Is Hounokidaira snowsure?

The snowiest week in Hounokidaira is week 2 of January. There are typically 5.4 snowy days during this week with 46cm of snowfall. Check out the Hounokidaira 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 Hounokidaira

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December31cm4.1 days
January39cm4.8 days
February30cm4.3 days
March20cm3.2 days
April4cm0.9 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Hounokidaira during January (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of January for Hounokidaira is 43 cm. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week. Hounokidaira prevailing weather and snow conditions during the last week of January at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1394m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (466m) is a long way below the mid altitude of Hounokidaira. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Hounokidaira at the end of January. Based on long term weather statistics for Hounokidaira, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but rain is also known at this time of year so you can expect on average one rainy day every 14 years during this week of January. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 43cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Hounokidaira in week four of January of just -5.9°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.2°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Generally light winds (average 12km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week while powder days that don't have ideal conditions also occur on average two or three days 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 Hounokidaira and (2007 – 2018).



Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

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


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 Hounokidaira 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 Hounokidaira and (2007 – 2018)


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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Hounokidaira 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 Hounokidaira and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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