Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 28th May 2018
Thursday 1st May 2008, 9:36am
It is a fairly bright morning and already over 20 degrees here in Yuzawa after a warm night. It might cloud over this afternoon but generally fine weather and more of the same probably tomorrow. There is just a slight breeze.
Most of the snow has now disappeared from the mountains on view from town level - you now have to get higher up or look into the distant higher mountains to see the snow now. Read more ...
Thursday 1st May 2008, 9:41am
We are lucky enough to have yet another beautiful day here in Hakuba under clear skies and sun. Mid-week is dead quiet on the slopes so you pretty much have them to yourselves if you head out. Only a week or so left on the tail end of the season so a last chance to get some sunscreen on and ride some spring corn snow.
It's no longer possible to ski to the bottom at Goryu & Happo meaning Gondola trips down from the mountain. As most years 47 still has clean runs to the bottom and should do until closing at the end of Golden Week. The Terrain Parks on Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike are open and in great spring condition.
Temperatures are rising and water is freely flowing in the snow pack thus slab avalanches to the ground are a definite possibility. Watch out for those precariously hanging slopes of snow on steep convexing terrain and under glide cracks. Move quickly through areas in terrain trap valley bottoms. There will be general loose wet slides on all slopes as surface snow temperatures rise and due to the snow pack being isothermal, ( all right at 0 degrees from ground to surface) Slides can be very big at this time of year so play smart.