Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020
Saturday 19th November 2011, 10:46am
The last few days have seen some warmer conditions and this morning we are getting some very heavy rain fall in the region. Temperatures may rise up to over 15 degrees today, and it definitely feels different from how things were just a few days ago. It will be raining up top as well right now - washing away some of that snow on the Kagura slopes.
Kagura did apparently get as much as 40cm of snow in places earlier in the week though, so hopefully some will survive this rainy spell. A quick look at the Naeba cam confirms that the snow from the base of that resort has gone, though it does look like they have started preparing the artificial snow.
It should start getting colder tomorrow and into Monday with snow likely up top again. Kagura has been planning on opening on Wednesday 23rd.... can they, with the help of snowblowers? No word yet but we'll let you know when the resort makes an announcement. Read more ...
Saturday 19th November 2011, 12:07pm
Overcast & rainy
Well a cold November rain is falling today here in Hakuba and it looks pretty miserable outside. With any luck the temperature will drop up and the precipitation will fall as snow.
It is looking like late Sunday the weather is going to cool down and snow flurries are expected.
There are no real expected opening dates yet for the resorts but is it still possible to ride some nice MTB trails and get your legs trained up for skiing and boarding.
Sad news for those looking forward to Furano's eagerly anticipated 50th Year Anniversary Season Opening. Hard rains falling throughout the night and into the mid-morning hours have all but trashed the 40cm of snow we had sitting on the slopes yesterday morning. The rain has waned for now, but showers are expected to continue through the evening, possibly heavy at times.
Proposed schedule for Ski Lift Operations as of this morning:
Ski Resort Staff will look at the conditions Sunday night, and make a decision on whether or not to open on Monday morning.
The good news is that with unseasonably warm temperatures pushing through the region this deep into November, you know that bitterly cold winds from Siberia are right behind the edge of this front, pushing up all that warm air like a plow. As soon as this front passes through, we should be looking at snow, snow and more snow. Right now, the changeover to the white stuff is expected to take place tomorrow night, with significant snow in the forecast for almost every day next week. With below freezing temperatures heading our way, staff will be able to throw some man-made snow up on the slopes to bulk up the base and speed up the onset of the season. Read more ...