Just like that!

Dropping out of the sky.

Dropping out of the sky.

Base up top: 425 cm    Temp Top; -9 Degrees

Base at bottom; 270 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Clear

 

Its a picturesque clear blue morning in Nozawa Onsen with a beautiful pink alpinglow on surrounding peaks. Today will be a day definitely worthy of bringing the camera up the hill. Although the snow became heavier yesterday with the sunshine and increased temperatures, very cold overnight will have sucked a proportion of the moisture out of the snow improving the quality. Groomed pistes will have that silky finish whilst the trees still have the occasional patch of untracked fresh.

The forecast is stacked with positivity at the moment. First up, more snow is expected to fall tonight, around 10-15cm before another clear day is predicted for Saturday. Following this another extended run of very cold temperatures and snowfall will occur commencing Sunday. At this stage the heaviest falls will occur on Sunday and Monday night while totals could be very similar to the most recent dump which delivered 1.5m of fresh to Nozawa Onsen.