Snow at last for the European Alps. Just in time for Christmas skiing. In Japan, all of the big ski resorts have opened now.
|Happo One 22.12.16 - happo-one.|
Another good fall of snow for the weekend (20-50cm), before sunny skies arrived and some bluebird days.
Some warm and wet conditions descended on Honshu Tuesday, which is not really what we wanted after the promising start to the season.
Some of the weekend's snow has been lost and it has got very wet again across Honshu and Hokkaido this evening. The good news is that it should turn to snow tomorrow though and get colder once more.
Conditions at my featured Japanese ski resorts:
|Akakura Kanko 22.12.16 - akr-ski.com|
Niseko (Grand Hirafu) - OPEN - 2m at top, 80cm at base
Nozawa Onsen - OPEN - 95cm top (Yamabiko), 55cm at base,
Hakuba (Happo One) - OPEN - 65cm at top (Usagidaira), 0cm at bottom
Zao Onsen - OPEN - 50cm at top, 20cm at base
Myoko Kogen - OPEN - 60cm (Akakan)
A cold and snowy start to the week, favouring the southernmost ski stations like Isola 2000 (30cm) and Val d'Allos (15cm) and the Massif Central with lesser amounts around Mont Blanc.
|Isola 2000 20.12.16 - Isola 2000 Facebook|
Conditions at my featured French ski stations are:
Val Thorens - OPEN - 60cm@2300m, 30/30 lifts, 67/85 pistes
Val d'Isere - OPEN - 30cm@1850m, 70/77 lifts, 137/167 pistes
Chamonix (Grands Montets) - OPEN - 29cm@1972m
Isola 2000 - OPEN - 60cm@2000m, 30 pistes
Serre Chevalier - OPEN - 90cm@2100m, 47/62 lifts, 57/81 pistes
Les Arcs - OPEN - 10cm@1600m, 41 lifts, 70 pistes
Val d'Allos - OPEN - 30cm@1800m, 16/28 lifts, 21/63 pistes
Grand Tourmalet - OPEN - 30cm@1800m, 16/30 lifts, 15/61 pistes
A snowy start to the week for Italy as well, but only really favouring the western ski resorts, especially Limone Piemonte.
|Limone Piemonte 21.12.16 - Limone Piemonte Facebook|
Conditions at my featured Italian ski stations:
Madonna di Campiglio - OPEN - 40cm@2250m, 0cm@1500m, 15/19 lifts, 25 runs
Madesimo - OPEN - 20cm@1550m, 50cm@3000m, 8/13 lifts, 14/36 runs
Monterosa - OPEN - 10/150cm, 22/45 lifts, 37/93 runs
Val Gardena - OPEN - 183/207 lifts open across Dolomiti Superski