From the monthly archives:

December 2011

Base up top: 250 cm                  Temperature; -6 Degrees Base at bottom; 175 cm New Snow: 25 cm Already the last day of the year and it has been a terrific season so far. The JMA had been predicting below average snowfalls for December but Mother Nature has proved them wrong this year.  We already […]

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Ramping up for a big weekend in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 30, 2011

Base up top: 230 cm                  Temperature; -8 Degrees Base at bottom; 170 cm New Snow: 15 cm Just 15cm of fresh snow overnight still not bad at all but thought we may have gotten a bit more based on the forecast and our recent history. Maybe we are getting a bit snow greedy! There […]

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Perfect Conditions in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 29, 2011

Base up top: 250 cm                  Temperature; -5 Degrees Base at bottom; 170 cm New Snow: 0 cm Seems like quite some time since have posted a Snow Report for Nozawa without any new snow! Yesterday was the day, we did not get the Blue bird start we had been hoping for, even got a […]

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Base up top: 260 cm                  Temperature; -9 Degrees Base at bottom; 190 cm New Snow: 10 cm Looks like we are finally getting a break in the snow fight here in Nozawa. After days of continual dumps this morning was relatively clear and everyone has breathed a slight sigh of relief. The ski conditions […]

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In very deep in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 27, 2011

Base up top: 280 cm                  Temperature; -9 Degrees Base at bottom; 200 cm New Snow: 35 cm and dumping still In the war of man versus nature we are now a distant second in Nozawa Onsen. Snow has engulfed the whole town and it is all hands on deck to try and stay on […]

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