February 2013

Spring Conditions

by Mark on February 27, 2013

Base up top: 405cm        Temp Top; +1 Degrees Base at bottom: 220cm New Snow since close: 0cm It’s a warm day here in Nozawa Onsen, one of the warmest in some time with positive temperature right up to the peak. The feeling of spring is definitely in the air for, at least […]


End of the storm

by Mark on February 26, 2013

Base up top: 420cm        Temp Top; -15 Degrees Base at bottom: 255cm New Snow since close: 15cm Eyes were almost glued to the windows this morning at breakfast time, because we have an absolutely stunning day today in Nozawa Onsen. A crystal clear blue sky, white heavily snow frosted trees and perfect […]


Post dump powder

by Mark on February 25, 2013

Base up top: 415cm        Temp Top; -16 Degrees Base at bottom: 260cm New Snow since close: 25cm What a crazy day it was yesterday in Nozawa Onsen. We had very strong winds shut the entire top half of the mountain almost all day. Combined with the weekend crowds it was a little […]


Windy and Cold- Epic Snow

by Mark on February 24, 2013

Base up top: 410cm        Temp Top; -9 Degrees Base at bottom: 215cm New Snow since close: 30cm There is moderate snow falling in the village here at Nozawa Onsen this morning. It remained clear for most of last night and everyone subsequently went to bed not expecting too much in the morning. […]


Four meter mark passed

by Mark on February 23, 2013

Base up top: 400cm        Temp Top; -14 Degrees Base at bottom: 225cm New Snow since close: 30cm   The base has cracked the four meter mark in style overnight here in Nozawa Onsen with 30cm of fresh pow falling since last lifts yesterday. Early birds and weekend warriors were out in force […]