Snow Report 10 November 2016 - Europe & Japan

Greetings snow fans!

We're not too far away now from the Northern snow season openings - the first typically occur in late November. The weather is changing and as autumn begins to give way to winter there has been a bit of snow around to get us in the mood.
Niseko - Niseko webcam


A fair bit of snow fell earlier this week on Hokkaido. A dusting was observed on the peaks in Honshu, such as at Hakuba and Yuzawa.

Opening dates at my featured Japanese ski resorts:

Yuzawa (Kagura) - 19th November
Niseko (Grand Hirafu) - 23rd November
Nozawa Onsen - 26th November
Hakuba (Happo One) - 16th December
Zao Onsen - December
Myoko Kogen - December


Some good snowfalls earlier this week in the Northern French Alps. with snow down to resort level.

The glacier at Tignes - Tignes Facebook
The Grand Motte glacier at Tignes opened in October with five trails available. However, we are a few weeks away from proper resort openings.

Opening dates at my featured French ski stations:

Val Thorens - 26th November
Val d'Isere - 26th November
Grand Tourmalet - 26th November
Chamonix (Grands Montets) - 3rd December
Isola 2000 - 3rd December
Cervinia - Cervinia Facebook
Les Arcs - 10th December
Val d'Allos - 10th December
Serre Chevalier - 12th December (with a pre-opening on the weekend of 28/29th November)
Super Besse - 12th December


Breuil-Cervinia is open for skiing on the upper slopes.

Opening dates at my featured Italian ski stations:

Monterosa - 25th November
Madesimo - Opening date not yet fixed
Madonna di Campiglio - Opening date not yet fixed
Val Gardena - 3rd December

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