Of course global warming can’t be ignored, but last year’s poor snow season across the northern hemisphere had fear mongers in overdrive.
The panic has been allayed – temporarily at least – as Japan and the rest of the world enjoy a return to normal winter weather patterns, with many places even enjoying record snowfalls.
Niseko coughed and spluttered its way into season 07/08 and gave some the jitters, but we finally had some classic Siberian storm action smash us consistently throughout January.
Further afield, Aspen Snowmass broke its all-time record December snowfall with exactly 3m at the peak – nearly triple the monthly average – and the deluge has continued into the New Year.
Also in Colorado, Steamboat recorded its third heaviest Decembersnowfall during its 99-year record-keeping history.
Europe is also enjoying a good season which kicked off super early. By halfway through November the Austrian Tirol had already received over a metre of snow and they ended up calling it the best start to a season in 20 or 30 years – Kitzbühel had its earliest ever opening.
Check out our Niseko snow report for all the latest