Snow Report 14 March 2015 - Europe & Japan

Its Spring! What a wonderful season if you're lucky enough to be up in the mountains. With plentiful snow on the ground in Europe and Japan, the sunshine and longer days beckon. Fun!


Nozawa Onsen 13.03.15 [Source: Nozawa Onsen FB page]
It has been a gloriously snowy week across much of Japan with almost a metre of new snow falling on the peaks since Tuesday. And its still snowing this weekend.

But the sun has just started to peek through the clouds for the weekend visitors. Snow depths are at about their peak for the season and look splendid!

Some warm, sunny Spring days are in the forecast for the coming week, with the chance of ra*n later.

Happo One: 380cm@1400m, 230cm@850m
Nozawa Onsen: 445cm@1650m and 185cm@650m
Akakura Kanko: 470cm
Gala Yuzawa: 460cm
Dynaland: 250cm
Zao Onsen: 275/170cm
Niseko Grand Hirafu: 520/210cm

Val d'Isere 13.03.15 [Source: Val d'Isere FB page]

Spring has definitely sprung in the French Alps with softening conditions across the ski stations in the balmy days.

The sunny days are about to come to an end, however, with a return to snowy colder conditions soon.

Just what's needed to refresh the slopes and set up some great Spring skiing! Its been 10 days in places since the last snowfall.

Isola 2000: 150/100cm
Serre Chevalier: 120cm@2800m/20cm@1400m
Les Arcs: 150cm@3200m, 80cm@1600m
Val Thorens: 210cm@3200m, 125cm@2300m
Val d'Isere: 150cm@2500m, 98cm@1850m
Chamonix: 190cm@3275m, 105cm@1800m

Madonna di Campiglio 11.03.15 [Source: Madonna FB page]

Spring skiing in Italy is the best! Sunshine, pasta and wine (or grappa if thats your style!).

But there are some ridiculously large amounts of snow being forecast for the Italian Alps in the coming days. So it will be interesting to see how that eventuates. Maybe put the sunscreen away until the powder has fallen!

Monte Rosa (Gressoney-la-Trinite): 180/6
Madesimo: 480/250/200cm
Madonna di Campiglio: 220cm@2250m, 90cm@1500m
Val Gardena: 100cm@2500m, 10cm@1400m

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