Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8:30am
Weather conditions: -
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 30cm
Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 19th April 2016:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Top - 300cm
Base - 40cm

Niseko Annupuri
Top - 285cm
Base - 35cm


Resort operations - subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Niseko Grand Hirafu resort area lift operations:
Ace Number 2 Center Four Quad
Ace Number 3 Pair
Ace Number 4 Pair

The resort is going to be 'upgrading' the King Number 3 triple lift in time for next season - as part of this work the Hirafu Gondola, King Number 3 and 4 lifts have all now closed for the season. Niseko Grand Hirafu plans to remain open until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Annupuri plans to be open until Thursday 5th May with the Gondola, Jumbo 1 and Jumbo 4 lifts operating.

Niseko Village is currently closed but plans to be open again for Golden Week from Friday 29th April until Thursday 5th May.

Niseko Hanazono has now closed for the season.


Niseko Grand Hirafu 6 day weather and snow forecast   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
6 day forecast for Happo-one:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Happo-one


Resort news as of 8:40am on Tuesday 19th April 2016 (where available, all subject to change due to weather conditions)

Hakuba 47:
Route 3 is now closed.
The lower part of R1 course is closed - but most courses are still available.
Beginners are recommended to use the Gondola to get back to base.
Official snow depth:
Upper: 70cm
Base: 30cm

Hakuba Goryu:
The top area of Goryu - Panorama, Grand Prix and Super courses - remain open.
The lower main Toomi and Iimori areas are now closed.
Get the Gondola back down to base.
Official snow depth
Alps: 155cm
Toomi: -cm
Iimori: -cm

Hakuba Happo-one:
The lower areas of the resort - apart from part of Nakiyama South - are now closed.
Riesen Slalom Course and the lower Nakiyama South courses are now closed, there is no longer any courses open back down to base.
Upper Riesen Grat Course, Usagidaira, Kurobishi, Skyline and Panorama course areas remain open.
Official snow depth:
Usagidaira: 90cm
Nakiyama: -cm

Tsugaike Kogen:
The top Tsuga-no-mori and Upper Han-no-ki areas remain open.
All other courses are now closed.
The top Tsugaike Ropeway is open for spring season (note: extra charge required).
Official snow depth:
Tsuga-no-mori: 115cm
Maruyama: -cm
Kane-no-naru-oka: -cm


Other resorts are now closed for the season.   Read more ...

Grandeco Now!

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 9:20am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 80cm
Good morning from Grandeco.

Although we are all now anxious about the snow getting less and less, there are pleasant blue skies above the region this morning.

There is a moderate north westerly, but it feels good down at base.


The Snow Park has now closed for the season.

Nekoma ski resort has announced that they will end their ski season on 24th April.
They will be closed from 19-22th April so that means that the rest of their season is just the 23rd and 24th April.
Grandeco plans to keep going until courses become unavailable.
After 25th April, Grandeco will be the only open ski resort in Fukushima Prefecture.


Lifts operating:

Number 1 quad

Courses that remain open:

[A-a] Rainbow 3500
[A-b] Rainbow 3500 (approx. 1km long and connecting to the Center course)
[C] Center (approx. 2km)


Snow and weather forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Grandeco
   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 19th April 2016, 12:27pm
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Apologies - no report today, we'll be back with you tomorrow!   Read more ...

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