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Is Hakuba Iwatake snowsure?

The snowiest week in Hakuba Iwatake is week 2 of January. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 54cm of snowfall. Check out the Hakuba Iwatake Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Hakuba Iwatake

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December34cm3.8 days
January47cm5.2 days
February35cm4.4 days
March21cm3.3 days
April4cm0.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Hakuba Iwatake during April (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of April for Hakuba Iwatake is 7 cm. There are typically 1.5 snowy days during this week. Hakuba Iwatake normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1020m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1954m) is far above the mid altitude of Hakuba Iwatake. On average, expect one or two days with snowfall per week in Hakuba Iwatake at the start of April but rain is slightly more likely than snow during this week of April. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 7cm. Temperatures generally above freezing both night and day in Hakuba Iwatake during week one of April with average maximum temperature 5.9°C and minimum temperature 3.8°C at the mid altitude. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not coincide with ideal weather also happen on average one day every second year during this week every year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Hakuba Iwatake and (2007 – 2018).

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Lower Slopes
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Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Hakuba Iwatake and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snow Conditions in Hakuba Iwatake Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Hakuba Iwatake are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Hakuba Iwatake and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Snowfall in Hakuba Iwatake Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Hakuba Iwatake are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Hakuba Iwatake and (2007 – 2018)

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Average Temperatures in Hakuba Iwatake Graph. (Updated on: 2020-04-05)


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Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Hakuba Iwatake are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.