Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 30th May 2021

Myoko Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 6:30am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Snow fell off and on until the evening yesterday, coating the slopes over for the final big crowd day. Today, it's sunny with even warmer temperatures. 1C sceduled for more than two hours just past lunchtime.

Today's pick would have to be Akakura Kanko. Relatively smaller crowds but with excellent conditions. I was told yesterday that the place is very lax towards off-piste snowboarders, so what could be better on a crowded day?

Your Myoko area levels for today:
270cm (Akakura Kanko);
277cm (Akakura Onsen);
230cm (Ikenotaira);
345cm at the top, 180cm bottom (Suginohara);
270cm (Kyukamura);
190cm (Pine Valley);
365cm (Seki Onsen);
165cm (Madarao Tangram Ski Circus);
175cm (Madarao Sympathique);
180cm (Madarao Kogen);
285cm (Myoko Ski Park);
150cm (Togakushi);
170cm (Kurohime);
130cm (Iizuna);
135cm (Iizuna Kogen)

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Hakuba Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Bluebird
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecast was spot on and the third day of the long weekend is bluebird with nice cold temperatures. Nicely groomed slopes with a lot of people on them same as yesterday watch out for skiers putting in erratic turns and beginner boarders cooling their behinds.

Perfect day to end the long weekend with fantastic groomers and amazing views. Traffic out of town will be nuts today, be careful on the roads.

Clouds forecast to move in tonight with snow flurries overnight/tomorrow.

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

Blue skies and crowded ski-fields will mean a lot of people hiking today. Pick conservative lines and use good group control and safety measures. There are still multiple shear layers in the upper 1 m of the snow pack that may propagate and create avalanches in steep moderate and complicated terrain. Alpine bowls and chutes with big consequences should be avoided or reassessed for stability. Do not get fooled by the Ice Crust of January 12 as it is still a lingering week layer and faceting around this layer is prominent and depth hoar has also been found around this layer in multiple areas. Shear and compression tests have found moderate results on this layer and the shear plane is very clean and could produce problems so do assess stability of this layer before jumping in.

Take due care out there and take mellow lines in simple terrain.

Avalanche Hazard as of Feb 6th:

Alpine: Considerable

Tree line: Considerable

Below Tree Line: Moderate
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Niseko Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 9:54am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It was a beautiful sunny day all day yesterday with no new snow in sight. All the off piste was skied out. A mate climbed Mt Yotei and found some untracked up there.

Clouds have come in this morning and there has been some light snow but nothing sticking to the ground. It will be a marginal day on the mountain but snow is predicted in the next couple of days. Wind is suppose to pick up this afternoon which will hopefully be the beginning of a good storm.   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 10:11am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday the snow fell for most of the day, albeit very lightly and wet. The high moisture content caused some very hard upper surfaces to form above 1300m.

This morning the sun is out in Minakami after a clear stary night with cold temperatures. There is no wind at the valley level and it also looks very calm in the upper mountains. A great day to be on the slopes!

The weather takes a turn from tomorrow as a new low pressure system starts to move in from Russia, bringing cold temperatures and snow from tomorrow afternoon. This should last for 3-4 days. There may be some strong Northerly winds also.


Avalanche Hazard:
Alpine: Moderate
Tree Line: Moderate
Below Tree line: Moderate   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 10:23am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
There are beautiful blue skies all around this morning. Blue skies, the sun is out, snow conditions good - nice. One of those days that you don't want to forget the camera.

This afternoon the temperature may rise to around +4 degrees in Yuzawa.

People will be starting to go back home at the end of this 3 day weekend today, so the slopes especially this afternoon should not be too busy but if you are lucky enough to be out there then you should be in for a lot of fun.

Tomorrow the forecast is currently for cloud/snow/   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 10:27am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Last day of the long weekend and the sun is out and the clouds are gone. Lovely blue skies this morning in Shiga Kogen.

No new snow to report this morning and it was a cold night but things should warm up a bit later on today with the sun shining as it is and relatively mild temperatures forecast for later on. Tomorrow things should be colder once again though with a chance of snow.

Nighta is planned at the following resort areas of Shiga Kogen today:

- Sun Valley
- Maruike
- Mammoth   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 10:39am
Weather conditions: snowing, getting colder throughout the day
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No fresh snow overnight. Yesterday was warm and the snow melt continued. It felt like spring time. Today is the final day of the 3 day long weekend so the crowds will be less.

This afternoon the weather is forecast to turn and we are expecting heavy snowfall and strong winds as a new system moves over us this week.

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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 10:43am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The weather is beautiful in Nozawa Onsen this morning. It is a clear, cold morning and the slopes are packed with people enjoying the public holiday. We are expecting most of the visitors to start heading home after lunch which will reduce the size of the lift lines for the first time in 3 days.

Yesterday saw the odd shower of snow during the day but for the majority of the time it was sunny and warm. The snow is likely to be a bit icy this morning but the temperature should get above zero by midday which will soften the slopes.

All in all the long weekend has gone really well. The town has been alive until well after midnight each night. The mountain coped with the influx of visitors well and the only really long lift lines happened yesterday when somebody broke the Hikage gondola mid afternoon.

The forecast for the rest of the week is for snow to develop on Tuesday and continue all week. The only downside to this may be relatively strong winds.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Monday 11th February 2008, 12:58pm
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A very bright day today, it's warm as the sun seems to have brought the temperature up to around 4 degrees during lunchtime. There is no wind and of course we have blue, blue skies. All gondolas are in full swing and the Naeba slope is heaving with punters up for the holiday weekend.

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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Shiga Kogen Now
30th May, 8:56am
Niseko Now
25th May, 14:32pm
Yuzawa Now
23rd May, 8:47am
Furano Now
09th May, 16:56pm
Hakuba Now
09th May, 10:50am
Nozawa Onsen Now
09th May, 8:12am
Kiroro Now
06th May, 13:52pm
Myoko Now
05th May, 13:16pm
Madarao Now
05th May, 9:26am
Geto Kogen Now
05th May, 7:45
Zao Now
05th May, 7:41
Appi Kogen Now
05th May, 7:40
Aizu Bandai Now
19th Feb, 12:28
Minakami Now
13th Jan, 10:10am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am