Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 25th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 9:28am
Weather conditions: Sun, some cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Not much to report this morning - the sun is out, blue skies and it looks like it will be a fairly mild day. It still looks like the snow will be with us around Sunday (preceeded by rain especially lower down the mountains), so hopefully that will remain on the radar.   Read more ...

Zao Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 9:48am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a fine sunny morning in Zao - no new snow to report and operations as they were yesterday. I would say we can next expect snow - or more than just a flurry - around Sunday night and into Monday of next week. It is looking unlikely that anything will arrive before then. In the meantime people can enjoy that one course open with some surprisingly fine conditions, for today at least.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 9:52am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a fine morning in Nozawa - the sun it out and some fair blue skies to go with it. The snowline is slowly retreating back up and is now down to around 1250m. I can see some crafty ski tracks on the Yamabiko course on the webcam this morning though the resort is as yet still waiting for more snow to open up for the season.

It looks like we might be on for fine weather tomorrow and then rain on Friday but fingers crossed that the snow on the forecast arrives - looks like we mightr expect some decent snowfall, enough to open the resort, around Sunday night and into Monday.

(The next update to this page will be on Friday)   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10:25am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning there are blue skies around and the sun peeking about from behind some wispy clouds and it's generally a relative mild morning for early December... which means it is hovering just above the freezing point. It's one of the great things about Shiga Kogen - even when it doesn't snow, the temperatures almost always remain down there meaning that snow stays and keeps quality unlike some places lower down the mountain.

Anyway, we should see some snowfall perhaps tonight at higher areas - though just a sprinkling - but the most promising looking snowfall looks set to be with us at the end of the weekend and into Monday. As things look at the moment, that snowfall might be enough to get things really going so we'll keep an eye on that.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10:32am
Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday remained mostly fine but cool and cloudy. In the early hours of this morning a brief band of precipitation moved through the region dropping up to 5cm of snow over the resort. Temperatures have gone up a bit in its' wake and are currently a little above freezing at the base. It should clear up overnight tonight and after a cold night tomrrow will be a little cooler but remain fine.
Later this week a low pressure system will approach from the west and mild air will be dragged up over the region pushing temperatures well above freezing at lower levels on Friday/Saturday. Some rain can be expected on Saturday as the system moves through but plenty of snow can be expected later Saturday and into the following week. The medium term outlook is looking very good for sustained very low temperatures and snowfalls from next week which should have the resort really pumping for the arrival of the hordes over the Christmas/New Year period.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10:33am
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Hakuba currently sits under partly cloudy skies. The clouds are at a high altitude and thus the peaks are visible. Snow on the upper slopes and mountain tops are hopefully a precursor of things to come. Precipitation is expected later this week, and if cold enough will be snow. Yay!

On nights when the freezing level is low enough, the hills should be making snow to try and create a good base to build on.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10:35am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The slopes at the bottom of Naeba are now bare of snow other than the artificial slope as yesterday ended up being fairly mild and we are in for more of the same today.

We might be in for some rain later on today. Right now it is -1 at the top of Naeba.

Good news is the promising looking snowfall forecast for late this weekend. Varying forecasts have us down for perhaps 20cm or so over Sunday night into Monday as temperatures drop and a cold front arrives. Before then we might see the odd cm or so here and there, but the snowfall will be most welcome!   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10:56am
Weather conditions: Snowing
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Looks like another good day on the mountain with a fresh fall of powder this morning. It has been snowing all this morning and it looks like it will continue. The Sailer Course has been opened, so a large proportion of the Furano Zone is now open.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Wednesday 9th December 2009, 14:52pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Monday turned out to be the only day of snow, as the forecasted snowfall on Tuesday never materialized. It has turned all the peaks the right colour again. Yesterday was clear, blue sky all day and it started off that way today before the cloud came in mid-morning. There's a snowman on the forecast for tonight so we'll see if that amounts to anything.

Looking ahead there is apparently some precipitation heading this way Friday and Saturday and a cold snap predicted for around 19th December.

Currently the one run at Tenjin is the only action around this area.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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25th May, 9:32
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06th May, 15:13pm
Appi Kogen Now
23rd Apr, 17:30
Furano Now
22nd Apr, 10:12am
Madarao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
Aizu Bandai Now
20th Apr, 9:38am
Yuzawa Now
20th Apr, 9:37am
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am