Top of the mountain all open and a foot of snow overnight

Nozawa Snow Report 15 December, 2013

Top of the mountain all open and a foot of snow overnight

Nozawa Snow Report 15 December, 2013

Blizzard like conditions in Nozawa today

Base up top: 100 cm        Temp Top; -8 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 80cm

Base at bottom; 0 cm

New Snow since close: 30 cm

Weather; Snowing nicely

Has snowed all night here in Nozawa and we have had the “magic foot” of fresh snow overnight

Just a quick update on what is open at the moment

All the top area is now a go with Uenotaira 4 lift opening today

So now all the intermediate and one black run at Yamabiko are open along with the beginner runs down to Uenotaira and in the middle down to the mid station of the Gondola so plenty to keep everyone happy.

A few of the guys skied right to the bottom this afternoon but think they must have been on rental skis!

Snowing at the moment, and looks like set to continue for the next day or two so happy times in Nozawa

30cm of fresh overnight in Nozawa!

30cm of fresh overnight in Nozawa!

Nozawa Snow Report 15 December, 2013
Top of the mountain all open and a foot of snow overnight

Nozawa Snow Report: Unexpected blizzard blows into Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen Powder snow

A blizzard in Nozawa just hit us and the whole place has turned white. Up top is a bit of a white out and lots of guys came back down early. The good news is we have had over 10cm of fresh snow in about 2 hours and it is starting to ease!

It started this morning like it finished yesterday nice and sunny but some dark clouds rolled in and it quickly changed. Yesterday was an amazing day on the mountain with 30cm of fresh and beautiful sunshine. Some of the season long gang were claiming it as the best day of the season. But I have heard that mentioned a few times before!

The best may be ahead of us with a few heavy dumps and lots of snowman marks on the radar. So dig out the powder straps and hang on for a great ride.

Snow on trees in Nozawa Onsen