From the monthly archives:

March 2015

Retro day on the mountain

by Mark on March 31, 2015

Base up top: 390 cm    Temp Top; +6 Degrees Base at bottom; 185 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Clear Its another spring stunner here in Nozawa Onsen this morning. Only a light breeze with the stock standard brilliant spring sunshine and piercing high peaks of the Japan Alps in clear view […]

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We may still have nearly 400cm of snow up top at Yamabiko but the calendar is telling us it is now time for spring skiing. The beautiful weather today is confirming this! From today most of the lower lifts will cease operation for the season. A big otsukaresama and well done to all the fine […]

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No Crowds

by Mark on March 30, 2015

Base up top: 405 cm Temp Top; +1 Degrees Base at bottom; 185 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Clear   The rain that moved over the region yesterday afternoon and last night appears to have eased as quickly as it came, on to be replaced by a bright sunny day with no […]

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Perfect Pistes

by Mark on March 29, 2015

Base up top: 415 cm    Temp Top; +4 Degrees Base at bottom; 190 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Partly cloudy   Today we pretty much have carbon copy of yesterday with typical spring snow that is firm and fast in the morning, grading slushier and slower by the afternoon. Hence, the […]

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Becoming slushy

by Mark on March 28, 2015

Base up top: 420 cm    Temp Top; +2 Degrees Base at bottom; 200 cm New Snow since close: 0 cm Weather; Partly cloudy   We have a pretty similar day expected today in comparison with yesterday. The only variation today that there is the possibility of some high clouds moving over during the afternoon. […]

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