Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 3rd December 2020

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 13th January 2004, 8:09am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No fresh snow overnight. Slightly warmer than yesterday in the village. Skies are overcast with a forecast for rain. Visibility is good on the lower runs but still cloudy and cold up high, with a stern southerly wind.

The warmer morning has helped consolidate the snowpack, helping to fill in the base, but the peak is expected to be closed again today. With no new snow to fill in yesterdays tracks, the tree runs are bumpy and technical. First tracks down the groomers offer the fastest, fun turns.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 13th January 2004, 9:04am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a very beautiful and sunny day today.
As most of the weekend tourists have already left, the ski area should be pretty empty today. So get out and enjoy skiing!

If you are planning ahead of time, there is a great event coming up this Thursday, January 15th - the Fire Festival here in Nozawa. It's the craziest festival I have ever seen and I highly recommend you to come to Nozawa and watch it.

It starts around 7 p.m. A tall wooden shrine is built and on top of which the 42-43 year old men of the village sit and chant. At the bottom of the shrine, the 25 year-old villagers (men only) are tied to the shrine with one hand, holding a kind of stick in the other. All the male villagers try to set the shrine on fire with buring torches and the younger guys' job is to prevent the shrine from being lit.

As all of them drink a lot of sake it can get pretty wild. It's a lot of fun to watch!   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 13th January 2004, 9:11am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A similar start to yesterday - blue skies and the sun shining brightly. Temperatures around +3 at present, no new snow overnight.

Things look set to change though, according to the forecast clouds will move in this afternoon and bring snow with them. Tomorrow looks promising as well with snow forecast all day. We hope they're right this time!   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 13th January 2004, 9:15am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecast is off again today. Rather than the cloud/snow, we get sun and hardly any clouds. There has been no new snowfall overnight, but it's still cold so conditions are similar to the last few days. Snow clouds are apparently on their way though and it should be snowing by later on today and into tomorrow.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 13th January 2004, 17:59pm
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a mild start to the day, a mad blizzard rolled in and it's coming down like crazy now. Winds are high, which no doubt affected the lifts at 47 and Happo, but things kept moving at Tsugaike where super-deep conditions were enjoyed. I would call it one to remember for a long time, but our tracks were still filling in at the end of the day and it looks like there's more to come tomorrow.

The snow coming down now is in small hail-like balls. There's a very strong wind-chill on the slopes, so neck warmers and spare goggles are recommended.

Snow and low temps to continue right through the weekend. Bring it on!
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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Yuzawa Now
02nd Dec, 14:34pm
Madarao Now
02nd Dec, 11:08
Nozawa Onsen Now
02nd Dec, 8:50
Shiga Kogen Now
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Hakuba Now
01st Dec, 12:12pm
Geto Kogen Now
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Myoko Now
01st Dec, 10:02am
Kiroro Now
01st Dec, 9:55am
Niseko Now
01st Dec, 9:34am
Naeba Now
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Aizu Bandai Now
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Minakami Now
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