Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 24th May 2019
Sunday 30th April 2006, 8:57am
Slightly overcast skies today mean that the snow will not soften up too fast and should allow for fast sliding on and off the piste today. The Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike jump parks have been getting some great reviews lately and there is only 1 week left to enjoy them so get out for some warm weather jammin' in the parks or enjoy the well groomed cruisers on Goryu, Hakuba 47, Happo and Tsugaike. Goyu and Hakuba 47 still have skiing out to the bottom! The Back country was great yesterday and the Evergreen team and friends got out to bag one of the more spectacular chutes in the Hakuba area off of Korenge Dake. A sweet line that had to be negotiated and navigated with caution as the snow from last week is still unstable, quite heavy and is sliding on steeper slopes and as it does it gains more snow and speed. So do be carefull out there if you do venture out of the resorts.
*AVALANCHE DANGER remains MODERATE* Take greater precaution on steep slopes where the snow from last week has still not slid. Intense solar radiation will also warm up the surface layers and allow for wet loose slides again in steeper terain. (30 degree + slopes) Read more ...
Sunday 30th April 2006, 9:59am
Sun (chance of rain later in the afternoon)
Yesterday was a warm sunny day and a great day to be out there - though it got a bit windy in the afternoon.
This morning the sun is out once more and it will be another warm one, probably similar to yesterday. But it looks like there is a good chance that rain clouds will move in and we will be getting some rain later in the afternoon and also into tomorrow, with even a chance of some snow falling high up at Kagura. After that the forecast for Golden Week looks pretty good with a mixture of sun and cloud from Tuesday until Saturday.
A bit of news about Ishiuchi Maruyama. They closed for the season on April 16th, but they are planning to open up Chuo Number 2 lift for 4 days between 3rd-6th May (8:30am-4:30pm). The Ginza and Tyrol courses will be open. Tickets will be 2000 yen. If you want to go you'll have to get a car up to the Chuo Number 2 lift (as the Number 1 lift at the base of the resort won't be operating). The snow has been moved from the road up to that area though, and so normal tyres are ok. Read more ...