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Miles Clark
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August 16, 2017

Where is the SNOWIEST place on earth?

This article has been reposted with permission from snow brains  

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan, 2014. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan, 2014

“Most people never realize that Japan is actually the snowiest place in the world.”  – Brandon Presser, Lonely Planet

Japan is the snowiest place on Earth.  It’s also one of the most fun places to visit on Earth.  We know for certain that Hakuba, Japan saw 600″ (15.24 Meters) of snow in town in only 10 weeks in 2015.  We can’t even begin to image how much fell 6,000 feet above town in the high mountains…

If you haven’t been to Japan yet, it’s time to go. 

Japan gets the most snow in January and February and it’s simply non-stop…

When Is The Best Time to Ski & Ride Japan?

Japan, 2014. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Japan, 2014. photo: miles clark/snowbrains

C’mon, it’s the snowiest place on Earth, why wouldn’t you wanna go?

“In the mountains of northern Japan, there is a place called Sukio-Onsen.  In a typical year, you’ll see 50-60 feet of snow, some years 70-80 feet (20-25 meters) of snow.  I’m talking snow that’s 10-15 above your head.” – Nick Wiltgen, Weather Channel meteorologist

Tateyama Korube Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan.

“The mountains of Japan are so snowy because they are susceptible to a cold Siberian wind that slams into the mountains of Japan, forces the air to rise, and that wrings out tremendous amounts of snowfall.  It’s like our lake effect snow in the US, but on a much bigger scale.” – Nick Wiltgen, Weather Channel meteorologist

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Cold Siberian wind blows off Asia, picks up moisture on Sea of Japan, slams into Japan’s mountains, and boom, you have big snow.  image:  weather channel

“Few people know it as the snowiest place on Earth. But that’s exactly what Sukayu Onsen, Japan is: 40-foot snow canyons, blinding blizzards, and the northernmost primates, Japanese snow monkeys.”  – Nick Wiltgen, Weather Channel meteorologist

Japan, 2013. photo: miles clark/snowbrains
Japan, 2013. photo: miles clark/snowbrains

Go to Japan, ski deep pow, eat great food, poke monkeys in hot springs with sticks, rip sick terrain, and get blown away by amazing culture.

Japan, 2014. photo: miles clark/snowbrainsJapan, 2014. photo: miles clark/snowbrains

Want to see more from Snow Brains, check out there blog here. 
Would you rather be riding deep powder, eating sushi and haning with Snow Monkeys? If so read more on: HakubaMyoko Kogen or Shiga Kogen. These are some of our picks! 
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