Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 21st February 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 1st May 2008, 9:36am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
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 ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 1st May 2008, 9:41am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
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.

Avalanche Advisory:

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.

Avalanche Hazard:

Below tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Alpine: Considerable   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 1st May 2008, 10:20am
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Again, a slightly overcast and hazy day here in Niseko. Temperatures are quite high, currently 14degrees C in the village and 10degrees C at the top.

Winds are strong, 50km/h gusts have forced the closure of the top lifts and the spring park leaving only a couple of courses to choose from today.

The forecast for the next couple of days is looking better with easing winds, sunshine and warm temperatures.

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Myoko Now!

Thursday 1st May 2008, 11:12am
Weather conditions: cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Slightly overcast skies with weaker winds today. The snowboard park's pretty empty as most holiday-goers aren't off till the 3rd.
Seki stays open till the 18th.

Your Myoko area levels for today:
20cm (Akakura Kanko Resort);
20cm (Akakura Onsen);
150cm (Seki Onsen)

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