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The Japanese snow season 2018-2019 Weather

Discussion in 'General & World' started by Sandy, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Stiffler

    Stiffler One of Us

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    Generally speaking if your only on the ground for 7 days, given storm cycles can be from 2-3 to 4-5 days apart on average, you could really only “hope” for at least one good powder day, anymore is a bonus. Same could apply to Hokkaido with windhold days in lieu of rain days more so experienced on Honshu. It’s always a gamble, it’s weather, we can’t control it nor should we have the arrogance to expect it. Honshus best chances are giving yourself 10-14 days on the ground from 25 Jan - 14 Feb. obviously everyone has different life factors that get in the way and reality is often a bitch but it’s also about expectation management and risk mitigation. Don’t be too put off, we have all had an average or poor Japan experience if you visit enough you will ride the ups an downs.
     
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  2. Ramenman

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    +10cm over night around our lodge at Urabandai Highland(800m +). A ski resort nearby (Tengendai Kogen ski resort) has 350cm snowdepth(on upper slopes) even now and the temperature at the bottom lift is -2 degrees and the temperature at the top lift station is -5 degrees today, not bad, considering it's April 9th.
     
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  3. zarik

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    Today in the morning at the top of Hakuba Goryu/47 was good 10-15cm fresh, by the afternoon top lift was put on wind hold and lower part is in pretty bad condition from sun damage though.
     
  4. TJ

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    20 up high today in the trees on a soft base. Sweet turns. Tomorrow is meant to dump down. That will be the latest I have seen it over 13 seasons. Last year was the previous latest. The 10th 2018 was a pow day until it got cooked by about 10:30. Awesome to get some late pow in with no one around.
     
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  5. Sandy

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    I wish I was there......
     
  6. Ramenman

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    Nekoma this afternoon. It's very likely to snow tomorrow afternoon too. Tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning might be good!
     
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  7. Ramenman

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    Zao Bodaira Kogen(the base of Zao Liza World) today, April 10th!
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    #1958 Ramenman, Apr 11, 2019
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  9. matt33

    matt33 First Runs

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    Hi all. From reading through the posts it seems as if Japan had a prolonged snow season this year! Would be interested to hear peoples opinions if this could mean a delayed start to the next snow season or not necessarily?

    Planning on a trip to Hakuba late Dec 2019 to early Jan 2020. From my previous experience and from research it can be a bit hit or miss - last year I think they had good snowfalls in early Dec however when I was there at the same time in 2016 it only really started to fall in early Jan.
     
  10. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The duration of the previous season usually has no influence on an early or delayed start of the next season.
     
  11. Mils

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    It generally turns japan mode by Christmas or just after, but you will get heaps more snow later, while the cover will def be there you can't be sure of 2+meter base till mid jan.
     
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