Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 25th May 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 8:18am
Weather conditions: Fine and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a drizzly day yesterday, this morning is much different. Clear blue skies all aroumd, we haven't seen it like this for a while. It was fairly cold overnight, going below zero, and will probably rise to around +7 degrees during the day before getting colder again this evening with a chance of snow falling later on and overnight. A topup to those higher slopes would be good. After that we've got a few more days of fine weather lined up.

Lifts open at Naeba are as follows: Dragondola, Prince Number 1 Gondola, Number 3 Quad, Number 5 Quad, Asagai and 5 pair lifts with nighta due to continue until the end of this coming weekend.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 8:30am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue sky
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It's a bright and sunny start to the day today with the whole mountain visible with hardly a cloud in sight. It is about 2 degrees at the moment and won't rise much before the forecast tells us to expect things to cloud over and a good chance of snow falling before the day finishes.

Lifts open at Naeba are Dragondola, Prince Number 1 Gondola, Number 3 Quad, Number 5 Quad, Asagai and 5 pair lifts. Nighta operations at Naeba are due to continue until the end of this coming weekend.    Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 9:09am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After the grey and miserable kind of weather we had yesterday, this morning is a big contrast. The sun has been out from early on and there is a lot of blue sky around with only a few wispy cloudy hanging on. So it is a very fine morning.

The bad weather of yesterday though did leave us with a few more cm of new snow overnight and so there has been a bit of a topup to the slopes conditions.

Most of the resort areas are open (including all the 'major' areas) with most courses skiable, but please note that lift operations at some resorts has been scaled down. As there are fewer people out there this does not really affect the courses that are open or the experience on the whole.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 9:13am
Weather conditions: Sunny wih occasional cloudy spells.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is another fine, spring day here with blue sky and the occasional cloudy spell. The visibility is excellent and it looks like a good day to get up early and head to the higher sections of the mountain. There are very few people around the mountain during the week at the moment and we got a centimetre of fresh in the village over the last 24 hours so there should be some nice fresh stuff up high.
The maximum temperature today should be around 3 degrees and the minumum tonight around minus 4. There should be some snow showers later today, clearing up overnight to give another sunny morning tomorrow with more snow showers later in the day.
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Furano Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 9:24am
Weather conditions: Blue sky.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday we received some nice snowfalls but the temperature is just too high for it to settle at all in town anymore, the roads and pavements are almost completely clear of snow these days and the days are feeling warmer and warmer, today it is around +3 already with completely clear blue sky and perfect visibility. The mountain is getting a little compacted and icy but it is virtually empty most of the time which makes up for the conditions.
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Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 9:57am
Weather conditions: Sunny, clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Bluebird skies here in Hakuba this morning, although there is snow in the forecast for later in the day. Temperatures are staying cool around the 1 deg.C mark in the Valley and -3 deg.C above 1500 m a.s.l. and expected to stay that way throughout most of the day. Winds are out of the N.W. and light in the Valley to moderate up above 1500 m a.s.l. . Some of the resorts are now closed after April 1st, but Happo, Goryu, Hakuba 47 and Tsugaike are still open and running lift to get you up high where the good snow is!

For all you Tele-heads, the 7th Annual Tele-kobu (Telemark Mogul) race, is on at the Kurobishi area on Happo. The race is free to enter, starts at 10AM today, (but you can come by anytime until 2PM) and the race is to see who can do the most mogul runs during the 4 hr event. Come on by and pound yourself for a few!

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Moderate

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

Poor visibility today will probably impede travel in the backcountry today. Colder temperatures should have solidified/refrozen the wet/slushy snowpack of yesterday. Expect some blowing snow and cooler temperatures atop the peaks today. As like yesterday spring is a good time to see glide cracks in the snow where a deep fracture will open up in areas of tension. You don't want to end up in one of those. Other hazards to look out for are rock fall from cliff faces and subsequent debris on top of the snow.    Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Wednesday 4th April 2007, 12:45pm
Weather conditions: Overcast
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The morning started off warm and sunny but the temperature has since dropped dramatically and it now looks like we will be getting some more snow from this evening through to tomorrow morning.

The forecast is for the cool temperatures to continue to the weekend so the snow conditions should be good at Houdaigi and Tenjindaira.   Read more ...

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