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Hakuba Norikura Snow History

Is Hakuba Norikura snowsure?

The snowiest week in Hakuba Norikura is week 2 of January. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 52cm of snowfall. Check out the Hakuba Norikura 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 Norikura

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December32cm3.7 days
January46cm5.1 days
February33cm4.4 days
March20cm3.2 days
April4cm0.8 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Hakuba Norikura during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Hakuba Norikura is 17 cm. There are typically 3.4 snowy days during this week. Hakuba Norikura typical weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1000m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (1263m) is similar to the middle elevation of Hakuba Norikura. Snowy weather is typical. On average, expect three or four days with snowfall per week in Hakuba Norikura at the end of March but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of March every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 17cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both day and night in Hakuba Norikura during week four of March with average maximum temperature 2.1°C and minimum temperature 0.2°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to shine on three out of seven days. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while powder days that do not coincide with ideal conditions also occur on average one day every second year during this week every year.

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Snow Depths

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


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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

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


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Average Snow Conditions in Hakuba Norikura Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-22)

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

The most cherished days on the mountain in Hakuba Norikura 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.


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


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Average Snowfall in Hakuba Norikura Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-22)

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Hakuba Norikura 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.


Average temperature in Hakuba Norikura and (2007 – 2018)


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Average Temperatures in Hakuba Norikura Graph. (Updated on: 2020-03-22)

Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Hakuba Norikura 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.