Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th April 2020

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 16th April 2013, 7:56am
Weather conditions: Clear and bright
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 240cm
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...

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Official snow depths
Yamabiko
240cm

Uenotaira
155cm

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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

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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 ...
 

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:03am
Weather conditions: Sunny, fine
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 450cm
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.

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Official Resort Snow Depths

Grand Hirafu & Niseko Hanazono
Top - 450cm
Bottom - 135cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 335cm
Bottom - 170cm

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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 ...
 

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:19am
Weather conditions: Clear, bit hazy
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 175cm
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.

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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 ...
 

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 16th April 2013, 8:22am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
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

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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 ...
 

Furano Now!

Tuesday 16th April 2013, 9:23am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 2cm
Snow depth: 150cm
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 ...
 

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