Makomanai Snow Report:

The Makomanai snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 24cm (9 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Tuesday 11 of February at 12AM and Monday 17 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
20cm
Mon 17 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Mon 17 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Makomanai snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Makomanai resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Makomanai brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Makomanai snow report shown below was updated on 17 Feb 2020. 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 Makomanai.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Feb 11
3cm
Feb 15
2cm
Feb 16
20cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
6cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Tue 18 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Makomanai snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 0
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Makomanai:

  • 39 km away from Makomanai

    - Weather radar observation: 47 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling in Choei Anpeizan. from Choei Anpeizan

  • 12 km away from Makomanai

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Light snow showers reported from Sapporo at 19 metres elevation only 4 kms NNE of Mt Moiwa ski area Ski Resort from Mt Moiwa ski area

  • 40 km away from Makomanai

    1 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Moderate to heavy freezing rain reported from Otaru at 26 metres elevation only 3 kms ENE of Otaru Tenguyama but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Otaru Tenguyama

  • 10 km away from Makomanai

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Korakuen Kitahiroshima. from Korakuen Kitahiroshima

Makomanai Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Makomanai 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Makomanai

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

Resort
Issued: today 6km  away
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Issued: today 13km  away
Webcam
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today
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22cm
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5cm
17cm
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4cm
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Weather
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 410m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 220m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 355m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 351m
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Wed
snow showers
Mid station 383m

Notes on the Makomanai Snow Report

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

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

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