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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 January (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of January for Hakuba Norikura is 47 cm. There are typically 4.6 snowy days during this week. Hakuba Norikura typical weather and snow conditions during the third week of January 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 (501m) is slightly below the mid altitude of Hakuba Norikura. Frequent snowfalls are typical in Hakuba Norikura in the middle of January. On average, expect four or five days with fresh snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 47cm. Temperatures should mostly remain a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Hakuba Norikura during week three of January is -3.0°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.7°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 13km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing ideal weather days that follow new snow (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week while powder days that don't coincide with perfect weather conditions also occur on average two days during this week each year.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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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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Hakuba Norikura

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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

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Summer

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 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 Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Hakuba Norikura and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

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

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

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Hakuba Norikura and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
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 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.