Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 7:47am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday generally remained dark and cloudy, but the start to today couldn't be much different. Early on the sun is out and while there are some clouds hanging on there is a lot of blue sky around and it looks like both today and tomorrow should be full of sun and very fine weather, and there's a good chance that the good weather will continue until Sunday when the next rain is currently forecast.

Look for temperatures to rise to nearly 20 degrees over the next few days.

A reminder of planned resort closing dates:
7th May - Ishiuchi Maruyama (1 lift);
7th May - Pine Ridge Kandatsu;
7th May - GALA Yuzawa;
7th May - Naeba;
7th May - Tashiro;
28th May - Kagura/Mitsumata.

As mentioned previously, Ishiuchi Maruyama are opening 1 lift from May 4th until the 7th and also Hakkai-san (to the north of Yuzawa) is also part open for the Golden Week holidays - until 7th May.

We'll next update this Yuzawa Now page at the weekend. Have a great Golden Week!   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 9:10am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We're into the last 5 days of the season now. Yesterday was a rainy day and it remained fairly dark for lots of the time but things are clearer today and the sun is out.

Courses open are the Yamabiko, Kokenashi, Uenotaira and Paradise gelendes, with the following lifts open until resort closing on May 7th:

Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Number 2 quad
Yamabiko quad
Paradise quad
Kokenashi pair lift
Yunomine Pair
Uenotaira quad
Hikage triple

It looks like we can expect fine weather from now until Saturday (with a chance of rain on Sunday in the current forecasts).   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 9:20am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Beautiful crisp sunny morning on our second leg of the Golden Week! Plenty of Backcountry and on Piste Spring ski/board enthusiasts up here today and it is a great day to be up in the mountains, no doubt! Not much wind either and temps should be reaching the 15 deg.C mark by noon, cool now at about 4 deg.C in the valley and 1 deg.C at the top of the resorts. The sun should remain with us through tomorrow and clouds expected to join us by Friday with a cloudy weekend. Enjoy your GW holiday!

For those of you headed out into the backcountry, be aware that there will be quite a bit of debris at the bottom of the shutes due to heavy sliding carrying rocks and branches, old skis and whatever else may have been burried up there. On pisters should have fun on the - still plentiful - spring slush. Just keep watch for the occasional exposed tree stump, dirt and rocks below midway.

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 ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 3rd May 2006, 11:50am
Weather conditions: Blue Skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday remained very cool with the occasional few flakes falling even down into the village. Today though is perfect with not a cloud to be seen, mild temps and light winds. On the lowest slopes a few patches are appearing but top to bottom skiing is still not a problem. Obviously the best snow is up high where it is firmer. Great conditions for this late in the season and for the those on their golden Week break.    Read more ...

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