From the monthly archives:

February 2015

Winter Returns

by Mark on February 28, 2015

Base up top: 430 cm    Temp Top; -9 Degrees Base at bottom; 235 cm New Snow since close: 20 cm Weather; Overcast   Excellent winter weather has returned overnight to Nozawa Onsen. Since last lifts yesterday we have had 20cm of fresh powder recorded and very cold temperatures, dramatically improving conditions from the last […]

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Slushy Conditions Prevail

by Mark on February 26, 2015

Base up top: 415 cm    Temp Top; -1 Degrees Base at bottom; 240 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Overcast   Its an overcast mild morning in the township of Nozawa Onsen. This is a good thing. Today we should not expect the sheet ice layers that have taken over the upper […]

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Sharp edges required

by Mark on February 25, 2015

Base up top: 415 cm    Temp Top; -6 Degrees Base at bottom; 245 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Overcast   With the summit of Mt Kenashi sitting at -6C we are back to near normal temperatures for this time of year in the Nozawa Onsen area. However a lack of fresh […]

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Colder with possibility of snow

by Mark on February 24, 2015

Base up top: 420 cm    Temp Top; -3 Degrees Base at bottom; 250 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Overcast   Things have cooled off in Nozawa Onsen slightly today. Instead of Mt Kenashi summit temperature sitting well into the positives like yesterday it has dropped to -3C. Furthermore, the precipitation we […]

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Light Rain

by Mark on February 23, 2015

Base up top: 430 cm    Temp Top; 2 Degrees Base at bottom; 250 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Showers   With light rain showers meandering over Nozawa Onsen today marks a good down day to rest and recuperate. Overnight rainfall in combination with warm temperatures has turned the snow into moist […]

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