1 lift).

From now until Golden Week (late April), other main resort areas plan to re-open once again for weekends and then for the Golden Week period itself, as below:

Giant will open on 12th and 13th April and then for the Golden Week period from 26th April until 6th May.

Higashitateyama will be open on 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th April and then again from 26th April until 6th May.

Ichinose Diamond plans to open weekends and then 26th April until 6th May.

Yakebitaiyama plans to open on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th April and then from 26th April until 6th May.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 9:27am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cloudy start to the day with some breaks and the sun shining through at times. There is a slight breeze this morning but that is forecast to become stronger later on in the day and we might be in for some rain as well later on today as well as tomorrow.

From today, lift operations are scaled down furhter and on weekdays will be as follows:

- Nagasaka gondola (both parts);
- Yamabiko Two Four;
- Yamabiko Four

The Uenotaira Four should be opening on weekends and during the Golden Week period (when a few more lifts plan to be open, depending on conditions... we'll bring you more on that nearer the time).

The resort plans on being open until 6th May.   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 9:46am
Weather conditions: cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The winds are picking up slightly around the tri-peaks, with cloud cover rolling in with it. The melting rate will increase over the next few weeks, but the sun still has to get through 4.5 metres at Seki Onsen.

The pick of the day is Suginohara, with wide and well-groomed courses without the weekend crowd.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
230cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
215cm (Akakura Onsen);
110cm (Ikenotaira);
140cm on the bottom (Suginohara);
455cm (Seki Onsen);
135cm (Madarao Kogen);

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Hakuba Now!

Monday 7th April 2008, 18:35pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It has been a generally mild and overcast day in Hakuba today. This evening just a short while ago rain started to fall and it is looking like we can expect rain tonight and tomorrow as well.

Lifts on the lower slopes are now closed - more details on resort operations will be posted here tomorrow.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Madarao Now
16th Jul, 11:46pm
Grandeco Now
16th Jul, 11:27am
Niseko Now
16th Jul, 11:26am
Yuzawa Now
29th Jun, 17:50am
Furano Now
06th May, 9:04am
Hakuba Now
06th May, 9:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
06th May, 8:41
Shiga Kogen Now
06th May, 8:35
Myoko Now
06th May, 8:35am
Zao Now
06th May, 8:30am
Naeba Now
06th May, 8:28am
Minakami Now
06th May, 8:27am
Appi Kogen Now
06th May, 8:04
Geto Kogen Now
06th May, 8:01