January 2011

Epic Snow Fall in Nozawa

by Mark on January 31, 2011

New Snow 50cm Base  350cm It has been an intense time for snow fall in Nozawa Onsen In the last 2 days we have had around 1 meter of fresh snow fall Another massive 50cm overnight! Base now over 350cm up at Yamabiko For the powder hounds it is paradise for the locals the battle […]


Bucket Loads of Snow in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 30, 2011

New Snow; 30cm Base at Yamabiko; 320cm The good times just keep rolling in Nozawa. We woke up to the gentle hum of the snow blowers once again this morning and it looks like we have been blessed with another magic foot with 30cm of snow blocking my door as I tried to venture out. […]


One of those picture perfect mornings in Nozawa Onsen. One that you hope for at any ski resort in the world. Driving around the resort this morning was sublime just pillows of snow on top of houses, trees and signs. People were looking very happy and eager to get up the hill with 20cm of […]


Another 40cm of Snow in Nozawa overnight

by Mark on January 28, 2011

New Snow; 40cm Base at Top; 300cm People sitting at their desks in Tokyo, Sydney or Katmandu must sometimes think I make this stuff up! We have had another 40cm overnight! The base is now at a very respectable 300cm and building. Once again this dump was not forecast the powers to be were saying […]


All the Elements coming together in Nozawa

by Mark on January 26, 2011

Probably under baked the Fire Festival this year so to speak so thought should post a few more photos from what was an amazing night as always Was even more special for us this year with the birth of our first son Kai arriving on the scene in May last year. We didn’t erect a […]