ski patrol in orange on the sunny mountain
Snow Report

Consistency is King | Snow Report

Get the piste skis back out!

After very welcome snowfall across much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland this past week we’ll see the freezing level climb to 3,000m by Thursday morning bringing above-freezing temperatures and freeze thaw conditions. 

It will be a similar weather pattern in the Pyrenees, Andorra and southern Spain with the freezing level climbing to 3,500m and the mercury climbing to +8C by Thursday.

The cold weather continues in Finland with temperatures between -20 to -25C and a light dusting of snow through Thursday.

Both Norway and Sweden can expect temperatures between -10C to -20C through Thursday, with 10-20cm forecast.

The freezing level will be much lower in Central and Eastern Europe topping out at 1,500m. This will bring freeze thaw conditions down low but great conditions up high with the chance of 5-10cm of new snow. Poiana Brasov, Romania is forecast to receive 34cm up high.

a kid on a carve turn on a Scottish ski hill
Glencoe, Scotland

There’ll be a mix of rain and snow at the Scottish resorts in the earlier part of the week with Glencoe forecast to receive 20-25cm up high.

Further east, the Georgian and Turkish resorts will remain cold and sunny with a new storm system bringing 10-15cm of new snowfall heading in Wednesday evening.

The East Coast of the US can expect sub zero temperatures and 5-10cm of new snowfall the next three days.

The Mountain States of the US will see a mix of sunshine and light snowfall with temperatures between -5 and -10C.

The western states of the US will see sub zero temperatures and 5-10cm of new snowfall through Thursday. Mt Hood, Oregon and Crystal Mountain, Washington are set to receive 25cm of new snowfall.

Eastern Canada can expect sub zero temperatures and snow flurries the next three days.

The mountain provinces of Alberta and BC will see temperatures well below freezing and 10-15cm of new snow.

Whistler Blackcomb can wave goodbye to the rain down low this week and hello to 5-10cm of new snow in the alpine.

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is in a very consistent pattern of temperatures between 0C and -5C with a mix of sunshine and snow flurries.

On Japan’s main island of Honshu the mercury will be rising above zero bringing freeze thaw conditions top to bottom.

a hand and pole visible, in deep, deep snow, huge trees laden with snow surrounding
Alta, USA

News From Around the Ski World

Whenever Japan is mentioned in skiing circles the first things that spring to mind are the quality and quantity of the powder snow, the mythical ‘JaPOW!’

What’s often overlooked and which separates it from other heavy snowfall areas of the ski world is consistency.

Consistency of snowfall combined with consistent below freezing temperatures for much of the winter, especially on the northern island of Hokkaido.

From the start of December through to the end of January, Hokkaido enjoys almost daily snowfall of between 5-15cm. Sometimes as much as 40cm overnight.

And it doesn’t stop there. February and March typically see 3-4 snow events per week.

With some of the best powder skiing and snowboarding in the world, it’s also the perfect place to learn to ski and to rip around on-piste.

With such regular snowfall, the piste bashers have the best snow with which to groom the pistes to perfection.

a skier in white race kit makes a turn in front of spindly birch trees
Rusutsu race scenes | C. Mike Richards

On a global level, we want to give a shoutout to all the ski patrollers out there, working to make mountain and sport safe. On Saturday, we celebrated International Ski Patrol Day. Read Amy Marwick’s post over on our sister site, Fall Line, as she uncovers The Best Kept Secrets of Ski Patrol.

If you’re out in resort drop us a line via our social media channels to share your ‘on the snow’ experiences and photos.

We’ll be posting twice weekly snow reports on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the 2023/24 winter season, so bookmark us or better yet subscribe to get the latest snow news and our tips for where the snow will be.

Between snow reports please visit the ‘Stories’ section of our Instagram account to see the latest images and videos from ski resorts around the world.

a snowy pisten bully on a snowy day in base area
Formigal fresh

Snow Stats From Ski Areas Around the World

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zurs, ​Warth, ​Schrocken] (85/85 lifts; 281/301km piste; 65-355cm base)
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (80/82 lifts; 234/270km piste; 35-90cm base)
Ski Circus [Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn] (68/70 lifts; 221/270km piste; 50-120cm base)
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (38/38 lifts; 214/214km piste; 20-140cm base)
Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (46/46 lifts; 211/239km piste; 60-150cm base)
KitzSki [Kitzbuhel, ​Kirchberg] (57/57 lifts; 188/188km piste; 55-90cm base)
Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Konigsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (50/52 lifts; 145/150km piste; 120-210cm base)
Hochkonig [Maria Alm, ​Dienten, ​Muhlbach] (34/34 lifts; 120/120km piste; 40-120cm base)
Snow Space Salzburg [Flachau, Wagrain, ​St. Johann-Alpendorf] (44/45 lifts; 116/120km piste; 50-130cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (22/25 lifts; 100/112km piste; 65-150cm base)
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau (40/45 lifts; 92/97km piste; 15-130cm base)
Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfugen] (31/40 lifts; 86/86km piste; 10-115cm base)
Dachstein West [Gosau, ​Russbach, ​Annaberg] (21/22 lifts; 51/51km piste; 25-105cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Axamer Lizum (6/9 lifts; 20/38km piste; 85-110cm base)
Bad Gastein (17/18 lifts; 72/82km piste; 20-120cm base)
Bad Kleinkirchheim (21/22 lifts; 90/103km piste; 50-90cm base)
Damuls Mellau (21/21 lifts; 80/81km piste; 110-170cm base)
Hintertux (17/20 lifts; 56/62km piste; 55-295cm base)
Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 49/55km piste; 210-360cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (21/21 lifts; 61/61km piste; 40-215cm base)
Kuhtai (12/12 lifts; 42/47km piste; 145-210cm base)
Mayrhofen (58/58 lifts; 142/142km piste; 0-100cm base)
Nassfeld (28/30 lifts; 107/110km piste; 15-110cm base)
Nauders (11/11 lifts; 75/75km piste; 50-120cm base)
Obertauern (26/26 lifts; 100/100km piste; 120-200cm base)
Schladming (44/47 lifts; 120/123km piste; 90-140cm base)
Silvretta Montafon (35/36 lifts; 135/140km piste; 20-180cm base)
Solden (29/31 lifts; 141/147km piste; 20-305cm base)
Stubai (20/26 lifts; 8/68km piste; 60-335cm base)
Tauplitz (15/17 lifts; 38/44km piste; 30-200cm base)
Zell am See (27/28 lifts; 69/77km piste; 20-140cm base)

a family of sledders on a cat track under the sun
Solden, Austria

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (153/156 lifts; 552/600km piste; 140-200cm base)
Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Chatel, ​Morgins, ​Champery] (152/165 lifts; 520/580km piste; 15-155cm base)
Tignes / Val D’Isere (71/79 lifts; 286/300km piste; 100-380cm base)
Les Sybelles [Le Corbier, ​La Toussuire, Les Bottiere, ​St Colomban des Villards, ​St Sorlin, ​St Jean d’Arves](63/68 lifts; 246/310km piste; 5-120cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoens, ​Sixt] (57/62 lifts; 228/265km piste; 0-410cm base)
Le Grand Domaine [Valmorel, ​Doucy, ​Celliers, ​St Francois Longchamp] (40/47 lifts; 130/165km piste; 20-165cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (64/82 lifts; 130/192km piste; 95-150cm base)
Espace Lumière [Pra Loup, ​Val d’Allos] (26/36 lifts; 120/180km piste; 65-135cm base)
Espace San Bernardo [La Rosiere, ​La Thuile] (35/38 lifts; 105/144km piste; 100-320cm base)
Grand Tourmalet/​Pic du Midi [La Mongie, ​Bareges] (19/29 lifts; 70/100km piste; 30-50cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Alpe d’Huez (63/69 lifts; 193/250km piste; 95-350cm base)
Chamonix (76/81 lifts; 101/120 piste; 30-290cm base)
Font Romeu (22/23 lifts; 37/58km piste; 75-80cm base)
La Clusaz (41/49 lifts; 111/125km piste; 5-195cm base)
La Plagne (72/74 lifts; 201/225km piste; 40-305cm base)
Les 2 Alpes (44/44 lifts; 200/200km piste; 15-345cm base)
Les Arcs (51/53 lifts; 184/200km piste; 50-410cm base)
Les Contamines (21/24 lifts; 110/120km piste; 0-260cm base)
Megeve (79/80 lifts; 190/263km piste; 5-125cm base)
Serre Chevalier (52/59 lifts; 195/250km piste; 25-125cm base)
Val Cenis (29/29 lifts; 117/125km piste; 55-110cm base)
Vars/Risoul (32/35 lifts; 167/185km piste; 30-145cm base)

a purple sunset over rocky mountains
Gressoney, Italy

Italy Interconnected Ski Areas

Milky Way / Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenevre] (59/70 lifts; 278/400km piste; 165-215cm base)
Monterosa Ski [Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney-La-Trinite, ​Champoluc, ​Frachey] (19/20 lifts; 115/132km piste; 35-100cm base)
3 Zinnen Dolomites [Helm, ​Stiergarten, ​Rotwand/​Kreuzbergpass] (20/20 lifts; 86/86km piste; 30-85cm base)
Civetta [Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Palafavera, ​Zoldo] (23/23 lifts; 71/72km piste; 35-60cm base)
Latemar [Obereggen, ​Pampeago, ​Predazzo] (18/18 lifts; 49/49km piste; 20-45cm base)

Italy Ski Resorts

Alpe di Siusi (21/21 lifts; 63/63km piste; 5-40cm base)
Alta Badia (53/53 lifts; 130/130km piste; 10-35cm base)
Arabba/Marmolada (26/26 lifts; 55/63km piste; 50-80cm base)
Bardonecchia (13/22 lifts; 80/100km piste; 45-70cm base)
Bormio (14/14 lifts; 50/50km piste; 30-110cm base)
Cortina (26/27 lifts; 110/120km piste; 40-60cm base)
Courmayeur (18/18 lifts; 35/42km piste; 70-110cm base)
Kronplatz (31/31 lifts; 121/121km piste; 30-90cm base)
Livigno (31/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 55-100cm base)
Madesimo (7/10 lifts; 21/37km piste; 60-95cm base)
Madonna di Campiglio (57/58 lifts; 137/155km piste; 65-65cm base)
Meran 2000 (8/8 lifts; 40/40km piste; 60-90cm base)
Passo Tonale (30/30 lifts; 98/100km piste; 60-250cm base)
Pila (12/12 lifts; 65/70km piste; 30-50cm base)
San Martino di Castrozza (21/21 lifts; 58/60km piste; 15-40cm base)
Solda (11/11 lifts; 44/44km piste; 100-180cm base)
Val Gardena (79/79 lifts; 175/181km piste; 60-70cm base)

a white ski area, pistes looking beautiful, with tracks all over the off-piste terrain
A well tracked out Grimentz

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

4 Vallees [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (62/68 lifts; 390/412km piste; 20-255cm base)
Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (43/51 lifts; 295/322km piste; 25-240cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Aletsch Arena (34/35 lifts; 88/104km piste; 95-160cm base)
Andermatt (13/13 lifts; 61/70km piste; 55-105cm base)
Arolla (5/5 lifts; 40/47km piste; 80-180cm base)
Arosa Lenzerheide (43/43 lifts; 212/225km piste; 110-120cm base)
Crans Montana (17/19 lifts; 120/140km piste; 100-160cm base)
Davos Klosters (18/18 lifts; 93/95km piste; 70-195cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (14/17 lifts; 53/70km piste; 0-270cm base)
Flims Laax (25/28 lifts; 151/214km piste; 15-375cm base)
Grimentz Zinal (21/21 lifts; 114/115km piste; 40-130cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (21/23 lifts; 93/102km piste; 5-90cm base)
Leukerbad (13/13 lifts; 38/47km piste; 30-220cm base)
Murren (16/16 lifts; 50/54km piste; 50-260cm base)
Saas Fee (18/23 lifts; 76/100km; 65-320cm base)
St Moritz (23/23 lifts; 152/155km piste; 10-90cm base)
Villars (23/25 lifts; 64/84km piste; 20-115cm base)


Arcalis (13/17 lifts; 24/30km piste; 60-100cm base)
Grandvalira (66/74 lifts; 118/215km piste; 25-65cm base)
Valnord (24/32 lifts; 43/63km piste; 40-60cm base)


Baqueira Beret (35/36 lifts; 104/165km piste; 75-105cm base)
Candanchu (7/24 lifts; 10/50km piste; 20-60cm base)
Cerler (15/20 lifts; 29/80km piste; 35-50cm base)
Formigal (14/21 lifts; 29/143km piste; 15-45cm base)
La Molina (21/33 lifts; 57/145km piste; 20-40cm base)
Sierra Nevada (16/24 lifts; 49/113km piste; 20-60cm base)

Nordic Resorts


Levi (20/26 lifts; 29/38km piste; 25-60cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (19/22 lifts; 16/19km piste; 30-40cm base)
Yllas (21/26 lifts; 49/53km piste; 100-100cm base)


Beitostolen (5/6 lifts; 11/12km piste; 100-100cm base)
Gaustablikk (13/14 lifts; 30/35km piste; 80-105cm base)
Geilo (20/20 lifts; 31/34km piste; 40-70cm base)
Hafjell (18/18 lifts; 49/50km piste; 65-110cm base)
Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 35/44km piste; 45-80cm base)
Kvitfjell (13/14 lifts; 37/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
Myrkdalen (8/9 lifts; 28/32km piste; 130-200cm base)
Narvik (5/6 lifts; 8/10km piste; 30-80cm base)
Oppdal (16/16 lifts; 56/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
Strandafjellet (4/6 lifts; 12/25km piste; 110-120cm base)
Trysil (31/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 65-95cm base)
Voss (11/11 lifts; 39/45km piste; 175-190cm base)


Are (31/35 lifts; 82/91km piste; 60-115cm base)
Idre Fjall (21/24 lifts; 40/41km piste; 50-75cm base)
Salen (40/40 lifts; 45/45km piste; 70-105cm base)
Vemdalen (16/16 lifts; 19/19km piste; 50-85cm base)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bjelasnica (4/7 lifts; 4/6 piste; 20-20cm base)
Jahorina (9/17 lifts; 33/52km piste; 15-15cm base)


Bansko (12/14 lifts; 62/75km piste; 15-90cm base)
Borovets (11/13 lifts; 38/58km piste; 125-135cm base)
Pamporovo (11/13 lifts; 19/29km piste; 95-110cm base)

Czech Republic

Spindleruv Mlyn (12/17 lifts; 27/27km piste; 50-120cm base)


Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (18/18 lifts; 39/40km piste; 35-120cm base)
Oberstdorf (10/14 lifts; 34/34km piste; 40-135cm base)
Spitzingsee (10/10 lifts; 10/15km piste; 40-80cm base)
Sudelfeld-Bayrischzell (9/13 lifts; 16/31km piste; 25-90cm base)


Malbun (7/7 lifts; 23/23km piste; 40-100cm base)


Bialka Tatrzanska (19/19 lifts; 17/18km piste; 50-150cm base)
Zakopane (3/4 lifts; 3/3km piste; 25-105cm base)


Poiana Brasov (7/10 lifts; 8/13km piste; 25-30cm base)


Kopaonik (8/26 lifts; 8/55km piste; 0-10cm base)


Jasna (16/19 lifts; 40/51km piste; 40-100cm base)
Tatranska Lomnica (9/9 lifts; 11/11km piste; 50-80cm base)


Kanin-Bovec (2/10 lifts; 5/30km piste; 15-195cm base)
Kranjska Gora (10/15 lifts; 13/20km piste; 30-30cm base)
Krvavec (5/13 lifts; 14/30km piste; 0-40cm base)
Maribor (5/14 lifts; 12/35km piste; 0-15cm base)
Vogel (4/9 lifts; 1/22km piste; 0-70cm base)

United Kingdom

Cairngorm Mountain (4/11 lifts; 3/32km piste; 5-15cm base)
Glencoe (3/9 lifts; 4/24km piste; 0-10cm base)
Glenshee (3/21 lifts; 1/40km piste; 10-15cm base)
The Lecht (2/13 lifts; 1/18km piste; 5-10cm base)

four ski-cross racers mid-air, on-course
Ski Cross racers on-course in Bakuriani


Bakuriani (10/20 lifts; 18/29km piste; 60-110cm base)
Gudauri (10/15 lifts; 26/35km piste; 60-110cm base)
Tetnuldi (5/5 lifts; 13/13km piste; 60-110cm base)


Ejder 3200 (13/13 lifts; 37/42 piste; 30-100cm base)
Erciyes (10/19 lifts; 18/34 piste; 30-100cm base)

a skier with a snow-filled bear skis beautiful deep snow in the alpine
Alta, USA


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 49/62km piste; 125-275cm base)

Heavenly (22/27 lifts; 86/94km piste; 50-120cm base)
Kirkwood (12/13 lifts; 64/65km piste; 75-185cm base)
Mammoth (23/25 lifts; 75/90km piste; 215-290cm base)
Northstar (15/19 lifts; 72/97km piste; 85-185cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (23/43 lifts; 150/200km piste; 105-235cm base)

Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 78/105km piste; 70-125cm base)
Aspen Highlands (5/5 lifts; 130/135km piste; 70-155cm base)
Aspen Mountain (8/9 lifts; 103/103km piste; 40-95cm base)
Beaver Creek (24/25 lifts; 106/150km piste: 70-140cm base)
Breckenridge (35/35 lifts; 131/153km piste; 70-125cm base)
Copper (22/24 lifts; 120/126km piste; 90-165cm base)
Keystone (21/21 lifts; 117/135km piste; 60-130cm base)
Loveland (10/10 lifts; 82/93km piste; 65-110cm base)
Snowmass (18/20 lifts; 230/237km piste; 50-140cm base)
Steamboat (20/20 lifts; 165/165km piste; 70-155cm base)
Telluride (19/19 lifts; 76/88km piste; 60-145cm base)
Vail (31/34 lifts; 232/234km piste; 70-140cm base)
Winter Park (23/25 lifts; 136/143km piste; 140-175cm base)
Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 100/100km piste; 220-235cm base)

Schweitzer (9/10 lifts; 89/95km piste; 65-150cm base)
Tamarack (6/7 lifts; 37/42km piste; 70-150cm base)

Sugarloaf (9/15 lifts; 77/87km piste; 25-60cm base)
Sunday River (19/20 lifts; 82/84km piste; 70-80cm base)

Big Sky (31/38 lifts; 113/250km piste; 80-105cm base)
Bridger Bowl (11/11 lifts; 65/71km piste; 25-55cm base)
Whitefish (13/16 lifts; 73/91km piste; 55-170cm base)

Mt Rose (8/8 lifts; 54/60km piste; 100-150cm base)

New Hampshire
Attitash (7/8 lifts; 32/37km piste; 40-45cm base)
Loon (8/13 lifts; 41/49km piste; 20-40cm base)
Wildcat (4/5 lifts; 25/25km piste; 15-45cm base)

New Mexico
Taos (12/14 lifts; 93/113km piste; 60-150cm base)

Mt Bachelor (14/15 lifts; 87/100km piste; 60-180cm base)
Mt Hood (7/12 lifts; 76/90km piste; 105-160cm base)
Timberline (6/7 lifts; 26/31km piste; 195-285cm base)

Alta (7/8 lifts; 57/71km piste; 160-350cm base)
Deer Valley (21/25 lifts; 102/103km piste; 195-205cm base)
Park City (41/42 lifts; 250/250km piste; 170-220cm base)
Powder Mountain (8/9 lifts; 68/68km piste; 90-185cm base)
Snowbird (12/14 lifts; 91/103km piste; 110-265cm base)
Solitude (9/9 lifts; 46/64km piste; 105-230cm base)

Killington (17/22 lifts; 110/118km piste; 20-40cm base)
Okemo (20/20 lifts; 68/70km piste; 25-40cm base)
Smuggler’s Notch (8/8 lifts; 35/78km piste; 20-60cm base)
Stowe (11/12 lifts; 61/70km piste; 45-60cm base)

Crystal Mountain (7/11 lifts; 31/50km piste; 55-80cm base)
Mt Baker (6/10 lifts; 55/100km piste; 120-175cm base)

West Virginia
Snowshoe (11/12 lifts; 31/31km piste; 45-110cm base)

Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 33/35km piste; 110-225cm base)
Jackson Hole (13/13 lifts; 116/116km piste; 60-205cm base)


Castle Mountain (5/6 lifts; 53/94km piste; 50-100cm base)
Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 55-120cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 75/91km piste; 70-70cm base)
Mt Norquay (5/5 lifts; 12/16km piste; 85-90cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 50-105cm base)

British Columbia
Big White (12/12 lifts; 104/105km piste; 70-175cm base)
Fernie (9/10 lifts; 134/142km piste; 90-165cm base)
Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 73/100km piste; 40-120cm base)
Kimberley (5/5 lifts; 65/80km piste; 0-75cm base)
Panorama (10/10 lifts; 98/100km piste; 45-95cm base)
Red Mountain (8/8 lifts; 118/120km piste; 100-125cm base)
Revelstoke (6/7 lifts; 55/55km piste; 90-155cm base)
Silver Star (10/10 lifts; 113/115km piste; 60-165cm base)
Sun Peaks (12/12 lifts; 133/135km piste; 40-145cm base)
Whistler Blackcomb (23/27 lifts; 180/200km piste; 5-135cm base)
Whitewater (5/5 lifts; 50/50km piste; 140-150cm base)

Blue Mountain (11/11 lifts; 27/29km piste; 60-65cm base)

Le Massif (9/9 lifts; 38/39km piste; 40-65cm base)
Mont Saint Anne (8/9 lifts; 61/73 piste; 50-70cm base)
Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (8/8 lift; 38/38km piste; 55-95cm base)
Stoneham (6/6 lifts; 27/34km piste; 55-75cm base)
Tremblant (14/14 lifts; 73/82km piste; 0-130cm base)


Furano (9/9 lifts; 31/32km piste; 105-185cm base)
Kamui (6/6 lifts; 23/24km piste; 105-170cm base)
Kiroro (7/10 lifts; 12/24 piste; 70-180cm base)
Niseko United (28/32 lifts; 44/51km piste; 140-345cm base)
Rusutsu (15/18 lifts; 41/42km piste; 150-205cm base)
Sahoro (8/8 lifts; 23/25km piste; 70-130cm base)
Tomamu (6/6 lifts; 21/21km piste; 50-175cm base)

Happo One Hakuba (20/22 lifts; 52/52km piste; 70-255cm base)
Naeba (9/15 lifts; 17/18km piste; 60-120cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (14/17 lifts; 44/44km piste; 95-220cm base)
Shigakogen (45/48 lifts; 82/83km piste; 110-270cm base)
Zao Onsen (33/35 lifts; 45/50km piste; 95-220cm base)

About the author

Mike Richards

Welsh valleys boy born & bred, Mike now lives between Cardiff and Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan where he's a pro ski instructor. Mike came to skiing later in life at 27, with his first ski season spent as a Chalet Host in Ellmau, Austria in 1993. He's skied every year since, notching up 100+ ski areas across 21 countries and five continents, including his home hill in Brecon Beacons National Park. His personal motto - "If it's snowing, I'm going..."

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