From the monthly archives:

January 2017

Powder strikes Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 31, 2017

Base at top: 320 cm Temp at Top: -10 Degree Base at Uenotaira station: 250 cm New snow since close: 40 cm Weather: Snow Just like that the switch has flipped and we are back to full winter mode in Nozawa Onsen. The rain turned to snowflakes at around 330pm yesterday afternoon at village elevation […]

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Rain strikes Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 30, 2017

  Base at top: 290 cm Temp at Top: +2 Degree Base at Uenotaira station: 240 cm New snow since close: 0 cm Weather: Light rain The atmosphere is latent with moisture this morning and not of the good kind. Light rain is falling and right to the summit of Mt Kenashi there are positive […]

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Spring conditions and playful pistes

by Mark on January 29, 2017

  Base at top: 300 cm Temp at Top: -3 Degree Base at Uenotaira station: 245 cm New snow since close: 0 cm Weather: Sun Wow, what a stunning sunny day it is outside today. Definitely not a day to be sitting inside here in Nozawa Onsen and what better way than to spend it […]

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Good skiing today, best on the upper mountain

by Mark on January 28, 2017

Base at top: 310 cm Temp at Top: -7 Degree Base at Uenotaira station: 250 cm New snow since close: 5-10 cm Weather: Partly cloudy It will probably be a very underrated day out there today. Although slightly busier due to the weekend crowds the snow will be of fine quality with 5-10cm recorded overnight […]

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Strong winds aloft

by Mark on January 27, 2017

Base at top: 320 cm Temp at Top: -2 Degree Base at Uenotaira station: 255 cm New snow since close: 0 cm Weather: Mostly cloudy Unexpectedly we have some strong winds this morning forcing closure of the entire upper half of the mountain. The Hikage gondola and Paradise lift are the two highest running lifts […]

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