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Nara Snow History

Is Nara snowsure?

The snowiest week in Nara is week 1 of March. There are typically 4.0 snowy days during this week with 25cm of snowfall. Check out the Nara 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 Nara

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December15cm2.8 days
January17cm3.0 days
February14cm3.5 days
March13cm2.9 days
April8cm1.3 days

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

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Nara is 8 cm. There are typically 2.6 snowy days during this week. Nara normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1524m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the expected freezing level (1800m) is very near the mid altitude of Nara. On average, expect two or three days with snowfall per week in Nara at the end of March but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 8cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Nara during week four of March usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.7°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.3°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Generally light winds (average 9km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations. Sunny, calm and below freezing ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week but calm, cold and sunny days that don't have fresh snow happen on average one day every second year during this week each year.


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Snow Depths

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

Winter
Summer

Nara

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Snow Conditions

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

Winter
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 Nara 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.


Snowfall

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

Winter
Summer

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

The snowiest weeks of the year in Nara 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.


Temperature

Average temperature in Nara and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
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 Nara 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.