Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 25th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 9:39am
Weather conditions: Sun, slightly hazy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
More of the same today with a very similar start to the day. The sun is out and the skies are blue, but as they have been the last few a haze hanging on so it is not perfectly clear. That's spring for you, I suppose! Yesterday we had a high of 16 degrees and the same is forecast for today.

Almost exactly the same is forecast yet again for tomorrow.

Now that the spring holidays are over, town is getting really quiet now as are the ski resorts that remain open. We can probably expect them to be busy on weekends, but weekdays will undoubtably see some very clear slopes.

Official resort snow depths @ 8th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
Pine Ridge Resorts Kandatsu:

Other resorts in Yuzawa are now closed for the season and there is now no nighta open in the area.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 9:43am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Today is an even warmer start than yesterday - right now it is +6 degrees in Maruike and we can expect that to rise as the sun is out and it is another fine, sunny day as forecast.

Mammoth - 1 lift operating
Ichinose - 2 lifts operating
Okushiga Kogen - 2 lifts operating
Kumanoyu - 3 lifts operating
Yokoteyama - 4 lifts operating

More sun tomorrow!

Official resort snow depths at resort areas that are open on 8th April 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 9:47am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun is out this morning casting shadows onto the bottom slopes of Naeba early on. Some nice blue skies as well for another good spring skiing day. Right now it is +3 degrees in the village and above zero at the top of Kagura as well, it should be a fairly warm day out there.

The Dragondola will operate only on Saturdays and holidays from now until 24th April.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 10:48am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The hot weather and high temperatures continue and the snow visible from town level is disappearing day by day. Tenjindaira is still open but everything else has closed now.

Tenjindaira - OPEN
Houdaigi - CLOSED
Minakami Fujiwara - CLOSED
Minakami Kogen - CLOSED
Okutone Snow Park - CLOSED
White Valley - CLOSED
Oana - CLOSED   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 11:50am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a little cloudy today but plenty of blue to keep spirits up and with 17 degrees in the shade no-ones complaining here... more of the same tomorrow kids!

Spring conditions on the resorts with the top of Goryu and 47 being the pick of the bunch.

Official resort snow depths on 8th Apr 09:
140cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
200cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
245cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Wednesday 8th April 2009, 18:30pm
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Spring skiing?? More like summer skiing! Temperatures actually hit the double digits in Furano, thanks to sunny weather all morning and afternoon. Superlative spring conditions prevailed at the top. With no wind and nothing but blue, blue skies, the biggest worry today was sunburn!

Although we have had a few sprinkles of snow, the entire course was softened pack. Runs were quite fast in the morning, particularly Panorama. Things slowed down a bit from the afternoon as conditions turned a bit slushy.

The Furano zone is still in great shape, with absolutely no melt-through on the course. Slopes are uncrowded, with virtually no waits and the Ropeway not filling completely even at peak times.

By 4 pm, skies had become overcast, with light snow at the top and light rain at ground level.

Next time we get weather like this, I am going to take a beach chair, a parasol, and a beer up there...   Read more ...

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