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Hakuba Norikura Snow Report:

The Hakuba Norikura snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 63cm (24 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Saturday 16 of January at 12AM and Friday 22 of January at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Knee
33cm
Tue 19 Jan (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Hakuba Norikura snow depths:

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Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Hakuba Norikura resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Hakuba Norikura brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hakuba Norikura snow report shown below was updated on 22 Jan 2021. 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 Hakuba Norikura.

Last snowfall:

16cm
Jan 16
7cm
Jan 17
5cm
Jan 18
39cm
Jan 19

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sat 23 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
7cm Sun 24 Jan (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Hakuba Norikura snow conditions

  • 2
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 5
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Hakuba Norikura:

  • 23 km away from Hakuba Norikura

    4 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Continuous light rain reported from Nagano at 419 metres elevation 8 kms SE of Iizuna Kogen but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Iizuna Kogen

  • 4 km away from Hakuba Norikura

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Hakuba Highland. from Hakuba Highland

  • 6 km away from Hakuba Norikura

    - Weather radar observation: 6 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Hakuba 47. from Hakuba 47

  • 6 km away from Hakuba Norikura

    - Weather radar observation: 13 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling in Hakuba 47. from Hakuba 47

Hakuba Norikura Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Hakuba Norikura 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Hakuba Norikura

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Hakuba Norikura using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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47cm
3 days ago
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51cm
3 days ago
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45cm
3 days ago
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42cm
3 days ago
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35cm
2 days ago
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Weather
Fri
light snow
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cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mid station 1296m
Fri
light snow
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mid station 1252m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mid station 1276m
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Sun
light snow
Mid station 1313m
Fri
light snow
Sat
cloudy
Sun
light snow
Mid station 1474m

Notes on the Hakuba Norikura Snow Report

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

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

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