From the monthly archives:

March 2014

Tale of Two Mountains in Nozawa

by Mark on March 31, 2014

Base up top: 305 cm Temp Top; -3 Degrees Base at Uenotaira 230cm Base at bottom; 120 cm New Snow since close: 8 cm Weather; Cloud Clearing to Sunshine Waking up to sunshine and 8cm of fresh snow up top today! Pretty nice after a day of heavy rain yesterday in Nozawa. Looking beautiful up […]

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Rain today, snow later

by Mark on March 30, 2014

Base up top: 310 cm    Temp Top; +5 Degrees Base at bottom; 125 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Overcast, showers Unfortunately we have had some moderate rain showers this morning which has resulted in a minor loss of coverage on the lower parts of the mountain. The rain has stopped for […]

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Three cheers for slush

by Mark on March 29, 2014

Base up top: 320 cm    Temp Top; +5 Degrees Base at bottom; 130 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Clear   The long run of spring days has continued today. Partly cloudy freeze thaw conditions are expected today with the groomed runs being firm, softening throughout the day. Off piste areas will […]

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A banging spring day

by Mark on March 28, 2014

Base up top: 325 cm    Temp Top; 0 Degrees Base at bottom; 135 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Clear We have another spring stereotype day here in Nozawa Onsen. Clear and warm with a solid base depth of over three meters. Again, as expected at this time of year the best […]

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Best skiing on piste

by Mark on March 27, 2014

Base up top: 335 cm    Temp Top; +3 Degrees Base at bottom; 140 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Overcast Its an overcast morning here today but at least the rain has stopped. Idealy, it fell heaviest during the late afternoon and night. This means the deep persistent slushy layer will have […]

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