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Niseko Now!

Friday 21st October 2011, 10:04am
Weather conditions: Sunny, Cloudless
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A topsy turvy week of weather that saw a return of snow early in the week followed by balmy conditions that would not have looked out of place over the summer. The peaks of Youtei, Annupuri and Iwaonupuri received a healthy dusting of overnight snow Sunday that remained for much of the week before receding in the later, warmer conditions.

Temperatures climbed for the rest of the week culminating in Thursday daytime temperatures in the 20s and locals reaching for their T-shirts and sunglasses. Clear, sunny skies are expected through Friday before clouding over Saturday night and turning to rain for the first half of next week.

Freezing levels are due to descend daily next week and we should see more snow around the level of the top lift on Wednesday night.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 21st October 2011, 14:44pm
Weather conditions: -
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It doesn't seem that long ago since I was posting that end of season report in May. Things were warming up then, and now they are cooling down again after a fairly hot but unusually wet summer in the region.

The autumn colour have been fantastic this last week or so and everwhere is looking very beautiful. We did actually have our first snowfall of the season a week or two back, though it did not last long and quickly melted away to make room for the peak autumn time. The lifts that are moving in Shiga Kogen are still in "green season" mode of course and once we get into November they will closing as resorts get ready for the winter.

It's looking like we will have a rather wet weekend here, but come around Tuesday and into Wednesday we may well see another sprinkling of snow on the upper slopes. We are still a fair way off the winter season of course but it is always exciting to see some snow fall.

Look out for more reports in the run up to the season   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 21st October 2011, 16:18pm
Weather conditions: Fine conditions
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have had some beautiful autumn conditions here in Hakuba, the last few days in particular. Lovely blue skies and spectacular colours on the mountains. Awesome stuff. What a great prelude to the winter season as well.

It has been fairly warm as well with daytime temperatures at around 20 degrees or so at village level today. Some wispy clouds around today, but just about right I say!

It looks like we are going to see rainy wet conditions over the weekend unfortunately but after that once we get into next week we can perhaps expect to see another dusting of snow on the upper slopes around Tuesday night as temperatures dip further.   Read more ...

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