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Akakura Kanko Snow Report for 21 Jan 2018

Ski Japan - Niigata

Akakura Kanko Snow Report for 21 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Akakura Kanko brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Akakura Kanko snow report shown below was updated on 21 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 Akakura Kanko.

Akakura Kanko Snow Report Issued: 21 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 22 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:20 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
240
240
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 7 Lifts open. -

Akakura Kanko Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud, Snow expected later today, Temperature: -6°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. AlpenbannerVilla Alpen 1/24 08:45 Sun Valley Ski Area Powder snow 125cm -12c 10f #weather #shigakogen #sunvalley #villaalpen #ski [link]
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Hakuba 47.
  3. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays With the accumulation of snowfall over the last few days we have a good deeper base of powder. We expect the heaviest dump of snow tonight, with a prediction of 15cm for tomorrow and Friday, with continual snowfall on the weekend.
  4. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing heavily at Hakuba 47.
  5. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: There is heavy snow falling in Happo One.
  

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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(660m — 1511m)

snow report 3 days ago

0 km away

Akakura Kanko webcam
240
240

Excellent

Fresh
20 cm
2 days ago
63
25
4
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1086 m
0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1000m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 km away

270
270

Excellent

Fresh
20 cm
2 days ago
63
23
3
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 850 m
0m 0m 0m

(329m — 1280m)

snow report 3 days ago

12 km away

385
385

Excellent

Fresh
20 cm
2 days ago
74
31
5
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 804 m
0m 0m 0m

(565m — 1650m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

270
110

Good

Powder
2 cm
today
56
32
8
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1108 m
0m 0m 0m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report 2 days ago

35 km away

200
60
Packed 2 days ago
51
32
24
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1601 m
0m 0m 0m

Notes on the Akakura Kanko Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Akakura Kanko weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Akakura Kanko, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Akakura Kanko. 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, Akakura Kanko snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Akakura Kanko snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Akakura Kanko 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 Akakura Kanko 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 Akakura Kanko, study the Akakura Kanko piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Akakura Kanko snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Akakura Kanko 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 Akakura Kanko (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Akakura Kanko Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Akakura Kanko 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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