Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017

Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017

in Feb 27, 2017

Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017: Stats

Base at top: 360 cm

Temp at Top: -8 Degree

Base at Uenotaira station: 275 cm

New snow since close: 5 cm

Weather: Light snow

Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017

Hiuchi-yama, 2461m

Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017: Overview

Sparse snowflakes are falling about the village today adding a dusting to the base of 5cm up top and a few centimetres at base elevations. The winds are very light and are forecast to stay this way for the next few days. We are expecting the clouds to gradually clear during the afternoon bringing nice views of the surrounding countryside. There should be some fun skiing on offer today with the best bet being the Yamabiko natural halfpipes or on piste for carving.

Over the last few days there was some decent spring skiing across the resort with mostly fine weather. However a group of us decided to head further afield, spending three days camped up in an alpine area near Myoko. On this adventure we experienced a true juxtaposition of Japan. In the high alpine there were almost no people; just unbelievable mountain ranges, steaming volcanos and mesmerising starscapes. For todays report I have attached a photo of this area. On the right we see the high peak of Hiuchi-yama (2461m and easily visible from Nozawa) and towards the left of frame is the steaming volcano of Yakeyama. For those with an interest in this kind of thing, make sure you pick up the latest copy of Snow Action magazine where I have written an article of a five day adventure traversing around the Myoko volcano. Definitely worth the read!

Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017: Forecast

For the next few days we are in for some amazing touring/ fair weather skiing conditions with mostly sunshine, extremely light winds and perfect temperatures; not too cold, not too warm. This should last until Wednesday night when a cold flow moves over the region once more. From this we can expect some decent snowfalls perhaps totalling 30cm by Friday morning and then continuing on and off into the weekend.

7 Day Outlook for Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, from Meteoblue

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Nozawa Snow Report 27 February 2017