Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 6th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Wednesday 8th March 2006, 8:33am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday did turn out to be a fine and mild day, but things look a bit different this morning - it's cloudy all round.

Early on it isn't as cold as it was yesterday morning but in the daytime it probably won't rise to the levels they did yesterday either. A bit of light rain higher up at GALA early this morning so we hear but for the most day it should be just cloudy with some breaks in the cloud at times.

Looks like it will be another sunny one tommorrow.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Wednesday 8th March 2006, 8:36am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The clouds have moved back in today - not snow or rain clouds though, just the kind that hang around and make things grey! It is a milder morning but it won't get much warmer than it is early on today.   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Wednesday 8th March 2006, 9:39am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After a night of light rain and some winds, things seem to be warming up this morning. Expect even more Spring-like conditions, as temperatures are forecast to pass ten degrees by lunchtime. Don't forget your sunscreen if you want to avoid those panda-eyed goggle tans we all love here in the Spring season.

Those in Hakuba may want to check out Sanosaka's Big Wednesday big air comp, which is kicking off around 10am.

Avalanche danger in the Alpine HIGH
Avalanche danger at Tree line CONSIDERABLE
Avalanche danger below Tree line HIGH

Be very cautious on leeward slopes (generally east-facing) as these bowls are loaded from recent strong winds from the West. Be extremely cautious in steep convexing terrain around trees and rock outcrops. Multiple slab avalanches have slid naturally as well as human-triggered on these leeward slopes. 30+cm of recent wind-deposited storm snow is riding over last week's rain crust and has not been bonding well to this crust.

Be also very cautious of solar-radiated slopes especially with present warming temperatures. There are multiple large glide cracks on Southerly aspects that look as if they could go to ground any time now. It is very unwise to ride these slopes or ride below these slopes. Never rest or gather your group on or below these slopes.

Cornices are also large and heavy and will be becoming unstable with continued solar radiation. The slopes below these cornices are also unstable and should be avoided.   Read more ...

Nozawa Onsen Now!

Wednesday 8th March 2006, 10:17am
Weather conditions: Fine misty rainfall
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
A gloomy grey day with some gusts and dark low drizzling clouds. The streets of Nozawa are shiny with the superfine drizzle but presumably the very top has snow drifting down instead. The random strong gusts have prompted NozawaSki to shut down the two main gondolas to the top. Once these open up again, possibly tomorrow or later today, there should be a dusting to enjoy up high.   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Wednesday 8th March 2006, 10:23am
Weather conditions: Blizzard
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
After yesterday's blue skies there has been quite a turnaround. A developing low pressure system moved over Hokkaido during the night dropping good amounts of snow but also bringing with gale force winds. This morning saw blizzard conditions in the village with plenty of falling and blowing snow. Only the very lowest lifts on the mountain are currently open. So not exactly the best day to go up riding. Still conditions should ease tomorrow and there will be fresh tracks all over the mountain with some deep turns in protected areas.    Read more ...

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