Naeba Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st April 2011

Naeba Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:41pm on Friday 1st April 2011
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light breeze
Excellent
This report
Friday 1st April 2011, 5:41pm
---
Friday 1st April 2011, 7:34am ---
Thursday 31st March 2011, 7:46am ---
Wednesday 30th March 2011, 17:41pm ---
Tuesday 29th March 2011, 7:30am ---
Monday 28th March 2011, 8:42am ---
Sunday 27th March 2011, 7:16am ---
Last 7 reports (total): ---
Last 14 reports (total): ---
Current month (April 2011) total: ---
season so far total: ---

Archive report: Posted at 5:41pm on Friday 1st April 2011
The latest Naeba Now report can be found here

It has been a beautiful day in the region, and warm too. Tomorrow looks set to be more cloudy with a chance of light rain and/or snow. Hopefully at least upper areas will get the snow if anything is falling. It will be colder than today as well.

Anyway, I just wanted to post this great report that Tubby Beaver posted on our Forums. He was up at Kagura on Thursday and as you can tell, he had a pretty great time.... thanks for the stoke.

------

"After the roller coaster ride that this country has been on for the last 2 weeks or so, there really hasn't been an appetite for snowboarding/skiing or having fun in general due to the terrible situation up North. There are a few threads on the Forums about the pros and cons of getting out there again, however after deciding to get out of my funk I went to Kagura yesterday.

I'm so happy I did. After the weather of the preceding couple of days, I was expecting to be riding on spring snow, getting a bit wetter and heavier and more cement-like as the day wore on. Last year about this time I went to Gunma and the snow was so sticky that i couldn't get enough speed to launch from the edge of the kicker!

Well how surprised I was! It had just started lightly snowing, more the odd flake blowing through as I strapped in. The snow underfoot was soft and squeaky...the type that makes good snowballs! I took a warm up run down Mitsumata to check out the sides of the runs, all of which were untouched....the snow was perfect! Soft, light and powdery. I headed down to the Gondola and there was no one around, as I'm getting on the snow really starts to come down and looking out the window it appears no one has been down the long gondola run yet, so that was my first port of call.....again, fantastic snow.

Usually I don't like the Gondola run so much because it is all chopped up and its mega busy but yesterday it was ace. The top lift was open and that was calling me.......the forestry course is fantastic and I hate that Kagura don't open it until March, but damn the conditions were excellent. I spent the rest of the morning lapping the top lift, in and out of the wooded areas, running high across the face and down towards the lift (actually the open face wasn't that good, some ice bombs lurking under the powder made it difficult and less enjoyable to ride) but the forest areas just kept giving face shots and boot to knee powder all day.

As the snow got heavier and the wind picked up visability on the lift became pretty bad - you couldn't see but you could hear the few other riders up there coming through the pow forest with their whoops of joy....fantastic!! Had lunch and then it was back up to the top but this time I was linking through to the bottom of the Quad, through the side forests that eventually lead back onto the main Kagura slope. I have never had back leg burn like I did yesterday, my leg was killing me and by 3pm the top lift closed and I had to catch the bus back to the station at 3.50pm, so last run it was. From the top of the Quad I ducked under the lift itself (no one had been through here all day!) and into the forest, negotiated down onto the cat track that meets the end of the run out from the Top lift, cut across the track and under the ropes again into the trees that will lead back to near the bottom of the Kagura main slope…. and it was powder slashes all the way.

This was meant to be my last day of the season and it served up my best day of the season.....who knows if it really will be my last day!

If anyone is able to get out but are swithering for whatever reason, my advice is do it.....it'll cheer you up no end Thanks Kagura, you served up the powder goods once again!"

Archive report: Posted at 5:41pm on Friday 1st April 2011
The latest Naeba Now report can be found here

Naeba Now ski lift operation notes:

Both Naeba and Kagura (Mitsumata+Kagura only) open but limited operations at both. Tashiro and Dragondola are now closed for the season. See main report below.

<
Friday 1st April 2011
This report
Friday 1st April 2011
Saturday 2nd April 2011
>
17-18 REPORTING
Exclusive daily snow reporting on SnowJapan will be back before the 17-18 ski season starts so look out for updates starting later on in November.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Niseko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:14am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 2:07pm
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Cultural Experiences
Naeba Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Naeba Now by clicking on the month