Nozawa Snow Report: The snow walls just keep growing. Think we are in for a long season

Base up top: 395 cm                  Temperature; 0 Degrees

Base at bottom; 280 cm

New Snow: 5 cm

Happy Valentines day from Nozawa Onsen. Today on the slopes at Hikage they are giving out free chocolate fondue so if you missed out head down there and drown your sorrows in chocolate.

On the weather front a pretty foggy day all over the resort and warmish weather, which is probably, responsible for the fog as the warm moist air blows over the snow. The riding conditions up high should still good with a bit of fresh falling after lifts closed yesterday.

The road clearers have been at work again yesterday and the sides of the roads just keep getting higher around the resort.

Drove down to Iiyama yesterday to do my once a season shop and was amazed by the size of the walls on the sides of the roads all the way down to Iiyama. In a usual season we would have a bit of snow down there but yesterday they were well overhead high.

There is a meeting of all the local ski resorts today too at nearby Hokuryu Resort. It is the little resort just as you come into Nozawa Onsen. Still have rope toes and cheap lift tickets with zero crowds worth a look if looking for something off the beaten track.