Ski Japan - Nagano

Gorin Kogen Snow Report for 18 Jan 2019

Ski Japan - Nagano

Gorin Kogen Snow Report for 18 Jan 2019

Our Snow Report for Gorin Kogen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Gorin Kogen snow report shown below was updated on 18 Jan 2019. 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 Gorin Kogen.

Gorin Kogen Snow Report Issued: 18 Jan 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 18 Jan 2019
Fresh snow depth:23 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 3 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 23cm (9 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 16 of January at 9AM and Friday 18 of January at 9AM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather station observation Moderate to heavy freezing rain reported from Takada at 18 metres elevation only 2 kms E of Kanayasan but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area
  2. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: There is heavy snow falling in Kitashiga Kogen Komaruyama.
  3. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily at Matsudai Family Ski Area.
  4. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays A magic foot of powder fell overnight and the snow continues to fall. The snow should lighten off but continue throughout the day. Tomorrow we should see a bit of sun then back into the heavy snowfall Sunday.
  5. weather station observation Continuous light snow reported from Takada at 18 metres elevation only 2 kms E of Kanayasan Ski Resort
  
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*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

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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1000m — 1500m)

snow report today

0 km away

23 cm
today
19
48
24
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1250 m
150m 600m 600m

(779m — 1041m)

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3 km away

16 cm
today
12
36
17
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 910 m
200m 450m 650m

(850m — 1250m)

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4 km away

21 cm
today
16
44
20
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1050 m
150m 600m 600m

(850m — 1930m)

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4 km away

26 cm
today
21
53
25
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1390 m
150m 600m 600m

(740m — 1220m)

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4 km away

18 cm
today
15
40
17
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 980 m
200m 600m 750m

Notes on the Gorin Kogen Snow Report

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

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

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