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Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama Snow Report for 25 Jan 2015

Our Snow Report for Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama snow report shown below was updated on 25 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 Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama.

Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama Snow Report Issued: 25 Jan 2015

Season opens: 7 December 2014 | Season closes: 6 May 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 23 Jan 2015
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
180
180
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Packed
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs open

Resort Ski Report: 9 out of 9 Lifts open. 11 of 11.6 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter nozawahospitality Great day for skiing at NO. Clear skies and light powder from the weekend. Snow due tonight.
  2. eyeball reporter Kicking things off in Nozawa Onsen today with mild overcast conditions. Its still in the negatives at the summit so the skiing will be fair to good across the mountain, good on piste and fair off piste. Expect spring-like snow. There are a few celebrations in various lodges for Australia day. Lodge Nagano and Villa Nozawa have some great ice bars with the lodge crew even building a sweet mini terrain park. Anyone is welcome to come listen to some tunes in the triple j hottest 100 and join in on the fun. Yesterday was very similar to today in regards to conditions with warm mostly cloudy ...
  

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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 yesterday

27 km away

Nozawa Onsen webcam
385
240
Slushy
Varied
2 days ago
10
18
7
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1108 m
1750m 1200m 200m

(650m — 1350m)

snow report yesterday

240 km away

110
55
Packed 6 days ago
1
5
3
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1000 m
1450m 1150m 100m

(570m — 1180m)

snow report yesterday

739 km away

420
270

Good

Varied
yesterday
14
29
28
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 875 m
350m 550m 0m

(245m — 1209m)

snow report today

809 km away

180
120

Excellent

Fresh
today
7
6
2
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 727 m
200m 600m 0m

(76m — 1201m)

snow report on 26 Jan

5653 km away

135
25
Packed 11 days ago
2
partially cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 638 m
0m 0m 150m

Notes on the Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama Snow Report

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

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

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