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Naeba Snow Report for 29 Jan 2015

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 29 Jan 2015. 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: 29 Jan 2015

Season opens: 13 December 2014 | Season closes: 6 May 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 29 Jan 2015
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
260
260
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Packed
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs Open

Resort Ski Report: 18 out of 19 Lifts open. 90 of 100 km of pistes open. http://www.princehotels.com/en/ski/mtnaeba/index.html

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Its on!! 45cm of ultra dry blower pow has descended overnight. Conditions will be exceptional and that icy base layer with cookies will be mostly buried out of sight but not out of mind. Avalanche danger will be very high. Get out there and enjoy, but be safe. Yesterday saw a blizzard rage for most of the day. Strong winds meant the gondola was running very slow and blowing snow with cloud severely reduced line of sight and definition in open areas. But the lower trees and pistes were very fun indeed with knee to waist deep blown snow. Moderate snowfalls should continue for the remai...
  

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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(565m — 1650m)

snow report 2 days ago

32 km away

Nozawa Onsen webcam
430
260

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
yesterday
5
3
16
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1108 m
100m 150m 200m

(780m — 1661m)

snow report yesterday

210 km away

200
135
Packed 4 days ago
4
4
8
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1220 m
0m 150m 200m

(650m — 1350m)

snow report yesterday

214 km away

110
55
Packed 4 days ago
3
1
3
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1000 m
0m 200m 200m

(400m — 994m)

snow report 3 days ago

686 km away

260
230
Powder
Powder
5 cm
3 days ago
11
6
31
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 697 m
0m 0m 0m

(256m — 1156m)

snow report 3 days ago

694 km away

Niseko Hirafu webcam
370
140
Powder
Powder
3 cm
3 days ago
12
7
35
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 706 m
0m 0m 0m

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.