Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 24th February 2020

Niseko Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 8:32am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
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Late yesterday a little snow returned but it cleared again overnight. This morning has dawned cold and snowy. Currently it is snowing heavily and if can only keep up for a few hours at this rate then we'll have some serious dunpage. The snow should continue throughout the day and into tomorrow. Wednesday should clear a little with snow returning on Thursday. The winds from Thursday onwards will move more westerly and temperatures will be milder than they are currently. This means the snow at village level may be a little heavy.    Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Snow
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Our praying finally culminated in results! 10 cm and still snowing at 8:00AM today! Currrently cloudy and snowing in Hakuba with a base temperature of minus 2 Celcius. 15cm reported up on the top of Happo-One and -2.5 with limited visibility because it is SNOWING! Get out there and enjoy it.

Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Tsugaike and Happo are all open today with minimal lift operation. Hakuba Cortina, Hakuba Norikura, Hakuba Iwatake and Hakuba San Alpina are all on standby and will open when snow conditions allow.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 8:46am
Weather conditions: Light snow.
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Pretty disappointing weekend in terms of new snowfall. We had very little snow on Sunday and none overnight but it is snowing a little this morning.

The temperature is getting lower every night at the moment and it was still around -11 this morning at the base of the mountain. The low temperatures mean that the snow that we are getting is super dry and light, we just need more precipitation. Hopefully there has been a bit more on the mountain than down here in town.

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Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 9:27am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
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Christmas has arrived early in nozawa!! Plenty of nice fresh snow has fallen starting from late last night. People are up and about clearing snow and many are heading up to the mountain. Everyone seems exited. The snow is still falling steadily and it looks like we're in for a good dump all day!   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 10:27am
Weather conditions: Snow
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Good news this morning. It is snowing! Hurray! Things are looking white again. There was about 10-15cm of new snow at town level overnight and it is still currently snowing. There is probably 20-30cm on the slopes around town. Maybe not as much as the forecasts were mischievously telling us to expect, but it is all of course welcome anyhow.

The higher resorts at Kagura (who are this morning claiming to be fully open with powder snow conditions) are surely getting a good topup as we speak.

The Gala Yuzawa resort is still closed, but they are hoping to open up as soon as tomorrow and will make their announcement about whether they might be able to do that later today.

I almost don’t want to say this but the forecast for tomorrow is for cloud and sun and then a few days of milder temperatures cloud and rain after that. So we really need a lot of snow to fall today.

Anyway, we’ll update the page later today.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 13:13pm
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
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This morning I am the bearer of better news..... there is about 20cm of new snow to report on the hills this morning and it continues to snow now (albeit lightly at present). Temperatures took a dip yesterday afternoon and it's still cold and really feeling like a winters day. -4 on the thermometer outside. The slopes are getting some snow and so resorts are going to be wanting to open up additional lifts and courses just as soon as they can. It seems that Okushiga and Yakebitaiyama have opened up additional lifts but generally operations seem to be as they have been for the last few days.

Let's hope the snow continues and we can report more on resort opening status tomorrow morning.
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Minakami Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 14:05pm
Weather conditions: Cloudy with light snow.
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Nice light snow has been falling since 22:30 last night and has accumulated 25cm at the village level and up to 35 cm above 1500m. The snow continues to fall but the rate has slowed down to about 2cm/hour (max 5cm/hour this morning)and is forecast to clear by this evening.

A slight reprieve for the ski fields, however the rest of the week is looking quite bleak for snow at this stage, with precipitation forecast for Thursday only, hopfully snow, not rain.

All Minakami ski fields now are scheduled to open on the 22nd or 23rd (apart from Tenjindaira which is all ready open), but with the current forecast the lower lying fields may have to postpone opening to around New Years.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Monday 18th December 2006, 15:12pm
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
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Snow is falling, snow is falling!

This morning shovels were out and the first real moving of snow of the season had to be done. It varies on where you look but there has probably been around 50-60cm of snow in some places fall since last night and it is still coming down as this is being written. If it continues a bit more this should really help open up courses with some good conditions.

Kagura is taking advantage of this and is now fully open, and Naaba have also already widened the area that is open - number 4 and number 5 gelendes in front of the hotel are now open. They have also announced that from tomorrow the steeper downhill course will also be open.

Here's hoping for more snow into the night and we can report more opening info tomorrow.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Furano Now
24th Feb, 9:40am
Hakuba Now
24th Feb, 9:32am
Aizu Bandai Now
24th Feb, 9:22
Minakami Now
24th Feb, 9:20
Appi Kogen Now
24th Feb, 9:11
Geto Kogen Now
24th Feb, 9:06
Zao Now
24th Feb, 9:05
Shiga Kogen Now
24th Feb, 8:49
Myoko Now
24th Feb, 8:49am
Madarao Now
24th Feb, 8:41
Yuzawa Now
24th Feb, 8:26
Niseko Now
24th Feb, 8:25am
Nozawa Onsen Now
24th Feb, 8:24
Naeba Now
24th Feb, 8:05am
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am