This personal blog contains snow, avalanche and weather data along with weekly commentary that may be useful in planning your Hakuba backcountry outings.

More important than anything else

1. Hakuba Avalanche Bulletin by the Japan Avalanche Network.
2. Understand the Avalanche Danger Scale.
3. Know what the avalanche problem is and how to avoid it.
4. Carry beacon, shovel and probe in the backcountry. Know how to use them.

Other useful info

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Recent weather data recorded at 6am each day for the preceding 24 hours. Altitude 800m.


Data for the coming season will appear here soon. Please check back later.

Hakuba Backcountry Weekly Snowpack Summary

Each season I try to provide useful avalanche and backcountry ski quality info here. Please check back in late December.

Seasonal Comparisons