Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 24th January 2021

Hakuba Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 8:44am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A beautiful day in the Japanese North Alps town of Hakuba! The temperature will rise and no doubt the spring skiing will be fabulous. Winds are calm and skies are blue. It will be a great weekend up on Happo with a number of events including the Tri-Modal Challenge and the JAL Mogal series as well as new model skis to demo on the slopes. Come on out to Hakuba and Happo for the festivities during the day and night with two great end of the season live events with DJs and Bands at the Pub.

Get out for some great riding and fun this weekend.

( See Backcountry Advisory Below )

Avalanche Hazard:

Above tree line: Considerable

Tree line: Moderate

Below tree line: Low

Backcountry Travel Advisory:

People heading out in the backcountry should be wary of solar radiation on south facing aspects. Wind loaded slopes and cornices will also be areas to avoid as the day warms up. As mentioned earlier, shallow snowpack over bushes, rock outcroppings and bamboo (sasa) will be more likely to slide. Also take care in convex areas as there may be glide cracks formed and big holes in the snow.    Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 9:20am
Weather conditions: Sunny, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is going to be another fine day here today - beautiful clear blue skies early on in the morning with the forecast telling us that all of today and tomorrow should be fine and sunny with temperatures rising to around 12 degrees in Yuzawa town and a high of 8 degrees in the Mitsumata, Kagura and Naeba areas.

There is only a slight breeze and so there should be no problems with lift operations.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 9:37am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As with other regions this morning the day has strarted sunny with bright blue skies all around and it looks like it is going to be a fine day both today and tomorrow. It's already about 4 degrees here and will probably be rising to around 8 or 9 later on. Just a slight breeze today and so it should be a good spring ski weekend.

The lower sections of Naeba are getting increasingly bare now with the warmer temperatures and no new snow down there for a while and so most people are either heading higher up or over to the Kagura resorts which still have good cover.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 9:43am
Weather conditions: Sun, blue skies
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Similar conditions as yesterday with fine sunny weather from early in the morning here in Shiga Kogen, and it is looking as though it will be fine weather throughout the weekend. Things seem generally quiet early on but with the good weather I'm sure we can expect more people to turn up.

Ichinose Family will be opening for nighta this evening.

The snow might not be peak season perfect, but with the sun out, the mild temperatures and fantastic views from the slopes, those hitting the slopes should be in for a fun time!

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Niseko Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 9:49am
Weather conditions: Overcast.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
It is completely overcast here this morning with the top of Yotei buried in cloud and heavy mist on the higher sections of Annupuri. It feels a lot colder than recent days due to lack of sunshine. The village and the slopes are looking extremely quiet despite it being Saturday, I think you will practically have the mountain to yourself if you head up today!
It looks like we will be getting some precipitation tomorrow afternoon but at this stage it is hard to tell if it will fall as rain or snow.   Read more ...

Furano Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 9:58am
Weather conditions: Sunny.
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The temperatures are rising faster every morning here at the moment; it is sunny and +3 already this morning and the maximum for today will be +7. There has been no snow in the last 24 hours but it looks like we should get some tonight. Tomorrow will start overcast and there is a good chance that we will get some rain showers later on.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Saturday 7th April 2007, 10:59am
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A beautiful clear day in Nozawa. The sun is shining, the wind is low and there is still plenty of snow at the top. As per all this week the top of the resort only is open and the snow is pebbly because of the warmer weather. The beginning of April also heralds the beginning of lift ticket discounts. The temperature at the top is currently 0C. The base depth remains 150cm. The views down the valley are exceptional and there is plenty of fun to be had yet.

The outlook is for mainly fine weather over the next few days with patches of light snow on the mountain and rain in the village. Winds will remain very low and conditions in general will be quite good.
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SnowJapan Daily 'Now' reports

Zao Now
24th Jan, 15:25pm
Appi Kogen Now
24th Jan, 9:50
Hakuba Now
24th Jan, 9:00
Shiga Kogen Now
24th Jan, 8:53
Yuzawa Now
24th Jan, 8:47
Kiroro Now
24th Jan, 8:28
Madarao Now
24th Jan, 8:16
Myoko Now
24th Jan, 8:14am
Nozawa Onsen Now
24th Jan, 8:14
Niseko Now
24th Jan, 8:03am
Furano Now
24th Jan, 7:48
Geto Kogen Now
24th Jan, 7:47
Minakami Now
13th Jan, 10:10am
Naeba Now
27th Nov, 11:21am
Aizu Bandai Now
26th Nov, 11:22