Conditions - Hakuba

Conditions

Snow Report of the day.

Jan 22 2022 06:23 AM

Expect pockets of powder and packed powder on non-groomed runs as well as smooth groomers on the resorts today. A sunny day is forecasted so enjoy the sunshine and views.

Hakuba Ski Concierge

WEATHER GRAPH For 820m - Last updated 13 hours ago

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Snow: 0.0 cm Snow: 0.9 cm Snow: 2.5 cm Snow: 0.0 cm Snow: 0.5 cm Snow: 6.6 cm Snow: 0.7 cm
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DETAILED FORECAST

Weekly Japanese Forecast – Things Calm Down a Little 

Valid Thursday 20th January– Thursday 27th January

A week of huge snowfalls around Japan with some massive powder days thanks to multiple dumps. 76cm has been reported over the last 7 days in Niseko but the big falls came down in Honshu with 94cm reported in Hakuba, 140cm in Nozawa Onsen and a whopping 227cm in Myoko. This has really bumped up bases in Honshu and made all of us who are unable to get over to Japan very jealous of those who can.

This week its once again more of a similar story with a little more snow on the way. Again, we see Honshu in the firing line and Hokkaido not quite copping the same treatment with not many snow days expected. Maximum totals over this week look to be around 90cm in Honshu shown in this weeks heatmap below.

The latest heatmap of 10 day snow accumulation around Japan. Once again hottest areas are around coastal Honshu with maximums in this plot around 90cm. Source: Windy.com

Forecast

Thursday:  A relatively calm day for Hokkaido with cloud increasing and some snow later in the evening. Totals should be small. For Honshu things are a bit different with Thursday expected to be the day of the week. Northwesterly winds should increase through the day with snow following suit. Totals around 25-40+cm.

Friday: The snow continues in Honshu on what should be a nice powder day around resorts. Snow shouldn’t be as heavy but totals should still be on the order of 10-25cm. Hokkaido sees strengthened northerlies from Thursday with some snow but once again should not amount to much.

Saturday: Some light flurries in the morning for Hokkaido clearing into a partly cloudy day. For Honshu it clears up for a fine day as the winds die down. Fresh snow over the last two days should make for a great bluebird powder day.

Sunday: A cloudy day up north around Hokkaido with some flurries throughout the day, shouldn’t amount to much in total. For Honshu initially southwesterly winds strengthen a little and turn northwesterly, bringing some snow through the evening. Totals vary around 5-15cm.

Monday: Some light flurries through the morning around Hokkaido resorts in a mostly cloudy day. Early snow in Honshu not too heavy should clear for some sun before some cloud in the afternoon and evening.

Tuesday: Cloudy around Honshu with some snow developing for the afternoon through the evening. Totals around 2-10cm. For Hokkaido cloudy with not much wind around. Relatively warm through the day.

Wednesday: Similar story to Tuesday for Honshu with precipitation developing for the afternoon and evening. Due to temps being a little warm there is a chance some areas see rain but it should turn to snow through the evening. Totals around 4-12cm. Up in Hokkaido its cloudy early on which should clear slightly for the sun through the day.

Extended Forecast

So unfortunately, its not a total repeat of last week for Honshu coming up but there are still a few good snow days to be had. The forecast isn’t as friendly for areas of Hokkaido with a run of calm relaxed conditions and no precipitation. The best days of the week for Honshu look to be Thursday, Friday and Sunday. With more Japow on the way plus the fresh stuff that has fallen in the past week it is a great time to be out and about on the slopes of Japan, if you are one of the chosen few.

Looking further ahead there does look to be some snow over the next coming weekend. Right now it doesn’t look to be massive but I’ll wait and see how it develops and report back on that next week. Until then take care and score some of the fresh stuff if you are able to.

Take care,

Grasshopper

 

 

 

 

 

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