the back of a helmet is in the forefront of a picture, watching a skier pass by almost completely concealed in a spray of snow
Snow Report

Go West for Best? Or East for a Feast? | Snow Report

After a slow start to the 2023/24 winter season, the West Coast and Mountain State resorts of North America and the Japanese resorts on Honshu and Hokkaido are hitting their stride as plenty of fresh snow arrives.

The snow bases are increasing, covering up the rocks and sasa grass (bamboo), with more and more terrain opening up by the day.

Out West, cold temperatures and plenty of precipitation has resulted in perfect powder conditions from Alta to Whistler.

Out East, photographer and snow forecaster Glen Claydon of 360 Niseko reported the biggest 24-hour snowfall accumulation he’s recorded in the Niseko Resort Area of Hokkaido, Japan since he began doing daily reports in the 2011/12 season, a monster 68cm!

That’s JaPOW of the highest order! Check out the depth of overnight snowfall in this Hokkaido Powder Guides video.

fresh snow in Japan, a snowboarder (we assume, seeing as the only visible thing of rider is an empty hand above snow spray, rides through the trees
JaPow in Kiroro

And it doesn’t look like stopping any time soon…

Sad news reported out of California, USA yesterday as one person was killed and one person injured when four people got caught in an in-bounds avalanche above the GS Gully area off Palisades-Tahoe’s famed KT-22 lift.
A male skier sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by Tahoe Forest Hospital. Three other skiers sustained non-life threatening injuries, and were released after initial treatment.


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Forecast for the Next 3-4 Days

After healthy snowfalls of between 20-35cm earlier in the week Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland will see below freezing temperatures and sunny skies through to Monday with fantastic piste conditions on offer and pockets of powder on north facing slopes. Don’t forget the sunscreen and lip balm.

a fresh snow covering over a ski area under a blue sky
Baqueira Beret under fresh snow and blue sky

Overnight snowfall will help to build the much needed base in the Pyrenees, Andorra, and Southern Spain followed by freeze thaw conditions to the beginning of next week.

A new system is moving into the Nordic countries bringing bitterly cold temperatures to all the resorts in Finland. We may well see lift and/or resort closures.

Both Norway and Sweden can expect temperatures between -1C and -10C through Monday with Oppdal, Norway forecast to receive 30-45cm; Stranda, Norway 50-60cm; and Are, Sweden 30-40cm of new snow.

Outside of the big four European destinations (Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland), Central and Eastern Europe will see below freezing temperatures and a mix of sunshine and light snow showers.

Further east, the Georgian and Turkish resorts will remain cold and are forecast to receive between 5-10cm of new snow with Tetnuldi, Georgia expecting between 20-30cm.

The Scottish resorts will see freeze-thaw conditions with a chance of snow Sunday into Monday.

It’s a really mixed bag for the East Coast of the US with sunshine, rain to mid-mountain, and 15-25cm of new snow up top. Wildcat, New Hampshire could see 30-40cm of new snow.

The Mountain States of the US will see temperatures dropping into the minus double digits with 40-50cm forecast through Monday. Steamboat, Colorado is forecast to receive 65-80cm, and Alta, Utah could see over a metre.

After 20-30cm overnight the western states of the US will see the next storm system rolling through bringing 5-25cm in California and Washington State.

The Oregon resorts are going to get hammered with 125-150cm forecast for Mt Hood and Timberline.

Eastern Canada will see below freezing temperatures and 15-20cm of new snowfall forecast through Monday. Mt Tremblant, Quebec will see the lion’s share with 35cm forecast.

The mountain provinces of Alberta and BC will see sunny skies and bitterly cold temperatures dropping as low as -30C in places.

After heavy snowfall earlier in the week Whistler Blackcomb will see sunshine and clouds with the slight chance of light snowfall.

The resorts on Japan’s main island Honshu are set to receive 35-45cm through Monday, with Lotte Arai forecast to get 50-65cm of new powder.

It’s a similar story for the Hokkaido resorts with temperatures well below freezing top to bottom and 20-40cm forecast across the island. Kiroro will be the big winner with 45-55cm forecast.

snowless birch trees but a skier skis deep, fresh snow
Lotte Arai, Japan

What’s Open Now?


Austrian Interconnected Ski Areas

  • Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zürs, ​Warth, ​Schröcken] (84/85 lifts; 265/301km piste; 70-335cm base)
  • Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (45/46 lifts; 227/239km piste; 80-160cm base)
  • SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (75/82 lifts; 223/270km piste; 40-100cm base)
  • Ski Circus [Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn] (69/70 lifts; 220/270km piste; 50-130cm base)
  • Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (38/38 lifts; 213/214km piste; 50-170cm base)
  • KitzSki [Kitzbühel, ​Kirchberg] (58/58 lifts; 188/188km piste; 70-90cm base)
  • Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Königsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (50/52 lifts; 136/150km piste; 125-215cm base)
  • Snow Space Salzburg [Flachau, Wagrain, ​St. Johann-Alpendorf] (42/45 lifts; 103/120km piste; 60-140cm base)
  • Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (22/25 lifts; 96/112km piste; 85-160cm base)
  • Hochkönig [Maria Alm, ​Dienten, ​Mühlbach] (33/34 lifts; 90/120km piste; 60-130cm base)
  • Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau (37/45 lifts; 87/97km piste; 30-140cm base)\
  • Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfügen] (36/39 lifts; 83/86km piste; 10-95cm base)
  • Dachstein West [Gosau, ​Russbach, ​Annaberg] (21/22 lifts; 51/51km piste; 35-120cm base)

Austrian Ski Resorts

  • Axamer Lizum (6/9 lifts; 23/38km piste; 80-100cm base)
  • Bad Gastein (17/18 lifts; 72/82km piste; 40-140cm base)
  • Bad Kleinkirchheim (21/22 lifts; 90/103km piste; 50-90cm base)
  • Damuls Mellau (19/20 lifts; 75/81km piste; 110-170cm base)
  • Hintertux (18/21 lifts; 56/62km piste; 65-265cm base)
  • Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 49/55km piste; 210-340cm base)
  • Kitzsteinhorn (19/21 lifts; 56/61km piste; 40-200cm base)
  • Kuhtai (12/12 lifts; 41/47km piste; 150-210cm base)
  • Mayrhofen (44/44 lifts; 140/142km piste; 10-100cm base)
  • Nassfeld (27/30 lifts; 85/110km piste; 10-100cm base)
  • Nauders (11/11 lifts; 75/75km piste; 50-120cm base)
  • Obertauern (25/26 lifts; 100/100km piste; 140-200cm base)
  • Pitztal (7/7 lifts; 35/41km piste; 25-270cm base)
  • Schladming (45/47 lifts; 120/123km piste; 60-140cm base)
  • Silvretta Montafon (35/36 lifts; 130/140km piste; 20-190cm base)
  • Solden (29/31 lifts; 141/147km piste; 30-285cm base)
  • Stubai (20/26 lifts; 62/68km piste; 90-310cm base)
  • Tauplitz (15/17 lifts; 40/44km piste; 30-200cm base)
  • Zell am See (26/28 lifts; 72/77km piste; 40-140cm base)


French Interconnected Ski Areas

  • Les 3 Vallees [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (151/156 lifts; 552/600km piste; 155-215cm base)
  • Les Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Châtel, ​Morgins, ​Champéry] (146/165 lifts; 510/580km piste; 110-165cm base)
  • Tignes / Val D’Isere (77/79 lifts; 290/300km piste; 100-375cm base)
  • Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoëns, ​Sixt] (45/62 lifts; 195/265km piste; 20-400cm base)
  • Les Sybelles [Le Corbier, ​La Toussuire, Les Bottière, ​St Colomban des Villards, ​St Sorlin, ​St Jean d’Arves](51/68 lifts; 195/310km piste; 10-140cm base)
  • Le Grand Domaine [Valmorel, ​Doucy, ​Celliers, ​St François Longchamp] (39/47 lifts; 133/165km piste; 30-150cm base)
  • Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly/, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (64/82 lifts; 130/192km piste; 10-150cm base)
  • Espace Lumière [Pra Loup, ​Val d’Allos] (27/36 lifts; 120/180km piste; 25-120cm base)
  • Espace San Bernardo [La Rosière, ​La Thuile] (35/38 lifts; 105/144km piste; 90-310cm base)
  • Grand Tourmalet/​Pic du Midi [La Mongie, ​Barèges] (19/29 lifts; 100/100km piste; 50-60cm base)

French Ski Resorts

  • Alpe d’Huez (63/69 lifts; 160/250km piste; 100-285cm base)
  • Chamonix (55/67 lifts; 99/121 piste; 15-290cm base)
  • Font Romeu (21/23 lifts; 38/58km piste; 70-80cm base)
  • La Clusaz (28/49 lifts; 104/125km piste; 5-195cm base)
  • La Plagne (69/74 lifts; 199/225km piste; 30-300cm base)
  • Les 2 Alpes (32/44 lifts; 180/200km piste; 30-200cm base)
  • Les Arcs (51/53 lifts; 180/200km piste; 60-400cm base)
  • Les Contamines (19/24 lifts; 100/120km piste; 5-210cm base)
  • Megeve (78/81 lifts; 190/263km piste; 35-155cm base)
  • Serre Chevalier (46/59 lifts; 215/250km piste; 60-140cm base)
  • Val Cenis (27/29 lifts; 117/125km piste; 50-110cm base)
  • Vars/Risoul (30/36 lifts; 145/185km piste; 50-135cm base)



Italian Interconnected Ski Areas

  • Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenèvre] (52/69 lifts; 220/400km piste; 130-180cm base)
  • Monterosa Ski [Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney-La-Trinité, ​Champoluc, ​Frachey] (19/20 lifts; 115/132km piste; 35-100cm base)
  • 3 Zinnen Dolomites [Helm, ​Stiergarten, ​Rotwand/​Kreuzbergpass] (20/20 lifts; 84/86km 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)

Italian Ski Resorts

  • Alpe di Siusi (21/21 lifts; 62/63km piste; 40-60cm base)
  • Alta Badia (53/53 lifts; 124/130km piste; 30-50cm base)
  • Arabba/Marmolada (26/26 lifts; 55/63km piste; 50-80cm base)
  • Bardonecchia (11/22 lifts; 60/100km piste; 30-50cm base)
  • Bormio (11/14 lifts; 50/50km piste; 25-95cm base)
  • Courmayeur (18/18 lifts; 35/42km piste; 70-110cm base)
  • Cortina (26/27 lifts; 110/120km piste; 40-60cm base)
  • Kronplatz (31/31 lifts; 120/121km piste; 20-70cm base)
  • Livigno (30/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 90-135cm base)
  • Madesimo (18/10 lifts; 14/37km piste; 55-80cm base)
  • Madonna di Campiglio (57/58 lifts; 125/155km piste; 75-90cm base)
  • Meran 2000 (8/8 lifts; 40/40km piste; 85-115cm base)
  • Passo Tonale (30/30 lifts; 93/100km piste; 40-250cm base)
  • Pila (11/12 lifts; 40/50km piste; 30-50cm base)
  • San Martino di Castrozza (20/21 lifts; 55/60km 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 sunset over a mountain
Verbier, Switzerland


Swiss Interconnected Ski Areas

  • 4 Vallées [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz/, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (65/68 lifts; 390/412km piste; 40-250cm base)
  • Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia/, Valtournenche] (40/51 lifts; 270/322km piste; 25-220cm base)

Swiss Ski Resorts

  • Aletsch Arena (35/35 lifts; 92/104km piste; 115-140cm base)
  • Andermatt (12/13 lifts; 67/70km piste; 80-140cm base)
  • Arolla (5/5 lifts; 40/47km piste; 90-165cm base)
  • Arosa Lenzerheide (43/43 lifts; 207/225km piste; 110-120cm base)
  • Crans Montana (16/19 lifts; 100/140km piste; 100-180cm base)
  • Davos Klosters (18/18 lifts; 95/95km piste; 90-190cm base)
  • Engelberg-Titlis (16/17 lifts; 66/80km piste; 45-290cm base)
  • Flims Laax (28/28 lifts; 192/214km piste; 45-350cm base)
  • Grimentz Zinal (21/21 lifts; 114/115km piste; 40-130cm base)
  • Grindlewald Wengen (22/23 lifts; 66/102km piste; 5-65cm base)
  • Leukerbad (13/13 lifts; 45/48km piste; 30-220cm base)
  • Murren (16/16 lifts; 36/54km piste; 45-170cm base)
  • Saas Fee (20/23 lifts; 81/100km; 70-310cm base)
  • St Moritz (23/23 lifts; 152/155km piste; 10-90cm base)
  • Villars (22/25 lifts; 64/84km piste; 20-120cm base)


  • Arcalis (12/17 lifts; 20/30km piste; 60-90cm base)
  • Grandvalira (62/74 lifts; 119/215km piste; 40-70cm base)
  • Valnord (24/32 lifts; 34/63km piste; 30-35cm base)


  • Baqueira Beret (32/36 lifts; 141/165km piste; 120-150cm base)
  • Candanchu (13/24 lifts; 22/50km piste; 35-80cm base)
  • Cerler (9/20 lifts; 15/80km piste; 40-50cm base)
  • Formigal (14/21 lifts; 35/143km piste; 20-60cm base)
  • La Molina (14/33 lifts; 51/145km piste; 30-50cm base)
  • Sierra Nevada (11/24 lifts; 25/113km piste; 20-60cm base)

Nordic Resorts


  • Levi (18/26 lifts; 30/38km 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 (19/26 lifts; 33/53km piste; 70-70cm base)


  • Beitostolen (4/6 lifts; 7/12km piste; 60-60cm base)
  • Gaustablikk (7/14 lifts; 17/35km piste; 80-105cm base)
  • Geilo (18/20 lifts; 31/34km piste; 40-70cm base), Hafjell (15/18 lifts; 49/50km piste; 65-95cm base)
  • Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 33/44km piste; 35-65cm base), Kvitfjell (13/14 lifts; 37/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
  • Myrkdalen (8/9 lifts; 28/32km piste; 95-130cm base)
  • Narvik (4/6 lifts; 6/10km piste; 30-50cm base)
  • Oppdal (3/16 lifts; 11/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
  • Trysil (31/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 45-60cm base)
  • Voss (10/11 lifts; 33/45km piste; 95-130cm base) 


  • Are (31/35 lifts; 82/91km piste; 45-75cm base)
  • Idre Fjall (23/24 lifts; 37/41km piste; 50-70cm base)
  • Salen (40/40 lifts; 45/45km piste; 70-90cm base)
  • Vemdalen (16/16 lifts; 19/19km piste; 70-85cm base) 

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

  • Bjelasnica (3/7 lifts; 3/6 piste; 35-45cm base)
  • Jahorina (5/17 lifts; 23/52km piste; 45-45cm base)


  • Bansko (12/14 lifts; 36/75km piste; 5-80cm base)
  • Borovets (11/13 lifts; 50/58km piste; 85-105cm base)
  • Pamporovo (10/13 lifts; 15/30km piste; 70-80cm base)

Czech Republic

Špindlerův Mlýn (9/17 lifts; 21/28km piste; 50-100cm base)


  • Bakuriani (10/20 lifts; 18/29km piste; 45-70cm base)
  • Gudauri (10/15 lifts; 26/35km piste; 45-70cm base)
  • Tetnuldi (5/5 lifts; 14/14km piste; 45-70cm base)


  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (18/18 lifts; 34/40km piste; 40-125cm base)
  • Oberstdorf (12/14 lifts; 34/34km piste; 40-125cm base)
  • Spitzingsee (10/10 lifts; 11/15km piste; 70-130cm base)
  • Sudelfeld-Bayrischzell (11/13 lifts; 24/31km piste; 35-120cm base)


Malbun (7/7 lifts; 23/23km piste; 80-120cm base)


  • Białka Tatrzańska (16/19 lifts; 11/18km piste; 50-150cm base)
  • Zakopane (3/4 lifts; 3/3km piste; 15-80cm base)


Poiana Brasov (4/10 lifts; 5/14km piste; 20-30cm base)


Kopaonik (18/26 lifts; 22/55km piste; 5-25cm base)


  • Jasna (17/19 lifts; 47/45km piste; 40-100cm base)
  • Tatranska Lomnica (9/9 lifts; 12/12km piste; 50-80cm base)


  • Kanin-Bovec (4/10 lifts; 11/30km piste; 15-165cm base)
  • Kranjska Gora (3/15 lifts; 1/20km piste; 20-20cm base)
  • Krvavec (6/13 lifts; 5/30km piste; 0-35cm base), Maribor (9/14 lifts; 15/35km piste; 10-40cm base)
  • Vogel (7/9 lifts; 12/22km piste; 0-60cm base)


  • Ejder 3200 (13/13 lifts; 36/42 piste; 10-110cm base)
  • Erciyes (5/19 lifts; 6/34 piste; 10-80cm base)
a snowboarder on a grind
Glenshee scenes

United Kingdom – Scotland

  • Cairngorm Mountain (3/11 lifts; 5/32km piste; 0-15cm base)
  • The Lecht (2/13 lifts; 1/18km piste; 10-10cm base)
  • Glenshee (7/21 lifts; 5/40km piste; 10-10cm base)
the perfect ski shot of a skiers gloves, poles and head visible, whilst skiing deep powder, the trees absolutely cakes in snow
Steamboat’s mega snow haul

United States


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 45/62km piste; 100-275cm base)


  • Heavenly (17/27 lifts; 36/94km piste; 10-55cm base)
  • June Mountain (6/7 lifts; 30/41km piste; 30-40cm base)
  • Kirkwood (12/13 lifts; 63/65km piste; 45-95cm base)
  • Mammoth (19/25 lifts; 65/90km piste; 90-120cm base)
  • Northstar (12/19 lifts; 35/97km piste; 35-105cm base)
  • Palisades Tahoe (17/43 lifts; 51/200km piste; 70-125cm base)
  • Snow Summit (7/11 lifts; 13/29km piste; 40-50cm base)


  • Arapahoe Basin (6/9 lifts; 13/105km piste; 40-60cm base)
  • Aspen Highlands (5/5 lifts; 119/135km piste; 50-90cm base)
  • Aspen Mountain (8/9 lifts; 82/103km piste; 30-65cm base)
  • Beaver Creek (23/25 lifts; 78/150km piste: 50-100cm base)
  • Breckenridge (31/35 lifts; 80/153km piste; 50-70cm base)
  • Copper (19/24 lifts; 58/126km piste; 40-65cm base)
  • Keystone (21/21 lifts; 81/135km piste; 30-65cm base)
  • Loveland (7/10 lifts; 26/93km piste; 35-65cm base)
  • Snowmass (15/20 lifts; 127/237km piste; 40-100cm base)
  • Steamboat (20/20 lifts; 142/165km piste; 40-85cm base)
  • Telluride (16/19 lifts; 51/88km piste; 30-60cm base)
  • Vail (29/34 lifts; 204/234km piste; 60-110cm base)
  • Winter Park (18/25 lifts; 87/143km piste; 60-100cm base)
  • Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 100/100km piste; 130-135cm base) 


  • Schweitzer (6/10 lifts; 41/95km piste; 55-110cm base)
  • Tamarack (4/7 lifts; 18/42km piste; 45-90cm base)


Sugarloaf (9/15 lifts; 32/87km piste; 10-35cm base)

Sunday River (10/20 lifts; 35/85km piste; 60-70cm base)


  • Big Sky (31/38 lifts; 113/250km piste; 30-55cm base)
  • Bridger Bowl (9/11 lifts; 45/71km piste; 25-50cm base)
  • Whitefish (12/16 lifts; 58/91km piste; 55-140cm base)


  • Mt Rose (7/8 lifts; 48/60km piste; 60-120cm base) 

New Hampshire

  • Attitash (7/8 lifts; 9/37km piste; 40-45cm base)
  • Loon (9/11 lifts; 23/49km piste; 15-30cm base)
  • Wildcat (4/5 lifts; 5/25km piste; 5-30cm base) 

New Mexico

  • Taos (6/14 lifts; 32/113km piste; 65-100cm base)


  • Mt Bachelor (11/15 lifts; 67/100km piste; 60-100cm base)
  • Mt Hood (10/12 lifts; 68/90km piste; 55-105cm base)
  • Timberline (6/7 lifts; 25/31km piste; 80-140cm base) 


  • Alta (8/8 lifts; 57/71km piste; 105-185cm base)
  • Deer Valley (20/25 lifts; 73/103km piste; 70-95cm base)
  • Park City (36/42 lifts; 192/250km piste; 80-110cm base)
  • Powder Mountain (6/9 lifts; 51/68km piste; 70-115cm base)
  • Snowbird (12/14 lifts; 91/103km piste; 75-125cm base)
  • Solitude (9/9 lifts; 46/64km piste; 50-100cm base) 


  • Killington (11/22 lifts; 66/121km piste; 5-30cm base)
  • Okemo (12/20 lifts; 32/70km piste; 25-40cm base)
  • Smuggler’s Notch (4/8 lifts; 24/78km piste; 20-60cm base)
  • Stowe (9/12 lifts; 27/70km piste; 45-60cm base)


  • Crystal Mountain (7/11 lifts; 42/50km piste; 35-50cm base)
  • Mt Baker (7/10 lifts; 65/100km piste; 125-175cm base) 

West Virginia

  • Snowshoe (10/12 lifts; 18/31km piste; 45-120cm base)


  • Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 34/35km piste; 90-140cm base)
  • Jackson Hole (12/13 lifts; 66/116km piste; 30-130cm base) 
A snowboarder and skier, ride while its snowing heavily
Tremblant snowing hard



  • Castle Mountain (5/6 lifts; 35/94km piste; 30-70cm base)
  • Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 45-90cm base)
  • Marmot Basin (6/7 lifts; 75/91km piste; 30-45cm base)
  • Mt Norquay (5/5 lifts; 13/16km piste; 50-75cm base)
  • Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 50-90cm base)

British Columbia

  • Big White (11/12 lifts; 45/105km piste; 30-140cm base)
  • Fernie (19/10 lifts; 134/142km piste; 80-170cm base)
  • Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 73/100km piste; 40-100cm base)
  • Kimberley (5/5 lifts; 46/80km piste; 0-85cm base)
  • Panorama (10/10 lifts; 98/100km piste; 65-90cm base)
  • Red Mountian (5/8 lifts; 25/120km piste; 95-100cm base)
  • Revelstoke (5/7 lifts; 32/55km piste; 70-140cm base)
  • Silver Star (10/10 lifts; 99/115km piste; 45-125cm base)
  • Sun Peaks (12/12 lifts; 109/135km piste; 30-105cm base)
  • Whistler Blackcomb (23/27 lifts; 160/200km piste; 20-165cm base)
  • Whitewater (5/5 lifts; 50/50km piste; 140-145cm base)


  • Blue Mountain (9/11 lifts; 14/29km piste; 40-40cm base)


  • Le Massif (7/9 lifts; 11/39km piste; 25-45cm base)
  • Mont Saint Anne (6/9 lifts; 15/73 piste; 35-50cm base)
  • Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (6/8 lift; 18/38km piste; 20-50cm base)
  • Stoneham (5/6 lifts; 10/34km piste; 35-50cm base)
  • Tremblant (12/14 lifts; 48/82km piste; 20-110cm base)
a table is piled with what looks like a metre of fresh snow
Niseko overnight depth



  • Happo One Hakuba (19/22 lifts; 45/52km piste; 60-170cm base)
  • Naeba (9/15 lifts; 9/19km piste; 40-60cm base)
  • Nozawa Onsen (13/17 lifts; 31/44km piste; 50-120cm base)
  • Shigakogen (38/48 lifts; 71/83km piste; 50-120cm base)
  • Zao Onsen (32/35 lifts; 39/50km piste; 40-70cm base)


  • Furano (9/9 lifts; 31/32km piste; 95-170cm base)
  • Kamui (6/6 lifts; 22/24km piste; 100-160cm base)
  • Kiroro (2/10 lifts; 3/24 piste; 70-160cm base)
  • Niseko United (27/32 lifts; 41/51km piste; 140-300cm base)
  • Rusutsu (15/18 lifts; 40/42km piste; 115-145cm base)
  • Sahoro (6/8 lifts; 16/25km piste; 65-90cm base)
  • Tomamu (5/6 lifts; 21/22km piste; 50-160cm 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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