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Naeba Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Naeba at  m altitude issued: 2 am21 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Niigata

Naeba Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Naeba brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Naeba snow report shown below was updated on 20 Jan 2017. 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 Naeba.

Naeba Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2017

Season opens: 10 December 2016 | Season closes: 7 May 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 19 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
200
120
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:9 out of 15Lifts open.19.7 of 20 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Heavy snow is falling in Nozawa Onsen. Not much wind here, just a light breeze. Pretty cold today. The new snow between ankle and knee deep. Every lift is open. The pistes are in excellent condition. Powder snow off-piste!
  2. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays Much like two days ago we have some morning fog floating about the valleys. The village is entirely shrouded giving a highly atmospheric feel but at higher elevations its a different story. The top of the mountain is basking in sunshine, all be it with decidedly chilly temperatures of around -8c. While the atmosphere is not quite as clear as Wednesday, there will surely be some photogenic views from Yamabiko and so this area holds my highest recommendations for the day. With no fresh snow overnight it’ll be all about the groomers today. They will be fast and thanks to the light crowds, very...
  
*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)
Sat Sun Mon

(900m — 1789m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Naeba webcam
200
120
Packed 2 days ago
43
19
19
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1344 m
300m 550m 100m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

250
150
Packed 5 days ago
68
19
28
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1601 m
300m 450m 0m

(1750m — 2305m)

snow report yesterday

27 km away

Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama webcam
250
150
Packed 2 days ago
61
12
21
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2028 m
250m 500m 0m

(565m — 1650m)

snow report yesterday

32 km away

Nozawa Onsen webcam
300
170

Excellent

Varied
2 days ago
50
17
19
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1108 m
400m 400m 50m

(760m — 1831m)

snow report yesterday

84 km away

Happo One webcam
230
105
Powder
Powder
10 cm
2 days ago
71
21
17
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1296 m
250m 550m 50m

Notes on the Naeba Snow Report

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

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

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