Japanese birch trees and fresh snow
Ski Resorts

Guess Who’s Back? Back Again?

Thankfully for continental Europe Old Man Winter is back, with the first significant snowfall of 2024 for most resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees.

Expert resort management combined with sophisticated snow making has allowed resorts to offer very good and extensive piste skiing in 2024 despite the dry, sunny conditions.

But with an average of 15-20cm set to fall across the Alps through Monday, conditions should be greatly improved. Perfect timing for the upcoming February Half Term school holidays.

a ski village under snow
Tetnuldi, Georgia

News From Around the Ski World

Big news out of the United States with both Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Arapahoe Basin, Colorado announcing new ownership.
Jackson Hole has passed hands from the Kemmerer Family, owners since 1992, to local residents Mike Corbat and Eric Macy.
The Kemmerer Family didn’t want the resort to become absorbed by a large corporation, so Corbat and Macy, both members of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s board, appear to be the perfect fit.

Arapahoe Basin is being sold to Alterra Mountain Company. Arapahoe Basin has been a partner resort on the Ikon Pass for the last three seasons and will become a fully fledged Ikon resort from next season.

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 check back for the latest snow news and our tips for where the snow will be.

Between snow reports check our Instagram account to see the latest images and videos from ski resorts around the world.

skier in a powder ball
Jackson Hole’s fresh snow load

Forecast for the Next 3-4 Days

An average of 15-20cm is set to fall above 2,000m across the Alps through Monday, greatly improving conditions in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

The linked resorts of Cervinia, Italy and Zermatt, Switzerland are set to receive 25cm through Monday, but the big winner of this storm will be Saas Fee, Switzerland where 39cm is forecast.

There should be dramatic improvement above 2,000m in the Pyrenees, Andorra, and Southern Spain with Formigal, Spain forecast to receive 48cm and Gourette, France 60cm through Monday.

The mercury has dropped in Finland with temperatures between -20 to -25C and clear skies through Monday.

Both Norway and Sweden can expect temperatures between -15C to -20C through Monday, with clear skies and no precipitation.
Central and Eastern Europe will see between 10-15cm of snowfall above 1,750m with Krvavec, Slovenia set to receive 25cm.

Further east, the Georgian and Turkish resorts will remain cold and sunny after heavy snowfall the previous couple of days.

There’ll be welcome snowfall at the Scottish resorts over the weekend, with 10-15cm forecast.

The East Coast of the US can expect freeze thaw conditions with rain top to bottom on Saturday, before sub zero temperatures return early next week.

The Mountain States of the US will see a mix of sunshine and snowfall with Telluride, Colorado set to receive 20cm.

The western states of the US will see sub zero temperatures and 5-10cm of new snowfall.

beautiful dusk and a skier off piste
Alyeska, Alaska

Alyeska, Alaska is set to receive 60cm.

Eastern Canada can expect freeze thaw conditions with rain top to bottom on Friday, before sub zero temperatures return over the weekend.

The mountain provinces of Alberta and BC will see temperatures well below freezing and 5-10cm of new snow.

The freezing level will rise to 1,250m at Whistler Blackcomb over the weekend bringing rain below that level but 10cm of new snow in the alpine.

Japanese snow monsters (trees caked in snow) under green and blue lights
Japanese ‘snow monsters’ | C. Ace Mark Almoroto

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is in a very consistent pattern of temperatures between -5C and -8C and daily snowfalls of 5-10cm. Kiroro is set to receive 32cm through Monday.

On Japan’s main island of Honshu most resorts will receive 15-20cm of new snow over the next four days.

a frosted tree branch sparkling in sunlight
Thomas Pfister | Zillertal

Snow Stats From Ski Areas Around the World

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zurs, ​Warth, ​Schrocken] (83/85 lifts; 279/301km piste; 60-350cm base)
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (81/82 lifts; 238/270km piste; 35-90cm base)
Ski Circus [Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn] (68/70 lifts; 221/270km piste; 50-100cm base)
Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (46/46 lifts; 214/239km piste; 40-130cm base)
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (38/38 lifts; 214/214km piste; 25-140cm base)
KitzSki [Kitzbuhel, ​Kirchberg] (57/57 lifts; 188/188km piste; 60-95cm base)
Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Konigsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (51/52 lifts; 148/150km 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] (43/45 lifts; 116/120km piste; 60-140cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (22/25 lifts; 100/112km piste; 65-145cm base)
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau (42/45 lifts; 92/97km piste; 20-130cm base)
Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfugen] (34/39 lifts; 86/86km piste; 10-115cm base)
Dachstein West [Gosau, ​Russbach, ​Annaberg] (21/22 lifts; 51/51km piste; 25-110cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Axamer Lizum (6/9 lifts; 20/38km piste; 85-110cm 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 (21/21 lifts; 80/81km piste; 110-170cm base)
Hintertux (19/20 lifts; 56/62km piste; 10-295cm base)
Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 49/55km piste; 210-360cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (21/21 lifts; 61/61km piste; 40-220cm 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; 140-200cm base)
Schladming (44/47 lifts; 120/123km piste; 90-140cm base)
Silvretta Montafon (34/36 lifts; 132/140km piste; 20-185cm base)
Solden (29/31 lifts; 140/147km piste; 20-295cm base)
Stubai (21/26 lifts; 64/68km piste; 60-335cm base)
Tauplitz (16/17 lifts; 40/44km piste; 30-200cm base)
Zell am See (27/28 lifts; 69/77km piste; 20-140cm base)

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (153/156 lifts; 552/600km piste; 150-210cm base)
Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Chatel, ​Morgins, ​Champery] (152/165 lifts; 520/580km piste; 15-150cm 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; 5-130cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoens, ​Sixt] (55/62 lifts; 228/265km piste; 0-400cm base)
Le Grand Domaine [Valmorel, ​Doucy, ​Celliers, ​St Francois Longchamp] (40/47 lifts; 136/165km piste; 20-160cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (64/82 lifts; 130/192km piste; 95-155cm 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; 100-330cm base)
Grand Tourmalet/​Pic du Midi [La Mongie, ​Bareges] (18/29 lifts; 70/100km piste; 30-40cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Alpe d’Huez (63/69 lifts; 171/250km piste; 85-350cm base)
Chamonix (76/81 lifts; 96/120 piste; 15-280cm base)
Font Romeu (22/23 lifts; 37/58km piste; 70-70cm base)
La Clusaz (46/49 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; 30-345cm base)
Les Arcs (51/53 lifts; 184/200km piste; 55-405cm base)
Les Contamines (20/24 lifts; 110/120km piste; 0-255cm base)
Megeve (79/80 lifts; 190/263km piste; 10-130cm base)
Serre Chevalier (51/59 lifts; 215/250km piste; 25-105cm base)
Val Cenis (29/29 lifts; 117/125km piste; 55-110cm base)
Vars/Risoul (32/35 lifts; 167/185km piste; 30-155cm base)

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; 124/130km piste; 45-65cm base)
Arabba/Marmolada (26/26 lifts; 55/63km piste; 50-80cm base)
Bardonecchia (13/22 lifts; 80/100km piste; 45-70cm base)
Bormio (12/14 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; 135/155km piste; 60-65cm base)
Meran 2000 (8/8 lifts; 40/40km piste; 90-120cm 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 (10/11 lifts; 44/44km piste; 100-180cm base)
Val Gardena (79/79 lifts; 175/181km piste; 60-70cm base)

a photo of a distant cable car taken from inside the frame of a snow cave
Mattia Storni, Switzerland

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

4 Vallees [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (62/68 lifts; 390/412km piste; 40-270cm base)
Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (43/51 lifts; 295/322km piste; 25-240cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Aletsch Arena (35/35 lifts; 91/104km piste; 95-150cm base)
Andermatt (13/13 lifts; 65/70km piste; 55-105cm base)
Arolla (5/5 lifts; 40/47km piste; 85-160cm base)
Arosa Lenzerheide (43/43 lifts; 212/225km piste; 110-120cm base)
Crans Montana (18/19 lifts; 120/140km piste; 100-160cm base)
Davos Klosters (18/18 lifts; 95/95km piste; 70-185cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (17/17 lifts; 70/70km piste; 0-270cm base)
Flims Laax (28/28 lifts; 193/214km piste; 15-360cm base)
Grimentz Zinal (21/21 lifts; 114/115km piste; 40-130cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (21/23 lifts; 93/102km piste; 0-80cm base)
Leukerbad (13/13 lifts; 47/47km piste; 30-220cm base)
Murren (16/16 lifts; 50/54km piste; 45-240cm base)
Saas Fee (22/23 lifts; 87/100km; 60-295cm base)
St Moritz (23/23 lifts; 152/155km piste; 10-90cm base)
Villars (23/25 lifts; 64/84km piste; 20-115cm base)

a man walks up hill with skis on back, the ski area far below
Arcalis, Andorra

Andorra

Arcalis (12/17 lifts; 22/30km piste; 60-100cm base)
Grandvalira (67/74 lifts; 119/215km piste; 25-65cm base)
Valnord (24/32 lifts; 43/63km piste; 30-60cm base)

Spain

Baqueira Beret (35/36 lifts; 108/165km piste; 75-105cm base)
Candanchu (7/24 lifts; 10/50km piste; 20-50cm base)
Cerler (15/20 lifts; 26/80km piste; 35-45cm base)
Formigal (16/21 lifts; 33/143km 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)

a silhouette of a skier with the sun low over the valley
Levi, Finland

Nordic Resorts

Finland

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 (16/26 lifts; 33/53km piste; 100-100cm base)

Norway

Beitostolen (5/6 lifts; 11/12km piste; 105-105cm base)
Gaustablikk (6/14 lifts; 9/35km piste; 80-105cm base)
Geilo (13/20 lifts; 31/34km piste; 40-70cm base)
Hafjell (16/18 lifts; 49/50km piste; 65-95cm base)
Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 35/44km piste; 45-100cm base)
Kvitfjell (13/14 lifts; 37/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
Myrkdalen (8/9 lifts; 28/32km piste; 130-200cm base)
Narvik (2/6 lifts; 4/10km piste; 30-80cm base)
Oppdal (6/16 lifts; 16/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
Strandafjellet (4/6 lifts; 12/25km piste; 110-120cm base)
Trysil (31/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 65-85cm base)
Voss (10/11 lifts; 32/45km piste; 175-195cm base)

Sweden

Are (31/35 lifts; 82/91km piste; 60-120cm base)
Idre Fjall (23/24 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; 40-40cm base)
Jahorina (9/17 lifts; 33/52km piste; 30-30cm base)

two kids skiing on the shade, a snowless valley below with just mountain tops white capped
Bansko’s snowline

Bulgaria

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; 70-125cm base)

Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (18/18 lifts; 39/40km piste; 40-120cm base)
Oberstdorf (10/14 lifts; 34/34km piste; 40-135cm base)
Spitzingsee (10/10 lifts; 10/15km piste; 40-80cm base)
Sudelfeld-Bayrischzell (8/13 lifts; 16/31km piste; 25-90cm base)

Liechenstein

Malbun (7/7 lifts; 23/23km piste; 40-110cm base)

Poland

Bialka Tatrzanska (19/19 lifts; 17/18km piste; 50-150cm base)
Zakopane (3/4 lifts; 3/3km piste; 25-100cm base)

Romania

Poiana Brasov (4/10 lifts; 5/13km piste; 25-30cm base)

Serbia

Kopaonik (24/26 lifts; 42/55km piste; 0-25cm base)

Slovakia

Jasna (17/19 lifts; 47/51km piste; 40-100cm base)
Tatranska Lomnica (6/9 lifts; 11/11km piste; 50-80cm base)

Slovenia

Kanin-Bovec (4/10 lifts; 10/30km piste; 15-160cm base)
Kranjska Gora (10/15 lifts; 13/20km piste; 30-30cm base)
Krvavec (8/13 lifts; 15/30km piste; 0-40cm base)
Maribor (12/14 lifts; 25/35km piste; 0-40cm base)
Vogel (9/9 lifts; 12/22km piste; 10-65cm base)

United Kingdom

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

Georgia

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)

Turkey

Ejder 3200 (13/13 lifts; 38/42 piste; 30-130cm base)
Erciyes (8/19 lifts; 12/34 piste; 30-110cm base)

a snowboard tip visible in deep powder spray
Arapahoe Basin, newly sold and newly coated in snow

USA

Alaska
Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 49/62km piste; 140-255cm base)

California
Heavenly (22/27 lifts; 86/94km piste; 30-85cm base)
Kirkwood (10/13 lifts; 64/65km piste; 75-185cm base)
Mammoth (23/25 lifts; 75/90km piste; 215-290cm base)
Northstar (15/19 lifts; 72/97km piste; 85-195cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (20/43 lifts; 148/200km piste; 105-240cm base)

Colorado
Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 78/105km piste; 70-125cm base)
Aspen Highlands (5/5 lifts; 130/135km piste; 70-120cm base)
Aspen Mountain (8/9 lifts; 103/103km piste; 40-75cm base)
Beaver Creek (24/25 lifts; 106/150km piste: 70-100cm base)
Breckenridge (35/35 lifts; 131/153km piste; 70-105cm base)
Copper (22/24 lifts; 120/126km piste; 90-165cm base)
Keystone (21/21 lifts; 117/135km piste; 60-115cm base)
Loveland (10/10 lifts; 81/93km piste; 65-110cm base)
Snowmass (16/20 lifts; 194/237km piste; 50-120cm base)
Steamboat (20/20 lifts; 165/165km piste; 50-115cm base)
Telluride (19/19 lifts; 76/88km piste; 60-100cm base)
Vail (31/34 lifts; 232/234km piste; 70-125cm base)
Winter Park (20/25 lifts; 133/143km piste; 130-145cm base)
Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 100/100km piste; 145-150cm base)

Idaho
Schweitzer (6/10 lifts; 48/95km piste; 50-135cm base)
Tamarack (6/7 lifts; 37/42km piste; 70-150cm base)

Maine
Sugarloaf (8/15 lifts; 77/87km piste; 25-60cm base)
Sunday River (12/20 lifts; 82/84km piste; 70-80cm base)

Montana
Big Sky (31/38 lifts; 113/250km piste; 65-75cm base)
Bridger Bowl (11/11 lifts; 65/71km piste; 25-55cm base)
Whitefish (13/16 lifts; 73/91km piste; 55-165cm base)

Nevada
Mt Rose (7/8 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 (11/14 lifts; 93/113km piste; 60-150cm base)

Oregon
Mt Bachelor (9/15 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)

Utah
Alta (7/8 lifts; 57/71km piste; 150-255cm base)
Deer Valley (21/25 lifts; 100/103km piste; 145-170cm base)
Park City (39/42 lifts; 250/250km piste; 150-190cm base)
Powder Mountain (8/9 lifts; 68/68km piste; 90-155cm base)
Snowbird (12/14 lifts; 91/103km piste; 100-180cm base)
Solitude (9/9 lifts; 46/64km piste; 85-160cm base)

Vermont
Killington (14/22 lifts; 110/118km piste; 20-40cm base)
Okemo (13/20 lifts; 58/70km piste; 25-40cm base)
Smuggler’s Notch (6/8 lifts; 58/78km piste; 20-60cm base)
Stowe (10/12 lifts; 61/70km piste; 45-60cm base)

Washington
Crystal Mountain (7/11 lifts; 31/50km piste; 55-80cm base)
Mt Baker (5/10 lifts; 55/100km piste; 110-160cm base)

West Virginia
Snowshoe (11/12 lifts; 29/31km piste; 45-110cm base)

Wyoming
Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 33/35km piste; 110-185cm base)
Jackson Hole (13/13 lifts; 116/116km piste; 65-195cm base)

a snow covered whistler at peak
Reinaldo Tragnone

Canada

Alberta
Castle Mountain (5/6 lifts; 43/94km piste; 40-90cm base)
Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 55-105cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 75/91km piste; 60-60cm base)
Mt Norquay (5/5 lifts; 12/16km piste; 80-85cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 50-105cm base)

British Columbia
Big White (12/12 lifts; 103/105km piste; 70-170cm base)
Fernie (9/10 lifts; 134/142km piste; 90-155cm base)
Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 73/100km piste; 40-120cm base)
Kimberley (5/5 lifts; 45/80km 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; 90-160cm base)
Silver Star (10/10 lifts; 113/115km piste; 60-140cm base)
Sun Peaks (12/12 lifts; 133/135km piste; 40-130cm base)
Whistler Blackcomb (22/27 lifts; 180/200km piste; 0-130cm base)
Whitewater (5/5 lifts; 50/50km piste; 140-140cm base)

Ontario
Blue Mountain (10/11 lifts; 27/29km piste; 60-70cm base)

Quebec
Le Massif (7/9 lifts; 37/39km piste; 40-65cm base)
Mont Saint Anne (5/9 lifts; 59/73 piste; 50-70cm base)
Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (6/8 lift; 36/38km piste; 55-95cm base)
Stoneham (5/6 lifts; 27/34km piste; 55-75cm base)
Tremblant (13/14 lifts; 75/82km piste; 0-130cm base)

a skier in deep fresh snow
Andrew Jay, Big White

Japan

Hokkaido
Furano (9/9 lifts; 31/32km piste; 110-190cm 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; 130-340cm base)
Rusutsu (15/18 lifts; 41/42km piste; 155-205cm base)
Sahoro (7/8 lifts; 19/25km piste; 70-130cm base)
Tomamu (6/6 lifts; 21/21km piste; 55-185cm base)

Honshu
Happo One Hakuba (20/22 lifts; 52/52km piste; 80-240cm base)
Naeba (9/15 lifts; 17/18km piste; 60-120cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (14/17 lifts; 44/44km piste; 100-225cm base)
Shigakogen (45/48 lifts; 82/83km piste; 100-270cm base)
Zao Onsen (33/35 lifts; 45/50km piste; 70-150cm 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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  • Mike
    You used the term “through Monday” seven times in this article, but to me as an English speaker, it means nothing so it is a most unhelpful term to use on the important issue of mountain weather. Do you mean it will snow from now until Monday or just all day Monday or what?