Snowfall: 18 cm's
Min temp: -8°c / 17°f
Max temp: 2°c / 35°f
Max wind: 23 km/h
As the crowds descend on Nagano's ski resorts on the weekends it pays to get off the beaten track and Togari Onsen is high on the list with excellent snow and super fun terrain...
Togari get's plenty of snow and is little known so it ticks the boxes. With a decent vertical it has more than enough to ensure you get the powder turns you deserve.
The resort is divided into two sections. The top has some really fun fall line powder courses and the bottom has expansive runs down rice paddies with little terraced drops.
There is no English speaking ski school here and good rental gear is very limited.
Togari does face the sun so mornings are best and you definitely want to come here when the temps are cold and the snow is snowing.
On warmer days caution needs to be exercised as there are slides occasionally and you should not go off the open courses. You definitely shouldn't go off course unless you have avalanche training and all the gear including beacons, shovel and probe at the least... We ride with Black Diamond Jetforce Airbags here.
Snowball Chalet will run day tours from Madarao here when the snow conditions are just right... Can you tell we love this place?
|Date||24th Jan||25th Jan||26th Jan||27th Jan||28th Jan||29th Jan|
|Overview||Partly Cloudy Skies folowed by Heavy Snow||Patchy Light Snow folowed by Patchy Light Snow||Sunny Skies folowed by Heavy Snow||Moderate Snow folowed by Heavy Snow||Patchy Light Snow folowed by Clear Skies||Light Snow folowed by Patchy Light Snow|
|Total Snow||18 cm's||0 cm's||12 cm's||26 cm's||0 cm's||10 cm's|
|Min Temp||-8°c / 17°f||-7°c / 19°f||-7°c / 19°f||-8°c / 17°f||-6°c / 21°f||-7°c / 19°f|
|Max Temp||2°c / 35°f||-6°c / 21°f||-4°c / 24°f||-7°c / 19°f||-2°c / 28°f||-1°c / 30°f|
|Max Wind Speed||23 km/h||23 km/h||16 km/h||22 km/h||12 km/h||29 km/h|