Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 3rd December 2020

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Monday 5th January 2004, 8:23am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Conditions at Yamabiko were very nice yesterday and the snow should still be good there today. But Yamabiko and Uenodaira are the only areas with good snow right now. The bottom slopes get very slushy and the snow is bad from early morning on.

Since yesterday you can ski the whole Yamabiko area off piste on your own responsibility. Finally they opened the area under both Yamabiko lifts, go there for some fun in the trees.

Every Wednesday in January and February is "nikoniko" Wednesday, meaning that you get a one day free pass if you purchase a ticket on that day. It has to be used on a weekday though!   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 5th January 2004, 9:06am
Weather conditions: Light snow early on > clearing up
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A sprinkling of new snow this morning, more actually in neighbouring Shiozawa than in Yuzawa. Right now, the snow has stopped and the sun was out a short while back and so the conditions are changing very quickly. The forecast was for snow today, but unfortunately it doesn't look like that elusive dump will be with us today. We can only hope!

It looks like tomorrow will be fine as well.

Temperatures this morning around 0 degrees, slight winds. Conditions up at Kagura are reportedly holding up well. If you are coming to Yuzawa, only Kagura can really be recommended right now (although most places are open).   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 5th January 2004, 9:56am
Weather conditions: Fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A very cold morning, but clear skies and fantastic views from the top of the mountains - after some clouds early on its turning into a beautiful day. Just a sprinkling of new snow overnight, but with the cold weather conditions are holding up fairly well.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Monday 5th January 2004, 11:34am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Great powder conditions all over Hirafu this morning. Hana 3 and Strawberries offered lots of hits with soft landings, and the run off the peak was hip deep in places. Snow continues to fall making visibility poor in places - clearest runs in between the trees.

Snow temperature up high is cold requiring -10C waxes, but down low conditions are heavier. A mixture of -10C and -5C waxes seems to be working best.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Monday 5th January 2004, 17:32pm
Weather conditions: Clear, sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another sunny day today with the locals out enjoying the slopes now the New Year crowds have gone home.

HakubaNow bumped into a long-term member of the Hakuba47 snowmaking crew the other day. He told us that they're still a little lowon snow and have been carving out only the upper third of their halfpipe. The rest is just compacted snow on the shaped earth below. The machines 47 have can make snow when the temperature is at minus two or below, but that has still been too high for some of the recent weather we've been having.

The Happo halfpipe at Nakiyama is now ready, but is being held back for a pro-am contest there.

Conditions on the slopes continue to be akin to early spring. Coverage onpiste is fine, but whippy trees remain exposed in the trees. Seek out higher shaded areas for the best of what there is. Ungroomed areas of Happo sport the usual moguls.

A significant drop in temperature is forecast later in the week, which should bring plentiful top-quality snow.   Read more ...

SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Furano Now
03rd Dec, 16:05
Yuzawa Now
02nd Dec, 14:34pm
Madarao Now
02nd Dec, 11:08
Nozawa Onsen Now
02nd Dec, 8:50
Shiga Kogen Now
02nd Dec, 8:34am
Hakuba Now
01st Dec, 12:12pm
Geto Kogen Now
01st Dec, 12:09
Myoko Now
01st Dec, 10:02am
Kiroro Now
01st Dec, 9:55am
Niseko Now
01st Dec, 9:34am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am
Aizu Bandai Now
26th Nov, 11:22
Minakami Now
01st Oct, 9:19am
Zao Now
15th Sep, 13:18am
Appi Kogen Now
23rd Apr, 17:30