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Snow Report for Lotte Arai Resort

The Snow report for Lotte Arai Resort was issued at: 12am 31 Jan 2023

Lotte Arai Resort snow report:

The Lotte Arai Resort snow report is: 0 out of 5 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 40cm (16 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Sunday 29 of January at 3PM and Tuesday 31 of January at 3PM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
40cm
Tue 31 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Tue 31 Jan (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Lotte Arai Resort snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Lotte Arai Resort resort conditions:

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 31 Jan 2023. 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.

Last snowfall:

38cm
Jan 28
35cm
Jan 29
21cm
Jan 30
11cm
Jan 31

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
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Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
30cm Thu 02 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
30cm Thu 02 Feb (PM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Lotte Arai Resort snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 6
    Powder days
  • 0
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Lotte Arai Resort:

  • 31 km away from Lotte Arai Resort

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Moderate to heavy freezing rain reported from Nagano at 120 metres elevation 8 kms SE of Iizuna Kogen but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Iizuna Kogen

  • 26 km away from Lotte Arai Resort

    4 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    It is raining moderately in Nozawa Onsen. Light winds here. The majority of lifts are open. Take care on the icy pistes. The snow off-piste is packed from Nozawa Onsen

  • 31 km away from Lotte Arai Resort

    4 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light rain reported from Nagano at 120 metres elevation 8 kms SE of Iizuna Kogen but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Iizuna Kogen

  • 14 km away from Lotte Arai Resort

    13 hour ago
    Eyeball reporter

    Great snow conditions throughout area. Cloudy this morning, clearing later. from Ikenotaira Onsen Alpenblick

Lotte Arai Resort Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Lotte Arai Resort 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Lotte Arai Resort using our Snowfinder page.

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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.