Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 6th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Sunday 19th April 2009, 9:31am
Weather conditions: Fine, sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Very similar conditions this morning... the sun it out, blue skies and warm. Right now it is 14 degrees in Yuzawa with a forecast high of around 20 degrees.

After more sun possibly tomorrow, it is looking likely that we will have some rain Tuesday through Thursday.

Official resort snow depths @ 19th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
80cm   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Sunday 19th April 2009, 9:41am
Weather conditions: Sun and blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The weather and conditions out there today are almost identical to how they were yesterday. Fine blue skies and warm temperatures. 10 degrees on the thermometer at the moment. Looks like we can expect some rain in the coming week.

The following lifts are moving today:

Higashitateyama gondola
Mammoth - 2 lifts
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Terakoya - 2 lifts
Ichinose Diamond - 1 lift
Yakebitaiyama - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Kumanoyu - 4 lifts
Yokoteyama - 7 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift

Official resort snow depths on 19th April 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
150cm   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Sunday 19th April 2009, 9:50am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Clear skies from early on this morning in Nozawa along with warm temperatures once again.

It may be the weekend and limited courses remaining open but right now there's not many people out there.

Lifts moving today:

Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko 1 quad
Yamabiko 2 quad
Uenotaira quad
Paradise quad

The top Yamabiko area plans to be open until 6th May.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Sunday 19th April 2009, 10:38am
Weather conditions: Sun, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
This morning weather conditions are similar to how they were yesterday, so more fine weather in Hakuba today with a high of just under 20 degrees later on in the day - currently 14 in the village. Tomorrow after a fine start it may well cloud over, then we have some rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

With no new snow in a while and the warm temperatures, some of the slopes are taking on a real 'dirty' look at the moment, but there's still a lot of fun sliding to be had out there.

Gondola, 3 quad lifts, Hakuba Kokusai No 3 Pair A,B pair lift operating on upper slopes (access via the gondola).

Gondola and Alps No 1 and No 3 pair lifts. It is no longer possible to ski to the bottom from Alps no daira (use the Gondola).

Gondola, Line A pair, Line B pair, Line C quad, Line E pair - still able to ski down to base area.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola and 1 lift operating (upper courses only).

Official resort snow depths on 19th Apr 09:
115cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
140cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47: (16th)
Tsugaike Kogen:
175cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Sunday 19th April 2009, 10:56am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Sorry about the break in reports but I've been away with no access to the net. Overall the weather has remained mostly fine and cool to mild. We had a bit of drizzle late yesterday but so far this month there has been very little precipitation in the Niseko area.

The general snow cover has mostly gone from the plains around Kutchan with only drifts left and the lower slopes of Hirafu are starting to get pretty thin with patches getting larger by the day. There's still no problem getting from top to bottom though. Up high there's still a very good cover.

The next couple of days are looking quite mild but some reasonably heavy rain is expected to move in later on Tuesday. By Thursday it will be quite cool with top temps below 10 degrees and there's the possibility of some snow on the higher parts of the mountain.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Grand Hirafu:
Top - 275cm
Bottom - 40cm

Niseko Village:
No longer updating snow depth

Top - 230cm
Bottom - 60cm
   Read more ...

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30th Sep, 14:01pm
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Myoko Now
30th Sep, 8:24am
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08th May, 8:47am
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