Shirao Ski Area Snow Report:

The Shirao Ski Area snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 15cm (5 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Friday 14 of February at 12AM and Thursday 20 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
11cm
Tue 18 Feb (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
11cm
Tue 18 Feb (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Shirao Ski Area snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Shirao Ski Area resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Shirao Ski Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shirao Ski Area snow report shown below was updated on 20 Feb 2020. 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 Shirao Ski Area.

Last snowfall:

3cm
Feb 10
6cm
Feb 11
4cm
Feb 17
11cm
Feb 18

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sat 22 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
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Conditions runs
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Shirao Ski Area snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Shirao Ski Area:

  • 37 km away from Shirao Ski Area

    23 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Freezing rain reported from Takajama at 561 metres elevation only 4 kms NE of Harayama Shimin but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Harayama Shimin

Shirao Ski Area Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Shirao Ski Area 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Shirao Ski Area

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Shirao Ski Area using our Snowfinder page.

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Mid station 900m
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Notes on the Shirao Ski Area Snow Report

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

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

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