Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Minakami Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 8:36am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cold day yestersy brought a sprinkling of snow to the upper mountains with low teperatures of around 7 deg C at midday. The sun is out in force again today with an expected midday temperature of around 20 deg C as Minakami enjoys the Sakura (cherry blossoms)

Tenjindaira is planning on keeping the ski area open until the last day of Golden Week and still has good coverage on most runs at present with Spring snow conditions.

The Tone River is now in full Spring flow as a mass of kayakers hit the town for the NHK Japan national kayak slalom race scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of this weekend.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 9:19am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We have had a dusting of snow here in the village overnight which, although it has melted down here already, may well have settled up high and will give good conditions for spring skiing. All reports from people who have been to the higher sections of the mountain recently have been positive, it sounds like the snow is still in good shape and there are very few people on it. This morning is overcast to low levels but the clouds look like they will disperse early on today and give sunshine later on. King#3 and King#4 lifts are temporarily suspended at the moment so it is not possible to reach the top of the mountain but they should be opening again later this morning.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 9:33am
Weather conditions: Sunny blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Some quite heavy rain in the town yesterday and it was actually quite chilly, but higher up at Kagura a fresh 10cm or so of snow has been reported this morning - that will do nicely!

This morning is a different story with bright blue skies all around - it's a very fine morning and should be all the way through the day with a top temperature of around 11 degrees forecast.

The forecast for the weekend? Tomorrow looks like cloud > rain with sun forecast for Sunday.    Read more ...

Furano Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 9:35am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We had a suprise here this morning; it snowed! It was fairly light and didn't manage to settle in town and will only be a dusting on the mountain but it may improve the conditions on the higher sections for while this morning. Should be another good day for spring skiing today, the clouds are disappearing and the forecast is giving blue sky for the rest of the day.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 9:53am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Up to 10cm of new snow yesterday/overnight at Kagura which will make things good for today. Fine weather as well this morning with the sun out from early on and blue skies pretty much all around.

Anyway today is the last of the daily updates to this particular page for this season. We will be posting updates on this Naeba Now page at least once a week. For daily Yuzawa region updates, check out the Yuzawa Now page:

Yuzawa Now

Thanks!   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 9:57am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After the snowy and cloudy day yesterday, things are much clearer this morning - the sun is out and there is a lot of blue sky. There is also still a layer of snow on the ground in most parts of Shiga Kogen - and even though it is still fairly chilly this morning, with things warming up a bit today that will probably melt away fairly soon especially on the roadsides.

Yokoteyama is reporting about 8cm of fresh snow and Okushiga Kogen have added 10cm to their official snow depths.    Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 10:18am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Only three runs are open, the rest of the mountain has closed down for the season which is due to finish soon. Yesterday rain reduced the base to below a meter. Fine sunny weather today with blue skies all around.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Friday 27th April 2007, 12:10pm
Weather conditions: clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Clear blue bird day today and not a cloud in the sky. Should be great spring skiing on and off piste today. Wear your hat and sunscreen, pull out a chair and soak up the final days of this season!

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Moderate

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low (no snow)

Spring backcountry travel should be fairly safe out there. Watch out for big cracks and holes, loose debris on the snow and falling from upper cliffs. Shallow snowpack can slide on the bamboo and will release over rocks and points of tension. South facing slopes may be likely to slide as today's solar radiation hits the steep chutes.
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

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Furano Now
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20th Apr, 9:52am
Zao Now
20th Apr, 9:52am
Nozawa Onsen Now
20th Apr, 9:51am
Niseko Now
20th Apr, 9:50am
Naeba Now
20th Apr, 9:49am
Myoko Now
20th Apr, 9:48am
Minakami Now
20th Apr, 9:47am
Hakuba Now
20th Apr, 9:40am
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