Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014: Overnight dump expected

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014

Overnight dump expected for Nozawa Onsen

Bluebird powder day at nearby Madarao - Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014

Bluebird powder day at nearby Madarao Kogen Ski Resort. with a great view of Lake Nojiri and Mount Myoko

Present snow and weather in Nozawa Onsen

Base up top (Yamabiko – see webcam): 230 cm    Temp Top: -8 Degrees

Base at bottom (Nagasaka – see webcam): 120 cm

New Snow since close: 5 cm

Weather: Mostly sunny

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014

A semi bluebird morning here in Nozawa Onsen. We have some light cumulus clouds hovering around delivering the occasional snow shower. Since the close of lifts 5cm of fresh has fallen on the upper slopes and a dusting recorded down lower. Visibility is very good across all elevations.

Best riding today will be had all over the mountain from a snow quality standpoint. But head to the quieter areas of the resort to escape the crowds on this long weekend Sunday. Be careful in the backcountry as snowpack stability is still a concern after the recent dump.

Yesterday was one of the better days of the season. The powder had settled and consolidated so was much easier to ride although not as deep as the day before, a good chance to explore the excellent Nozawa Onsen tree runs. Visibility was marginal in the morning but improved during the day.

Current predictions indicate a strong dump will occur tonight with snow continuing tomorrow. Its likely we should receive 30cm, possibly more, of fresh over the next 24 hours. Light snow will continue into Tuesday before clearing to bluebird conditions on Wednesday.

And a couple of nice Nozawa Onsen pics lifted from the ski.com.au forums.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 12 January 2014