Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 6th May 2019

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 7:39am
Weather conditions: Good conditions with blue skies and light winds.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a beautiful blue-bird morning here at Nozawa Onsen.

And with cold conditions over night, the groomed runs are going to be good this morning.

As the day goes on the temperatures will warm up a little and so the snow is going to soften up. So hit the lower slopes in the morning and head up top in the afternoon.

The forecast for the coming days is for a light fall of snow, mainly on Tuesday, followed by a more significant fall later in the week.

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:




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Minakami Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 8:20am
Weather conditions: Blue skies with cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sunny day this morning with the sun burning off the light dusting that fell overnight. It didn't amount to much in the valley but there are a couple of centimetres up at the resort.

Should be a fantastic day today and although it was very cold last night it should soften up a bit with the sun on it throughout the day. The forecast is for the cloud to come in though and the weather is due to worsen tomorrow.
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Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:00am
Weather conditions: Cloud, sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We had a sprinkling of snow overnight after a day of, for the most part, cloud yesterday and a cloudy start to the day but right now clouds are clearing up and it is turning into a fine day.

(Kagura reporting 5-10cm by the way...)

It is a fairly cold start to the day and at the moment is -1 degrees in town with just a slight wind.

The forecast for tomorrow is for fairly mild temperatures and a mix of cloud/sleet/snow, so lets hope for the latter. The next decent snowfall still looks likely later on in the week.

All resorts are open as planned this morning.

Official resort snow depths @ 14th Feb 10, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:
Kandatsu Kogen:
NASPA Ski Garden:
Yuzawa Kogen:
Yuzawa Park:
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Kayama Captain Coast:
250cm   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:11am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The sun is out this morning and as the morning progresses more and more blue skies appearing from behind the clouds.

We had a sprinkling of new snow in the village last night and while that has pretty much gone by now down here, Kagura are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snow this morning so it should be pretty decent up there. Kagura almost always pulls through. :)

It's a busy weekend on the mountain but good to see the weather conditions co-operating for once! Tomorrows forecast is for cloud/snow with fairly mild temperatures. We will perhaps need to wait until later on in the week to get the next decent blanket of snow.

Official Snow Depths:



Kagura (Tashiro):
310cm   Read more ...

Zao Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:20am
Weather conditions: Sun, clear fine weather
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The weekend crowds have been in for a treat - with the views at least!

After the fine weather yesterday it is another clear and sunny day in Zao with some fine views around resort. After a colder start it is now about -3 degrees in the village and -10 up top. Overnight we have been treated to a slight snowfall - just a few cm or so. There is just a slight breeze.

So, great conditions for enjoying all that Zao has to offer today.

Official snow depths on the resort:

Chuo area:

Paradise area:

Utopia area:
250cm   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:22am
Weather conditions: Occasional light snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterdays bluebird start didn't last and later it became overcast and snowy again. Snow continued on and off through the night into this morning and there's been another 15cm of excellent quality powder since last report. Just enough to mostly fill in yesterdays tracks and keep the great conditions going. Some aspects on the lower slopes got a little sun crust from yesterday but that'll hardly be felt under the new snow.
Currently there is a little light snow falling with the occasional brief glimpse of blue sky and sun. Winds have remained mostly light and avalanche danger continues to be low making it a great time to head out the gates to enjoy the best terrain Niseko has to offer. The snow should continue for much of the day but will probably clear later tonight. Similar weather is likely to continue through into next week. No big snowfalls on the horizon but we should get regular falls that will continue the very good conditions up there.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 320
Bottom - 205

Niseko Village:
Top - 385
Bottom - 240

Top - 330
Bottom - 210

Avalanche Information:

Niseko Avalanche Info No.61

Moiwa base 6am: -8℃, 15cm of overnight snowfall.
Coastal data: WNW7m/s at Benkei cape, WSW8m/s, 0.8m waves and 1021hPa at Kamui cape.
WNW15m/s wind is forecasted at noon at the peak.
Although the wind below 1000m is seen to remain mild, moderate wind & snow will persist in higher altitudes.
No drastic development of snowdrifts can be observed and the general avalanche hazard is low.
Couple of weak layers (@20cm and 45cm) has been observed in Yu no sawa 800m SE slope yesterday, however may not induce a major surface slab slide as the top layer is yet to turn into a large slab.
Possibilities of a major scale avalanche from deeper layers is rising in western face around 1000m due to increasing snow accumulation. Should a slide happen, it would run all the way and reach the blocked road. Carefully choose your touring route.
Haru no taki, Yu no sawa and Mizuno no sawa must not be entered at anytime. Unwanted trouble is happening too often. We’d like to demand the people living in the area to take part and inform about the basic rules and the strictly off limits areas to visitors.
Peak gates are scheduled to open at 9:30.

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Shiga Kogen Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:33am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecast was for cloud/sun - and we get the sun! Great clear weather this morning in Shiga Kogen.

Overnight we have also received maybe up to 10cm of snow in places, 5cm here in Maruike, so that is a welcome fresh coating of fluffy stuff for us to play in.

Don't forget the camera and sunscreen today!

Looking at the forecast it seems we can expect mixed conditions over the next few days with a new cold snap and hopefully decent snowfall due from around Wednesday.

Nighta this evening planned at the following resort areas:

- Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of 14th February 10:

Sun Valley:
Ichinose Family:
Ichinose Diamond:
Okushiga Kogen:
210cm   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 10:56am
Weather conditions: Partly Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We saw nothing more than a light dusting throughout the night and into the morning, the kind of dry, powdery snow where you can clean your entire car off just by running your wipers once. It is still fairly cold. It got down to -16 last night, but with the break in the clouds we've been seeing since 9:30am, we should hit -5 by the mid-afternoon hours. There is a slight breeze blowing, and again we have been promised another chance for snow come evening, but it most likely won't add up to more than a few centimeters. If you are going out on the mountain today, be sure to bundle up!    Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 11:16am
Weather conditions: Clear & Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a beautiful bright sunny morning today, clear skies and warm weather will make to day a nice day on the slopes. Softening the ice form the cold night last night as the day warms up. We had a light dusting of snow over the past 24hrs, and light snow flurries are set to continue throughout the week.

The slopes this weekend will be very busy as the holiday period is now in full swing. Throughout the week the temperature will continue to drop and snow falls will be getting heavier towards the end of the week. The weather will stay generally calm, with only light winds and some cloud cover for the rest of today.

Official resort snow depths on 14th Feb 10:

125cm (Shirakaba)
140cm (Sakka/Kitaone)
310cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
120cm (Iimori)
135cm (Toomi)
315cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
180cm (Kanenonaruoka)
165cm (Maruyama)
360cm (Tsuganomori)
Hakuba Iwatake:
110cm (Shomen)
245cm (Sancho)
Sun Alpina Sanosaka:
Hakuba Minekata:
180cm   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Sunday 14th February 2010, 20:38pm
Weather conditions: Clear skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Current Official Snow Depths:

Akakura Onsen:

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):


Myoko Suginohara:

Seki Onsen:

Myoko Ski Park:



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