Crisp, Fresh start to the day

Base up top: 370 cm        Temperature; -1 Degrees

Base at bottom; 235 cm

New Snow: 0 cm               Weather; Sunny

Stunning start to the day here in Nozawa and nice cold air when sat outside for a cup of tea this morning. Fairly blue skies with a bit of scattered cloud and the mercury is slowly rising with the sunshine.

Snow conditions still excellent with the fresh from the previous day. Yesterday was amazing up there with the foot of fresh over the whole resort and it snowed for a good part of the morning. Everyone was beaming when they tumbled down the hill late yesterday.

There is a bit of snow forecast for tonight then a couple of mostly sunny days. Looks like we will see quite a lot of snow over the weekend for the top at least. So anyone sitting behind their desk in Tokyo or where ever considering a mountain escape may want to start waxing the boards!

A fair bit going on in Nozawa this weekend too with the Spring Festival on the slopes of Yamabiko on Sunday and a Snowboard Cross contest on at Hikage should be fun.

Don’t forget Ma Chan and his Japanese Folk music tonight at the Nakao Community Centre always a mesmerizing evening with the local community.