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Don't know about you lot, but I'm getting pretty tired of this unseasonably mild weather. When are we going to start seeing snow on the menu, for Hokkaido at least?

Also, I know it's just a waste of energy guessing, but what about your wildly optimistic predictions for the season's snowfall? These seem to be lack on the forums so far this year... hit me.

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After autumn finishes and after we pass through that messy 'between autumn and winter' miserable kind of weather stage, I reckon.

Did you not see snowdude's predictions?
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http://www.snowjapan...orecast-201112/

Here you go
There's a few first snow threads as well if you look on the 2nd/3rd pages. Actually there's a tag on the right hand side there, very benri.
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Full on autumn in these parts.
Really loving it actually, I'm in no rush.

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With this weather I'm still rockin the cool biz duds. I'm not even into long sleeve mode yet nevermind snow mode. Hokkaido trip is fully booked now though...so I guess that's a start.
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I think there's a possibility of reasonable snowfalls to fairly low levels in Hokkaido on 8 Nov for a couple of days. Will keep an eye on it.
In my time in Hokkaido I'd say on average we'd get first snowfalls to low levels around the 2nd week of Nov. Sometimes it would set in with consistent snowfalls to low levels from then and sometimes it would take another couple of weeks or so before it really set in. Last season was very late though with consistent snowfalls to low levels not starting until almost mid Dec. Hopefully this year starts earlier than that.

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Took my board down to Kona Surf in Asahikawa for an edge grind and hot wax...

Kurodake is due to open tomorrow, but with approximately 0 (zero) inches of snowbase... well... might hit the piss instead.

People kept telling me how cold Hokkaido is... but now that I'm here... well I thought I'd be riding by now.

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By May you'll be wondering if it's ever going to warm up! ;)

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Hey GN if I remember correctly your avatar photo was taken early in the season, i remember getting excited when you posted those photos, what time of the year was that?

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Actually thmy avatar photo was taken on 10th Feb 2008. It's from the frozen surface of Hangetsu ko (half moon lake) looking back up Yotei.

Here is a photo of Kurodake on 8th Nov 2008. The lifts were open and a group of us went up for some early turns.

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As for the 8th this month it's not looking as cold as I was expecting now. Should be snow up higher but not right down low. That first big winter blast looking a while off yet.

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There will probably be no significant snow fall until the 6th Jan (the day I leave after 18 days boarding on grass). My last two trips to Japan (07 & 09) have been memorable for the late snowfall. Throw me overboard now, I am the Jonah of snow. :rolleyes:
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Britain has been warned of plummeting temperatures from the end of next week, temps are predicted to fall as far as -15 in some places.
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Thats not much of a help ;)
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I'm chilling out not thinking about it.
It will come and me stressing ain't going to change anything.

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View Posttorihada, on 04 November 2011 - 07:32 AM, said:

There will probably be no significant snow fall until the 6th Jan (the day I leave after 18 days boarding on grass). My last two trips to Japan (07 & 09) have been memorable for the late snowfall. Throw me overboard now, I am the Jonah of snow. :rolleyes:


That's fine by me I arrive on the 15th!!!! Hehehehe :sj-lol:
It's all down hill from now..........

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yuki mark for asahikawa monday, tuesday, wednesday next week!

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Yes was just seeing that on the resort page here

http://www.snowjapan...l.php?resid=215

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frost on the ground this morning, but a forecast high of 12...
temperatures to fall dramatically on monday.

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I had a dream that Shiga was covered in snow....and later in that dream I was stung by a wasp. So I have no f'ing idea what's going on, lol







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