Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 3rd December 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 14th January 2004, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
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Snow continued into the night, together with very strong winds, and thunderstorms. There was a 2 minute blackout in the area as well, so it was pretty wild.

It's cold this morning, and about 20cm of snow on car roofs since last night at town level, more higher up. The strong winds persist and some resorts are restricting the operations of lifts, so its best to check with resorts before going. The latest we hear is that GALA Yuzawa is currently completely closed due to the strong winds.    Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 14th January 2004, 9:46am
Weather conditions: Wind
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Very windy - there's only two lifts moving at the moment, and the winds are also making conditions unbearably cold.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 14th January 2004, 11:38am
Weather conditions: Snow, Cloud, Fog
New snowfall: --
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There was a snowstorm last night. It's still snowing now and also very windy, especially at the top of the mountain.
I went skiing for two hours this morning - both gondolas and the chair lifts at the top of the mountain did not operate and they probably won't operate all day today due to very strong wind. Thus, you can only ski at the lower slopes (like Hikage and Karazawa). I tried out Challenger and Utopia slopes too - but it was so windy that I could hardly see anything and it was really difficult to move forward. There was some powder at those slopes.
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Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 14th January 2004, 13:16pm
Weather conditions: Snow, strong winds
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Strong winds and snow since last night here. The winds are preventing some lifts in the area from operating. Even if you do make it onto the slopes today, you'll almost be alone and have very poor visibility. Hopefully these clouds will leave behind further snow and the winds die down soon.    Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 14th January 2004, 21:50pm
Weather conditions: Ongoing snow/whiteout. Cold.\r\nWear a mask
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Blizzard conditions continuing today meaning deserted slopes, wind-affected lifts, and whiteout conditions, but lots and lots of powder.

Over at Happo, the lower areas were riding extremely deep with huge overhead rooster tails following todays boarders. The upper lifts managed to start briefly around 3pm, before white-out conditions and stiff gusts stopped them once more. When you see the lift in front swinging over 30 degrees to the vertical, you don't complain when they get closed down. During the brief time those lifts were going, we and maybe ten whooping others were lucky enough to catch a couple of runs down Kurobishi which was wide, smooth, and totally bottomless. That slope will have been severely mogulled on Monday's holiday bluebird, so the upper slopes must have had 70cm plus since then. Either way, it was gorgeous under board.

Early morning, 47 Line E was out of operation, but the Goryu lifts were apparently going all day.

The winds have abated at village level, but the storm continues and it's still coming down. The weather forecast is a procession of snowmen.....   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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Nozawa Onsen Now
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Shiga Kogen Now
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Hakuba Now
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Kiroro Now
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Niseko Now
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