Light snow falling lower down in Nozawa, clear up top!

in Mar 12, 2016

Base at top: 135cm
Temp at Top: -8 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 70cm
New Snow since close: -8 cm
Weather: snowy up to 1400m, clear up at Yamabiko. Very mild wind.


Light snow has been falling over Nozawa since the early hours of the morning. It’s looking like it could be a beautiful day here. Judging from the webcams, it looks as though the clouds are hovering just below 1400m, and above that at Yamabiko the skies are clear. The best snow can probably be found at Uenotaira and lower down. The usual weekend visitors should all be arriving this morning, so it’l be slightly busier than usual. If bigger crowds aren’t your thing then give night skiing a go. The Nagasaka slope is open until 8pm and usually attracts only a handful of skiers and boarders so you’ll almost have the run to yourself.

It looks as though we’ll be getting light snowfalls on and off throughout the next few days, being heaviest on Sunday night. Temperatures will be between -5 and -8 over the next few days before warming up in the middle of next week. Winds will be calm throughout the week with a bluebird day lined up for Wednesday.

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