Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 29th March 2020

Myoko Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 6:22am
Weather conditions: Sunny and blue
New snowfall: 23cm
Snow depth: --
Man, that was a lot of snow (and a sunny day to follow, although more may be on the way....).

And it's cold, so hopefully the good snow conditions will hold.

An early report today, as I'm out studying in the snow... so much to learn about that white stuff).

I'll mark where we don't have new information, but the news is all good. Lots of snow, grass covered up, skiers happy. And lifts running.

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Akakura Kanko:
210cm, -10°C

Akakura Onsen:
245cm, -6°C

Ikenotaira Onsen:
195cm, -8°

Myoko Suginohara:
145cm, -13°

Seki Onsen:
230cm, -7°

Myoko Ski Park:
140cm, -1° (no new report yet)

Kyukamura RunRun:
220cm, -5°

Tangram Ski Circus:
100cm, -4° (no new report yet)

Madarao Kogen:
175cm, -10° (no new report yet)

Lotte Arai Resort
336cm, -7.8

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
80cm, -8° (no new report yet)    Read more ...
 

Geto Kogen Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 7:37am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 14cm
Snow depth: --
After the massive snowfall I reported yesterday, 'just' 14cm this morning.

It is still very cold and cloudy early on with a bit of snow falling as I write this... without much wind.

It should be a great morning to get out and sample the goods!

For the moment cloudy skies forecast for tomorrow.

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Official snow depths:

* Top: 365cm
* 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 ...
 

Niseko Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:10am
Weather conditions: It's snowing
New snowfall: 14cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

I have 14cm of fresh snowfall to report to you this morning - I have had to up that since an hour ago - as it is coming down quite heavily at the moment which will be affecting visibility at the start of the day.

Still, as you might expect there are quite a few people ready and lined up for those first lifts, ready to check out the snow.

And more snowfall is on the way over the coming days.

All good!

I think that's it for this morning.

Take care and have fun.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -7°, 20cm new snow in last 24hrs, calm. Moiwa 800m: NNW 332deg 8.0m/s (10min average), -9.8°, minor snowdrift development. Yu no Sawa 1000m: WSW 253deg 3.6m/s, -12.8°. Niseko Village 900m:WNW 3.0m/s, -11.9°. Hirafu 1000m : NNE 42deg (speed:no data) , -13.0°. Hanazono: NNW 328deg m/s, -9.8°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape:NW16m/s. Kamui Cape W12m/s, 1021hPa, wave 2.0m. Annupuri 1000m: snow depth 170cm.

The atmospheric pressure gradient has mellowed, although winds are gusty above 800m, there has been no significant snowdrift development and 20-30cm new snow has fallen. Today will be good. Peak gates are expected to be open. Be prepared before going out of bounds. To avoid avalanche risks when riding, do not traverse cornice slopes or under knolls. You may stimulate a deep layer and trigger an avalanche. Annupuri Gondola side gate No 8 Gate will open today. Moiwa Gate No. 10 open today, watch out for the cliffs at the bottom. Please follow the patrol instructions. Do not duck ropes.

Over 1000 people went out the gates yesterday and thankfully no accidents were reported. It is appreciated people are reading and thinking about the avalanche information and following the Niseko Rules. Watch out for falling into holes and hitting trees. It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet. Is your beacon on? Have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Friday 7th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 265cm
- 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: 200cm
- Base: 125cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 170cm
- Base: 115cm

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: 120cm

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 ...
 

Minakami Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:22am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 40cm
Snow depth: --
Snow kept dumping yesterday and by 1pm we'd received another 40cm. Tenjin remained shut all day and Hodaigi were unable to open their top lifts so the Minakami fields will be in fine shape this morning.

The skies are clear, the winds are non-existent and as of yesterday morning the snow base at Tenjin had tipped the scales at over 2m so will see what the final count is shortly. It remains nice and cold here today.

More snow tonight and throughout the weekend!

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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: 100cm

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort
All lifts are running
Official snow depth: 100cm

Norn Minakami
All lifts apart from Number 4 are running and all courses are open
Official snow depth: 100cm

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
All open
Official snow depth: 60cm   Read more ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:32am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies
New snowfall: 29cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Yuzawa.

The snow continued falling into the evening yesterday, longer than we were perhaps expecting according to the forecasts. Not complaining! By 4pm I had wiped 15cm off the measuring point and this morning there's an additional 14cm on there. So that's a total of 29cm since my report yesterday morning.

It was coming down very nicely. It was cold. Large icicles forming. Trees laden with snow. Brilliant.

And this morning the sun is out and we are treated to blue skies and sunshine. It is a beautiful morning. Nice and cold. I am in awe!

Kagura eventually reported over 50cm yesterday and this morning they are reporting another 15cm. Maiko are only reporting 10cm of snow, but that is from 'last night'. (I often wonder why some ski resorts seemingly just ignore snow that falls in a daytime and only report 'overnight'...)

With snow now piled up on the side of the roads, at last it now looks and feels like mid-winter.

Conditions this morning should be excellent.

The individual ski resort information below has all been checked and updated. More lifts and courses are opening up now and probably more still for the weekend. Places need a bit of time to get things prepared ready - including calling on lift staff who will be very happy to get those calls.

Might I soon be able to just say 'all open'? Hope so.

OK, so we have sun today but more snow is due over the weekend and we might get another decent amount too. Another few days of good snow would really get things running smoothly.

HAPPY!

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Individual ski resort information: Friday 7th 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: 200cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All open!
- Official snow depth: 200cm (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
- 11 courses open (front of hotel and mostly the Panorama and Atema areas)
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are normally open
- 21 of 23 courses open
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts plan to be operating
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- The top Okusoechi area is open
- The Nagamine Number 2 quad is open today
- The Nagamine Number 1 quad and Shuttle Pair lift will be open from tomorrow
- The Maiko Area is open with 3 lifts operating
- Nighta starting from tonight!
- Official snow depth: 170cm (upper); 65cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- 12 of 14 courses open
- Official snow depth: 190cm

Naeba

- 21 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- 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: 135cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating and Kogen Snowland is open
- The base area should also be open with a new 100m covered snow escalator
- 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: 65cm

Yuzawa Park

- All lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Friday 7th February 2020:

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

Appi Kogen Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:36am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: 4cm
Snow depth: --
Morning from APPI.

I have 4cm to report; the resort itself is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall.

More sun this morning and temperatures are happily keeping low.

Should be a good morning and a good upcoming weekend too.

If you are heading here for the weekend expect the chance of snow showers (doesn't look like it will be heavy snowfall, perhaps even some breaks in the clouds again) and cold conditions.

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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:
465cm

Natural snow depth:
215cm   Read more ...
 

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:42am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 16cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Nozawa.

After a day of beautiful snow, it is a beautiful sunny morning here in Nozawa.

The resort is reporting over 40cm of fresh snowfall on the upper areas of the resort since yesterday morning - 25cm of that is overnight, the rest during the day yesterday.

Marvellous.

Today should be top draw. What more can I say?

And look out for more snow over the weekend. I am really liking this first bit of February a lot...

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Friday 7th February 2020

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort since yesterday morning:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 43cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 36cm
- Hikage (660m): ?cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 22cm
- Karasawa (563m): ?cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 235cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 190cm
- Hikage (660m): 120cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 100cm
- Karasawa (563m): 70cm

All lifts normally operating apart from the following lifts:

- Mizunashi triple
- Kandahar pair
- Karasawa pair

All courses normally open apart from the following courses:

- Challenge
- Kandahar
- Mukobayashi
- Hachiman   Read more ...
 

Madarao Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:46am
Weather conditions: Excellent
New snowfall: 14cm
Snow depth: --
Stunning morning here.

And after all that snow yesterday with more to add to the report this morning, conditions should be excellent this morning.

I'm almost giddy with excitement looking out at the mountain.

The Number 13 single lift, affectionately known as 'pizza box' (or 'the tray' and possible other names) should be moving this morning for some fun who--ah!! moments. Luckily it's not windy. Remember to hold on tight!

Wrap up well - it's cold.

PS More snow due over the weekend.

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Current operations: Friday 7th February 2020
- Subject to change

Madarao:

- All lifts are operating
- All areas open
- All tree run course open apart from Powder Wave, Ninja and Sawa
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Tangram Ski Circus:

- All lifts are operating
- Most courses open
- Official snow depth: 110cm   Read more ...
 

Zao Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:47am
Weather conditions: Cloud and sunny in places
New snowfall: 30cm
Snow depth: --
Good news.

Snow!

What we all love and need. And we have got a decent amount yesterday.

The resort doesn't shout about these things but hidden away on their site is them saying that the mountain got 10-30cm of fresh snowfall yesterday... with all courses now open. Wind has been blowing it around and I expect there to be varying amounts depending on where you look, but there's a decent increase in snow on the ground at base since my report on Wednesday.

The official snow depth numbers aren't huge (yet) but have been increasing and snow cover is definitely improved.

The mountain is in the best shape of the season so far.

This morning there's cloud around but the sun is breaking through in places too. It is keeping cold.

Nighta in the Yokokura area begins - at last -from tonight and is due to be happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. The Number 1 pair lift will be operating.

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 120cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 35cm

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Night time operations:

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.   Read more ...
 

Furano Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 8:51am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 7cm
Snow depth: --
There has been good accumulation of new snow on the ground since yesterday, and this has measured as 7cm. It is snowing moderately with very fine flakes coming down - this combined with some low cloud means visibility will be varied. Conditions are calm with no wind at base. The weekend looks promising with sun forecast on both Saturday and Sunday.


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 ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny and totally beautiful
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Hakuba.

And what a beauty it is. Take a look at the images below. Beautiful blue skies and sunshine.

It is also very cold indeed. -15C earlier on according to Hakuba Goryu at the top there. Let's layering!

The only fresh snowfall that I can see being reported by ski resorts is 5cm up top at Goryu.

Fresh snowfall should be falling on us tomorrow. Yey!

Here is the updated 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 470cm0cm316cm
Hakuba Cortina0cm0cm350cm
Hakuba Goryu0cm5cm361cm
Hakuba Happo-one\0cm0cm445cm

IMPORTANT: See below for an explanation of the above data



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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
- 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: 115cm
- Nakiyama: 30cm

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: 170cm
- 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: 195cm
- Toomi: 70cm
- Iimori: 50cm

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: 175cm
- 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: 175cm
- Base: 110cm

Hakuba Valley Kashimayari
- All lifts apart from Number 8 are operating

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

Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field

Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- 4sen East
- 3sen North
- View2
- 5sen South
- Paradise

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 ...
 

Naeba Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 9:13am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: 20cm
Snow depth: --
It's a very cold morning and the sun is out.

Get wrapped up well and enjoy the lovely conditions we should have this morning.

More snow is due to be falling over the region over the weekend. Perhaps heavy at times. :)

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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:

- Prince Number 1 Gondola
- Takenokodaira romance pair lift
- Takenokoyama romance pair lift
- Number 4 romance pair lift
- Number 3 high speed lift
- Number 4 high speed lift
- Number 5 high speed lift (open for nighta until 8:30pm)
- Hiuchi Number 1 romance pair lift
- Dragondola

Courses planned to be open:

- 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 ...
 

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 9:18am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 9cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

After the stormy weather, it's sunny this morning and I think it's safe to say it will likely be the best morning of the season so far.

It is very cold so need to get wrapped up well, but people venturing out should be rewarded with excellent conditions... with more snow likely over the weekend.

Nice.

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Pretty much 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: Friday 7th February 2020

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

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 130cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 200cm

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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 ...
 

Aizu Bandai Now!

Friday 7th February 2020, 9:49am
Weather conditions: Blue sky, sun, cloud in places
New snowfall: 7cm
Snow depth: --
Good morning.

The sun is out this morning though there is still some cloud around. More fresh snow in places, though it isn't uniform over the region.

It is interesting to see that Alts are now reporting 170cm up top - they have gone from being closed a short while back to having (officially) the deepest snow. Please see the general message posted on this report a few days ago for a bit more on those 'official snow depth' numbers. Still, good to see larger numbers of course.

After having a few days rest, Nekoma is back open this morning.

Lovely images from Grandeco and Nekoma this morning.

And.... snow is forecast over the weekend.

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Grandeco Snow Resort:
- 4 (of 5) lifts operating
- 11 (of 13) courses open
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Hoshino Resort Alts Bandai
- 6 (of 8) lifts operating
- 18 (of 25) courses open
- Official snow depth: 170cm (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: 165cm

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:

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

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Madarao Now
29th Mar, 11:05am
Myoko Now
29th Mar, 11:03am
Aizu Bandai Now
29th Mar, 8:53
Hakuba Now
29th Mar, 8:22
Naeba Now
29th Mar, 8:19
Nozawa Onsen Now
29th Mar, 8:13am
Niseko Now
29th Mar, 8:09
Appi Kogen Now
29th Mar, 8:06
Geto Kogen Now
29th Mar, 7:54
Shiga Kogen Now
29th Mar, 7:53
Yuzawa Now
29th Mar, 7:38
Zao Now
28th Mar, 9:07
Minakami Now
28th Mar, 8:31
Furano Now
25th Mar, 7:25
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am

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