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Lotte Arai Resort Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

Ski Japan - Niigata

Lotte Arai Resort Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Lotte Arai Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Lotte Arai Resort snow report shown below was updated on 17 Jan 2018. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Lotte Arai Resort.

Lotte Arai Resort Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 14 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
395
395
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pisteWet
PowderOff pisteHeavy
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 5 Lifts open. -

Lotte Arai Resort Snow Conditions:Resort runs are wet and slushy

Reported Weather Conditions:Rain, The mild temperatures have brought rain, Temperature: 2°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Raining moderately in Happo One.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow falling above Nozawa Onsen.
  3. Mss logoMyoko Snowsports Resort runs are wet and slushy. The mild temperatures have brought rain.
  4. Mss logoMyoko Snowsports Heavy conditions on the lower slopes. The mild temperatures have brought rain.
  5. AlpenbannerVilla Alpen 1/17 10:20 Sun Valley Ski Area Rain 0c 32f #weather #shigakogen #sunvalley #villaalpen #ski [link]
  

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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat

(329m — 1280m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

395
395
Wet
Heavy
4 days ago
1
14
102
rain showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 804 m
1150m 700m 800m

(700m — 1000m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

280
280
Wet
Heavy
4 days ago
1
13
82
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 850 m
1200m 700m 800m

(660m — 1511m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Akakura Kanko webcam
260
260
Wet
Heavy
4 days ago
3
16
83
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1086 m
1200m 700m 800m

(565m — 1650m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

255
110

Good

Varied
3 days ago
7
19
83
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1108 m
1150m 700m 700m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

42 km away

200
60
Packed yesterday
11
45
68
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1601 m
1150m 600m 650m

Notes on the Lotte Arai Resort Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Lotte Arai Resort. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Lotte Arai Resort piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Lotte Arai Resort snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Lotte Arai Resort, the Lotte Arai Resort weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Lotte Arai Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Lotte Arai Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Lotte Arai Resort. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Lotte Arai Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Lotte Arai Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Lotte Arai Resort snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Lotte Arai Resort snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Lotte Arai Resort, study the Lotte Arai Resort piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Lotte Arai Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Lotte Arai Resort on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Lotte Arai Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Lotte Arai Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Lotte Arai Resort snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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