Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th April 2020
Nozawa Onsen Now!
Tuesday 16th April 2013, 7:56am
Clear and bright
Quick early report this morning from Nozawa. Bright and sunny from early on, somewhat hazy looking blue skies over the mountain and temps likely to rise to close on twenty degrees early this afternoon. We'll probably get to see more sun tomorrow as well...
Official snow depths Yamabiko 240cm
Nozawa Onsen planned opening dates to the end of season:
Daily until 6th May: Nagasaka Gondola Yamabiko Number 2 Four lift Yamabiko Four lift
From 1st April until 7th April 20th-21st April 27th April until 6th May Uenotaira Four lift Snow Park
6th-7th April 20th-21st April 27th April until 6th May Paradise Four lift
Courses scheduled to be open at Nozawa Onsen (subject to change due to weather conditions):
Yamabiko A Yamabiko B Yamabiko C Yamabiko D Yamabiko E Uenotaira Bunabayashi (to the Nagasaka Gondola mid station) Paradise Utopia Rinkan (until the Hikage area) Challenge Read more ...
Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:03am
It is a fine, bright and sunny morning here at the base of Niseko Grand Hirafu and I can see lots of blue skies around. A bit of cloud, but more blue and it looks set to be a fine day here.
It's keeping pretty chilly and temps were down to just above freezing overnight at base and currently around 2 degrees. Not so much wind this morning so fingers crossed that the lifts will be open as planned for the people who are around to get out and enjoy themselves on the mountain.
Chance of some sleet and perhaps snow tonight and into tomorrow morning.
Official Resort Snow Depths
Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono Top - 450cm Bottom - 135cm
Niseko Annupuri Top - 335cm Bottom - 170cm
Planned resort operations
Niseko Hanazono - closed for the season Niseko Village - currently closed but will re-open between 27th April and 6th May Niseko Annupuri - until Monday 6th May Niseko Grand Hirafu - until Monday 6th May Read more ...
Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:19am
Clear, bit hazy
It cooled down to close to zero last night and early this morning was quite cold out there, but it has been quickly warming up here and it is expected to be 10 degrees by 9am. And over 20 degrees this afternoon. So, another warm one here in Hakuba.
Another sea of cloud above the village earlier which has now disappeared and we are left with a clear morning if a little hazy.
It's a calm morning here in Hakuba.
Official snow depths and operations @ Tuesday 16th April 2013 AM:
Hakuba Goryu: The following lifts planned to be operating until May 6th - Gondola, upper Number 1 and Number 3 pair lifts. Need to take the Gondola back down. Official snow depths: Alps daira - 175cm; Toomi - 25cm
Hakuba 47: The following lifts planned to be operating - Gondola, Line AB, C and E. Official snow depth: Upper - 115cm Lower - 35cm
Happo-one: The following lifts planned to be operating until May 6th - Gondola, Alpen quad, Kurobishi Number 2 quad, Kurobishi Number 3 pair, Hakuba Kokusai Number 3 pair Parallel pair, Skyline Number 2 pair, Grat quad, Kokusai Number 1 pair, Usagidaira pair Official snow depth: Usagidaira - 140cm Lower - 0cm
Tsugaike Kogen: The following lifts planned to be operating - Gondola, Ropeway, Tsuga Number 2 pair, Hannoki pair. Need to take the Gondola back down. Official snow depth: Upper slopes - 205cm Lower slopes - 0cm
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field, Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Cortina and Hakuna Minekata resorts are now closed for the season. Read more ...
Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:22am
Not much cloud today and after temps get low around 6 degrees overnight, highs of around 20 degrees are forecast for later on today.
Nice and sunny early with no wind. All is calm.
Expect cloudy conditions tomorrow.
Official resort snow depths @ Tuesday 16th April 2013, AM:
Kagura (Tashiro): 300cm Kagura (Kagura-Mitsumata): 350cm Gala Yuzawa: 200cm
Planned closing dates for the resorts in Yuzawa:
Kandatsu Kogen - weekends only until Golden Week in early May) GALA Yuzawa - until 6th May Kagura (Tashiro) - until 6th May Kagura (Mitsumata) - until 26th May
All are subject to snow conditions and may change. All other resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now closed for the season. Read more ...
Tuesday 16th April 2013, 9:23am
Wow - another dusting of snow overnight has transformed the village back into a mid winter scene again, with gardens and trees blanketed in a thin layer of white that is contrasting with the greens of spring that are trying to come through.
It is looking like another sunny day ahead and a great day to be on the mountain with a few centimetres of fresh snow to play in. Read more ...