By Minoru Matsuyama from Sapporo, January 6th 2020: “We have no snow in Sapporo!! This is my first experience no snow, no skiing in Sapporo. I am not a member of race organizing committee of Sapporo ski marathon, I am WL skier living in Sapporo. Usually we have 40cm snow depth, but now we have only 1cm snow depth, Takino Snow World is closed, no snow around Sapporo Dome (start & goal point). Weather forecast says no chance of heavy snowing for a while from now on. I guess Sapporo ski marathon will be first cancellation this winter in 2020. (this is my private comment, not official)“.
Raceday for Sapporo Skimarathon is set to February 2nd 2020.
Minoru I feel for you and the race organising committee. NO Snow in Sapporo, Australia is burning and NZ is cold for summer so far. Let us hope this is one-off.
Hi LV, thanks for your snow report. Any fresh snow as of 18 Jan?
Webcams from the skimarathon area are hard to find. The picture above was by Minoru and he is not there often when snowconditions are that low. So, sorry, no, I don’t know current status
Race organisers to decide on whether the event will go ahead will be made before 26th January – https://www.worldloppet.com/40th-sapporo-international-ski-marathon-at-risk-of-cancellation/
Can you please provide an update.
Thanks Minoru, can you pleaseprovide an update. Is thete anymore snow?