Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 18th January 2020

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Tuesday 6th January 2004, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Snow! About 5cm of snow have accumulated on village level and it is still snowing. Let's hope that it doesn't stop for a while since we really, really need this snow.

I finally got the official word on the Kandahar slopes and to me it sounds like a joke. They are going to open the west course between January 19th and 22nd and Feburary 15th to 19th. This is definitely not what I expected and they better wouldn't mention the opening(?) of these slopes in their pamphlets.    Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Tuesday 6th January 2004, 9:08am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Well the forecast for today was wrong. Sun, they said. We're happy to report that we got snow instead! About 10-15cm at town level, more up top and still falling at 9am. Not too cold.

What will happen later on today? Not going to guess - instead this page will get an update later on today with the latest....   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Tuesday 6th January 2004, 9:14am
Weather conditions: Snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Snow continued to fall over night, again providing 15cm+ of powder cover for this morning. Yesterday's Westerly wind has swung around to become a North-easterly today, and has increased in strength. As a result pockets of deep powder have collected in sheltered areas and exposed faces are wind blown - caution recommended for the powder paddock below Hana 3.

Gusting winds are slowing the gondola, 6C and Hana 3, but lower Hanazono area is protected and offers lots of soft turns.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Tuesday 6th January 2004, 9:48am
Weather conditions: Light snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The forecast for the whole region for today was fine and sun, but the day started with snow. Nothing heavy, pretty light snowfall and not too much new snow on the hills. It's a fairly mild day as well for the region. Light winds.

Since the New Year holidays are now over, the slopes are once more almost empty. Weekdays are a fantastic time to be here.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Tuesday 6th January 2004, 11:55am
Weather conditions: Cloudy, gentle snow
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A cold morning here today, but it is snowing gently now at village level, with Happo barely visible through the fog.
Higher up the valley, Tsugaike report a good 10cm at the top.

Though not directly related to the snow, it has been announced that Hakuba is to merge with neighbouring Otari, home to Tsugaike, Norikura, and Cortina. Whether this will result in cooperation between the resorts remains to be seen....
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Minakami Now
18th Jan, 11:17am
Shiga Kogen Now
18th Jan, 9:18
Aizu Bandai Now
18th Jan, 9:14
Zao Now
18th Jan, 9:04
Hakuba Now
18th Jan, 8:55
Naeba Now
18th Jan, 8:41
Yuzawa Now
18th Jan, 8:26
Myoko Now
18th Jan, 8:26am
Niseko Now
18th Jan, 8:24
Appi Kogen Now
18th Jan, 8:04
Furano Now
18th Jan, 8:03
Madarao Now
18th Jan, 8:02
Nozawa Onsen Now
18th Jan, 7:57
Geto Kogen Now
18th Jan, 7:45
Grandeco Now
06th Dec, 14:16am