Global warming just hot air?

By 19th January 2008 June 28th, 2014 News, Niseko Snow Report

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.

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