February 2011

Nice day for Iiyama near Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 28, 2011

It is a pretty ordinary day today in Nozawa with overcast skies and light rain at village level. Up high is thick fog and hard to tell but looks like sleet is falling up there. Temperatures are set to drop from here so hope that the precipitation will turn into snow as the charts are […]


Ice Cream Day in Nozawa

by Mark on February 27, 2011

New Snow; 0cm Base at top;  280cm Beautiful bluebird start to the day here in Nozawa Onsen. No new snow to report overnight and looking like a fairly nice and warm day on the slopes. Yesterday was a glorious day by all reports with about 25cm of fresh and clear skies it was the best […]


Ski Sacrifice good investment in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 26, 2011

New Snow; 25cm Base at top; 285cm Looks like the sacrificing of skis has paid off and we had a good dump of snow last night. Reports are showing up to 25cm of fresh up top so not quite the Magic Foot but a most welcome covering all the same. It started to snow at […]


Snow Monkeys Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 25, 2011

It is definitely a change of scenery in Nozawa today with clouds blanketing the surrounding mountains for a change. The sunshine and views we have enjoyed the last few days have disappeared. Still not sure that it is the change we need yet as we are yet to see any new snow. Some light rain […]


Cool change in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 24, 2011

New Snow; 0cm Base at Top; 285cm Fun in the sun again today in Nozawa. Still in the same pattern that has been dominating for the past few days with clear skies and warm temps during the day. Although we are ready for some fresh snow now everyone has been having a great time in […]