Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 8:31am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Cold snap! Yes, temperatures have dropped these last few days and it's feeling much more winter like. Yesterday saw white cover the top parts of Kagura down to below the top gondola station.

It was raining down in town pretty much all of yesterday and also last night - very heavy at times - but this morning the clouds have eased off a bit and we can see that the snow line has crept further down the mountains. Yuzawa Kogen and the top third of Ishiuchi Maruyama, for example, this morning have a thin sheet of white.

A high of around 6 degrees is forecast for today (it's about 4 as of 8:30am) with rainy conditions on and off.

Conditions will likely get milder from tomorrow into the weekend. Heavy rain is forecast for Saturday, but Sunday is looking promising for more snowfall on the mountains coupled with the coldest conditions yet - though currently not looking like it will get down to town level.

Planned resort opening dates:

Wednesday 23rd November:
Kagura - Mitsumata

Saturday 10th December:
Kagura - Tashiro
Yuzawa Kogen

Friday 16th December:
Kandatsu Kogen

Saturday 17th December:
Yuzawa Nakazato
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
GALA Yuzawa

Thursday 22nd December:
Yuzawa Park

Friday 23rd December:
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba)
Ipponsugi   Read more ...

Zao Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 10:23am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Zao has turned white!

Pretty much the whole of the ski resort has a thin blanket of snow on it early this morning as we had a very cold night. Today also marks the first time that temperatures go below zero in the village (-1 a little earlier) and even in the village we have been treated to a few cm of snow. I am hearing that there has been about 10cm of snow on the top of the mountain.


This covering will surely not last though as things look likely to get warmer on Friday and Saturday with temperatures rising back to around 6 or 7 degrees in the daytime.

Look for some more snow around Sunday night into Monday.

As people in the village frantically get all of their preparations done in time for the winter season, the resort is pretty much ready and on stand by.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 10:28am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a cold morning in Naeba and for the first time this winter snow has fallen down to the bottom of the ski hills. More than a few cm as well in places meaning that we're all white this morning.

Right now it's just cloudy and actually looks like it might clear up and we do have milder temperatures due in the next few days and so no doubt the lower slopes will go green once again... but great to see all the same.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 14:31pm
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Quick update today to let you know that this morning we saw a white blanket further down the mountains on the upper slopes of the resorts. That has retreated somewhat as the day progresses but there's still a bit of snow up there. Very nice conditions now with lots of blue sky and just some fairly low clouds hanging on here and there. It is about 6 degrees at the moment.

Tomorrow will probably be clear and sunny and it will warm up a little before getting colder again on Sunday afternoon/evening when we can perhaps expect to see some snow once again.

Will let you know!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 14:37pm
Weather conditions: Fine clear day
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It has turned into a lovely day here now after a cold, wet and cloudy start. The sun is out and lots of blue sky. More snow to report as well with it creeping down the mountain sides and not that far off the village actually. Not quite though. During the day with the sun out it has been creeping back up there but all good signs that winter is just around the corner now.

The next chance of snow looks like it will be Sunday into Monday.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 16:57pm
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: 11cm
Snow depth: 10cm
There has been further snowfall overnight and as of 9am this morning the new snowfall is 11cm.

At the moment the ski area has still really only been dusted in snow, so it is likely the opening on the 19th will be delayed.   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Wednesday 16th November 2011, 22:51pm
Weather conditions:
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Just a quick note to say that, yes, the upper slopes were white this morning! It won't last, as it's raining and definitely warmer, but it was nice to see the hills covered down to about 1000 meters. It will come, but not before early next week, when the freezing line is going to come way down again.


All resorts closed    Read more ...

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