Excellent week ahead

Nozawa Onsen pillow factory.

Nozawa Onsen pillow factory.

Base up top: 310 cm    Temp Top; -1 Degrees

Base at bottom; 140 cm

New Snow since close: 5 cm

Weather; Moderate snow

 

Its dumping! Heavy flakes are falling rapidly from the sky this morning in Nozawa Onsen. Since last lifts yesterday around 5 cm has collected on the upper slopes. Temperatures are colder than expected as well with snow falling even in the village. For intermediate to advanced riders the Yamabiko trees will offer some great riding in the fresh pow whilst the mid mountain groomers will be the best bet for some carving action.

Not only was yesterday a visual stunner it was also one of the better days we’ve had recently from a skiing and boarding perspective. The boot deep layer of fresh provided some excellent turns through the trees. The fact that you could feel the hard surface beneath the powder layer meant it was excellent for those just learning to ski and board powder. There were some spectacular views, with even the Hakuba range visible in the distance.

We are looking at possibly one of the best one week forecast we have seen so far this season. Consistent moderate and at times heavy snowfalls will move over the region over the next 6 days. The temperatures are excellent over this time as well with the freezing level sitting at 0m. Winds will be moderate.