Retro day on the mountain

The local cooking onsen.

The local cooking onsen.

Base up top: 390 cm    Temp Top; +6 Degrees

Base at bottom; 185 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Clear

 

Its another spring stunner here in Nozawa Onsen this morning. Only a light breeze with the stock standard brilliant spring sunshine and piercing high peaks of the Japan Alps in clear view around the resort. Good stuff. Again today we will have some spring snow conditions with the best riding to be had during the morning facilitated by faster snow conditions. The past few days things really slowed down by afternoon with a warm atmosphere creating sticky snow and its expected to be the case again today.

Tomorrow we should see a brief dive in the freezing level to around 1000m with rainfall tending to snow, especially at the peak elevations. Thursday and Friday are predicted to be clear but very warm with the temperatures in the village pushing upwards of 20C. An extended period of rain is forecast beginning on the weekend, lets hope this changes.