Snow Report 10 February 2016 - Europe & Japan

There has been heaps of snow in the French Alps just in time for the start of the school holidays. The snow doesn't look like easing up either as a series of storms brings some of the best snow this season to France and Italy.

Meanwhile in Japan there has been some more epic Japan-like snowfalls with some regions experiencing some massive dumps in the past week. Enjoy!


A great dump of powder has created beautiful conditions right now!

Not much snow on Honshu for the first week of February although the western areas of Niigata and Nagano did a little better.

Sunday saw a better fall with 10-20cm reported at the ski areas. And Tuesday was even better with 30-60cm reported by Wednesday morning across Nagano and Niigata.

Happo One 08.02.16 - Happo Facebook
Niseko (Grand Hirafu) - 160cm@base. 10-15cm fell each day every day this month except one day!

Zao Onsen - 115cm@base (954m), 160cm up high (1387m).

Nozawa Onsen - 100cm@base (660m), 200cm at Yamabiko (1615m).

Myokokogen (Akakan) - 250cm.

Hakuba (Happo One) - 120cm@Base, 250cm at Usagadaira.

Dynaland - 150cm.

The coming days: The snow looks like easing off for a few clearer days before the weekend. Enjoy the next few days as, at the moment, the forecast for the weekend is a bit worrying with very warm temperatures and lots of rain predicted at first. It should turn to snow by Sunday.


There was a little snow last week, heaviest in the north. This cleared for a fine weekend, before the snow set in again on Sunday. The Southern Alps did best for the first time this snow season, with about 20-30cm falling compared to 5-10cm in the Northern French Alps.

Val d'Isere 02.02.16 - Val d'Isere Facebook
Since then a storm has built up and the snow set in again on Tuesday night.

Chamonix (Grands Montets) 167cm@1972m.

Val d'Isere 120cm@1850m,

Les Arcs 115cm@1600m.

Val Thorens 130cm@2300m.

Serre Chevalier 107cm@2100m.

Isola 2000 80cm@2000m.

The coming days: Snowfalls persisting, heavy for the Northern Alps but snow falling all over the Alps.


There was some snow last week across the Italian Alps from Cervinia to Val Gardena. Another fall arrived on Sunday and the snowfalls have continued on and off through this week. The ski resorts are looking a lot better but wow, the season has certainly taken a while to get going.

Monte Rosa (30/80cm).
Val Gardena 08.02.16 - Val Gardena Facebook

Madonna di Campiglio (40cm@1500m).

Val Gardena 20cm@1500m

The coming days: Looks like more snow especially around the weekend. Everywhere should get some of the white snowy goodness!

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