We love reporting good snow news and there’s been a lot of that lately, especially for Western U.S. skiers and riders. But, they’re not the only ones! The weekend brought a snow-laden storm to the northwestern and northern Alps, and it’s still snowing! Hokkaido is also enjoying its legendary “Japanuary” conditions. In fact, we currently have boots on the ground, who have reported back on the latest snowfall. Learn more below.
Significant snowfall for Switzerland
According to wepowder.com, the Swiss Glaner Alps made out best from this latest storm, receiving 120 cm (50 inches) of powder since Friday. A boon for spring conditions, the snow line dropped deep into the valleys. Snowfall is expected to continue into Tuesday and by the end of the week, many northern resorts will likely pick up another four to six inches.
Top snowfall in Switzerland
- Engelberg-Titlis | 57″ last 6 days
- Interlaken/Jungfrau Region | 53″ last 6 days
- Gstaad | 41 ” last 6 days
- Andermatt | 30″ last 6 days
- Davos – Klosters | 23″ last 6 days
Japanuary confirmed by Ski.com
Currently, our first, guided Japan ski-trip is underway and we’ve received official confirmation that Hokkaido’s legendary snowfall is indeed the real thing. During the first stop of their trip, which was in Rusutsu, our crew was treated to 23 cm (nine inches) of snowfall in 24 hours on top of 65 cm (25 inches) from the week prior. Now, they’re off to Niseko, where things are also looking deep. Stay tuned on the Ski.com Facebook and Instagram pages for more snow updates.
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