Japan Is Having Its Best Season in Years: December 2014 Photo Tour

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[This post is sponsored by evo.com]

December 14th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 14th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania

Japan is having its best ski season in years right now.  It’s not normal for Japan to have this much snow this early in the season.  The bushes are covered, the big lines are in and it’s game on most everywhere on Honshu & Hokkaido isle.

The most snow at this time in the past 7 years.
This year [black line]  is sporting the most snow at this time in the past 7 years in Hakuba, Japan.  graph:  Hakuba Mountain Life
Ski resorts in the Hakuba area have already gotten 332 cms (132 inches or 11 Feet) of snow at their bases in the month of December alone.  A few of the resorts have snow depths over 300cms (9.8 feet).  It’s weird out there…

`December 14th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 14th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania

If you haven’t been to Japan yet – if you haven’t seen it snow in Japan yet – it’s time to go.  evo is taking skiers and riders to Japan this winter.  Evo’s got all the details worked out for you so all you have to do is show up, ski deep pow, eat great food, and get blown away by amazing culture.

December 15th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 14th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen

We just arrived here last night.  The boys have been saying it’s been full on neck-deep powder here since Mid-December.  Today was our first day and it was ridiculously deep, as per usual.  It snowed SO HARD today.  We’d forgotten just how hard it can snow here.  It snowed 2 inches per hour all day today and it got wild out there.

Christmas.  Hakuba, Japan.  2014.  photo:  Powdermania
Christmas. Hakuba, Japan. 2014. photo: Powdermania

The forecast is for nothing but more snow with a big storm rolling in on New Years Eve that’s supposed to last for 3 days.  They are forecasting so much snow that we’re almost a bit scared…  There’s so much snow here already…

December 26th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 26th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen

There’s not much to think about on this one.  If you wanna ski pow, it’s time to drop in.  evo’s got you covered with 4 epic trips lined up for this winter in Japan:

Trip 1 – January 24th – February 1st 2015Hakuba, Japan
Trip 2 – January 31st – February 8th, Myoko, Japan
Trip 3 – February 7th – February 15th 2015, Hakuba, Japan
Trip 4 – February 7th – February 15th – Sold out, Myoko, Japan

More information here:  Evo Japanese Alps Trip 2014

PHOTO TOUR:

December 23rd, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 23rd, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 26th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 26th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 15th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 15th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen
December 18th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 18th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen
December 14th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 14th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 24th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 24th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen
Christmas.  Hakuba, Japan.  2014.  photo:  Powdermania
Christmas. Hakuba, Japan. 2014. photo: Powdermania
December 26th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 26th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 26th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 26th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 25th, 2014.  Nozawa Onsen, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 25th, 2014. Nozawa Onsen, Japan. photo: Nozawa Onsen
December 14th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 14th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
Christmas.  Hakuba, Japan.  2014.  photo:  Powdermania
Christmas. Hakuba, Japan. 2014. photo: Powdermania
December 19th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 19th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
December 26th, 2014.  Hakuba, Japan.  photo:  Powdermania
December 26th, 2014. Hakuba, Japan. photo: Powdermania
Christmas.  Hakuba, Japan.  2014.  photo:  Powdermania
Christmas. Hakuba, Japan. 2014. photo: Powdermania

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3 thoughts on “Japan Is Having Its Best Season in Years: December 2014 Photo Tour

  1. Hi Miles! These photos are absolutely amazing! I had a wonderful time with you and your family over the Thanksgiving holiday. It looks as though you had a spectacular Christmas! So I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year! Take Care and keep in touch.❄
    Chanette Powell

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