Snow Report 13 February 2015 - Europe & Japan

Nozawa Onsen 10.02.14 [Source: Nozawa OnsenFB page]

It was a mainly fine end to last week for the Japanese mountains, one of the longest spells of clear weather for a while. It never lasts too long at this time of year, however. The snow returned again late in the weekend, but it continued through the week bringing lots of new snow.

Sunday - dusting in places

Monday - Myokokogen 30cm, Yuzawa 20cm, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen 15cm, Niseko 10cm, Shiga Kogen, Zao Onsen 5cm

Tuesday - Yuzawa 30cm, Hakuba, Myokokogen, Shiga Kogen, Zao Onsen 20cm, Nozawa Onsen 15cm, Niseko 10cm

Happo One 13.02.14 [Source: Happo FB page]
Wednesday - Niseko 45cm, Zao Onsen 10cm, Yuzawa 5cm, Shiga Kogen, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Myokokogen - dusting

Not much powder has fallen since, except 10cm at Zao Onsen yesterday. But a two-or-three day dump has started today and so its on for this weekend bringing big falls for Western Japan and Hokkaido, clearing late on Monday.

Happo One: 320cm@1400m, 170cm@850m
Nozawa Onsen: 405cm@1650m and 220cm@650m
Akakura Kanko: 400cm
Gala Yuzawa: 450cm
Dynaland: 230cm
Zao Onsen: 230/150cm
Niseko Grand Hirafu: 430/160cm


Serre Chevalier 09.02.14. {Source: Serre Che FB page]
It was a snowy end to last week in France. That was followed by a fine weekend, and mainly glorious sunshine and clear skies all through the week. A good way to follow up a dump!

Snow is due to arrive across the French Alps (North and South) on the weekend, with some heavy falls possible. Snow could continue through to Tuesday, setting up the slopes well for the busy holiday period.

Isola 2000: 200/150cm
Serre Chevalier: 150cm@2800m/40cm@1400m
Les Arcs: 152cm@3200m, 97cm@1600m
Val Thorens: 160cm@3200m, 105cm@2300m
Val d'Isere: 155cm@2500m, 90cm@1850m
Chamonix: 110cm@3275m, 110cm@1800m


Snowfalls at the end of last week have made a great difference to the slopes in the Italian Alps. February is looking very promising for great skiing.

It was a beautiful clear weekend in the mountains and the mainly fine weather continued through the week.

Monte Rosa 09.02.14 [Source: Monte Rosa FB page]
Snow is forecast to start this weekend, heaviest on Sunday and Tuesday. There could be some massive dumps at Madesimo and Madonna di Campiglio, with the Dolomites also doing very well over the next four or five days. Maybe up to a metre will fall?

Great news for the eastern parts of the Italian Alps which haven't had quite as much snow as those in the west, to date.

Monte Rosa (Gressoney-la-Trinite): 230/80cm
Madesimo: 430/230/170cm
Madonna di Campiglio: 170cm@2250m, 60cm@1500m
Val Gardena: 110cm@2500m, 20cm@1400m

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