Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 8:23am
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Cloudy and overcast this morning early on and not quite as warm as it has been. It is still around +2 degrees at the moment though and liklely to rise to around 8 degrees or so later on in the day.

The forecast is for the clouds to clear up and fine weather with more of that lined up tomorrow as well.... the mild temperatures and generally fine weather looks set to continue this week.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 8:30am
Weather conditions: Sun, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The spring-like weather continues. Blue skies once again this morning. A few wispy clouds around, but they look likely to soon disappear as we are set for another day of sun and similar conditions out on the slopes.

It is a little colder than it has been this morning, but temperatures around the region are all either just below or above the zero mark as this report is being written.

Still a lot of snow on the slopes though and still a long way to go....... would be great if we could have a top-up though! Unfortunately that still looks unlikely until at least the weekend.

Nighta at the following resort areas of Shiga Kogen tonight:

- Ichinose Family
- Ichinose Diamond   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 8:36am
Weather conditions: Clear sunny day
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The reports are starting to sound very similar from day to day as the warm weather continues and does not look like letting up.

Yesterday had a high of 15 deg C with a similar day expected today and tomorrow. There is sa slim chance of some precipitation on Thursday and Friday (40%) but other than that more warm sunny days predicted for the next week.

Backcountry Advisory
With continuing warm temperatures predicted this week be wary of wet slides and large glide cracks (crevasse) opening up, especially on convex rolls.

Avalanche Hazard:
Alpine: Moderate
Tree Line: Low
Below Tree line: Low   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 8:56am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Early morning clouds and fog have subsided, giving way to a very warm sun. The pick of the day is Suginohara. Wide, well groomed and no crowds; and a great view of Lake Nojiri as you slide.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
300cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
300cm (Akakura Onsen);
150cm (Ikenotaira);
240cm on the bottom (Suginohara);
335cm (Kyukamura);
115cm (Pine Valley);
550cm (Seki Onsen);
155cm (Madarao Tangram Ski Circus);
180cm (Madarao Sympathique);
200cm (Madarao Kogen);
280cm (Myoko Ski Park);
130cm (Togakushi);
175cm (Kurohime);
90cm (Iizuna);
75cm (Iizuna Kogen)   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 9:04am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
3 degrees at 8:15 and currently 4.5 degrees in the shade at 860m. This morning saw low cloud in the valley and this is still hanging down to around 1500m so visibility on the top may be limited though there are some big patches of blue. No real winds to speak of. No precipitation and warm temperatures forecast through this week which will hammer the snow-banks in the valley which have shrunken in size over the last week.


Backcountry travel advisory:

Temperatures are mild and hovering >0 at 1500 m. Solar radiation will be moderate to strong on the south slopes today. The thing to keep an eye on are those heavy south faces that are waiting to come down with increased solar radiation, sharp temperature rises and or rain on the slopes. It is especially important to time traverses under South slopes early in the day or on days of cool temperatures. North Faces high in the alpine have not been receiving the same solar radiation and snow temps are still cool. Be careful of intense wind loading on the Northern aspects high in the Alpine from yesterdays wind event at ridge top. Cornices are big and will come down with the heat.

Avalanche danger will increased with any intense warming or rain. Watch solar radiated slopes, around rocks and cornices as they warm through the day.

Avalanche Danger:

Below Tree Line: Moderate

Tree Line: Moderate

Alpine: Moderate   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 9:33am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...

It's another fine warm day in Nozawa. There is a bit of cloud hanging around up top, but that looks like it starting to burn off, and it should be a very similar day to what we have had for the last week.

There is no snow in the forecast for the next week. The resort plans to keep as many of the runs open as snow permits until April 1st, when it will be limited to just the top.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 10:02am
Weather conditions: Cloudy and wet.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Groundhog day again..........boring!

The good news is that there is little wind and the slopes are well groomed today.

Clearing, cold temperatures and even a bit of snow is predicted for Thursday, so fingers crossed!   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 11:28am
Weather conditions: overcast, bright, slight drizzle
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
No rain yesterday was a bonus. The snow pack is soft, but a consistent cover. The entire mountain (except Kuma Otoshi) is open with good to top to bottom skiing.

Tonight is the fireworks at the New Prince Hotel.

We are getting freeze-thaw conditions still, so early runs are harder and faster in the morning.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Monday 17th March 2008, 16:49pm
Weather conditions: Blue Skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday I discovered a whole new meaning to the term 'Snow Bums' (which usually implies a lazy person who does nothing but ski or snowboard everyday) the new meaning describes the shape of the back of the jump after a busy day in the park - warm weather coupled with the incessant battering from landing jumpers creates a dangerous groove on the back part of the jump - so yesterday Asagai Snowboard park was full of big white snow bums.

Same again today with the warm weather. Really bright out there on the slopes. Usual lift operations at Naeba although we're back to only having Dai Ni Gondola running today so no top of the mountain access at the moment.   Read more ...

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