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Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast
10 months ago

Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its seasonal forecast for the 2023/24 winter season (December-February), and the numbers aren’t likely to impress the snowsports community.

While last year’s ski …
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Japan’s weather bureau predicts above average snowfall in La Niña-affected 22/23 winter
2 years ago

Japan’s weather bureau predicts above average snowfall in La Niña-affected 22/23 winter

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Last week we heard that Japan might be days away from announcing a game-changing tourism update, this week the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has predicted a snowier than average 2022/23 …
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Japan is having its snowiest ski season in a decade: here are the numbers to prove it
2 years ago

Japan is having its snowiest ski season in a decade: here are the numbers to prove it

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It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s seen the recent photos of chairlifts disappearing under metres of snow: Japan’s 2021/22 winter season has been one of the best …
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Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news for some and a concern for others
4 years ago

Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news for some and a concern for others

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its forecast for the 2020/21 winter season, indicating that above average snowfall and colder than average temperatures are a likely outcome for resorts …
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5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there
4 years ago

5 reasons Japan’s 20/21 ski season could be epic … if you can get there

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COVID-19 has thrown a giant spanner in the works – one that is already having a major impact on international travel and which will likely extend to Japan’s 2020/21 winter …
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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
7 years ago

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season

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Niseko is expected to receive up to 120 cm of snow over the next seven days, in what will likely be one of the strongest starts to the season in …
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La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season
7 years ago

La Niña a 50% chance to affect the Japanese ski season

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The Japanese Meteorological Agency is, once again, predicting that La Niña is a chance (50%) of emerging before the season’s end. If this were to happen, Japan would likely experience …
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A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer
7 years ago

A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer

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The mountains around Yuzawa are currently covered in their fall colours. It is a great display every year due to the many different types of trees, and brings plenty of …
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Japanese weather bureau announces the arrival of La Niña
8 years ago

Japanese weather bureau announces the arrival of La Niña

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The Japanese weather bureau said on Tuesday that La Niña had arrived, following its August announcement that the weather pattern would be a 70% chance to emerge. The revelation bodes well for Japanese ski resorts, …
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5 reasons to ski Japan in winter 2016/17
8 years ago

5 reasons to ski Japan in winter 2016/17

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Winter 2016/17 is shaping up to be a very good season for Japan, particularly if you’re someone who likes their snow deep, dry and light (and we know you are). …
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