Sunset over Lotte Arai ski resort. Snow is coming

The true start of a huge storm will bring 2 meters of snow to Madarao Mountain

The snow has been falling in earnest all morning and the temperature is -3 degrees in the village. After yesterday's 10cm’s base that was laid down this is the start of the main part of the storm cycle. The Snow forecast is calling for storm part 1 over the next 4 days to deliver 150cm’s (not a typo). We will then have a day of bluebird followed by storm mark 2 with another 45cm’s. Typically the forecasts predict way less than Madarao gets as it creates it’s own weather pattern and it must be really hard to forecast for. We hope this is one of those storm cycles but rest assured that we will keep you updated with how it unfolds.

We are planning on riding starting tomorrow (or maybe this afternoon). The resort at Madarao doesn’t open till the weekend but there are many lines to be had both on Madarao Mountain and all over the region with a few resorts opening last weekend.

We will be sure to send through pics of our shenanigans over the next few days.

Pic today of Lotte Arai one of the resorts near Madarao from last night as the sun set. You know what they say about a red sky in the evening in Nagano... Snowmagedon is coming

Posted on Mon 14 December 2020