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Is Rusutsu Resort snowsure?

The snowiest week in Rusutsu Resort is week 4 of January. There are typically 6.3 snowy days during this week with 42cm of snowfall. Check out the Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December29cm5.7 days
January35cm6.4 days
February30cm6.0 days
March20cm5.2 days
April6cm2.1 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Rusutsu Resort during December (week 1):

The average snowfall forecast during week 1 of December for Rusutsu Resort is 23 cm. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week. Rusutsu Resort normal weather and snow conditions during the first week of December at the middle elevation of the ski area at 794m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the normal freezing level (390m) is slightly lower than the mid altitude of Rusutsu Resort. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Rusutsu Resort at the start of December. Based on long term weather statistics for Rusutsu Resort, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but a day when it rains during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 23cm. Temperatures should typically hold a few degrees below freezing. Average maximum temperature at the mid altitude in Rusutsu Resort during week one of December is -3.0°C while the average minimum temperature is just -4.4°C. On average, only one or two days with sunshine per week. Mostly light winds (average 24km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts but the historical norm is for the mean wind to reach 30km/h one or two days per week. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) occur on average one day during this week while fresh snow days that do not have perfect conditions also happen on average one or 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 Rusutsu Resort and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Rusutsu Resort

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort 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 Rusutsu Resort 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.