A windy spring day

by Mark on March 18, 2013

Last light from Nozawa observatory.

Base up top: 310cm        Temp Top; +4 Degrees

Base at bottom: 140cm

New Snow since close: 0cm

It’s a windy one in Nozawa this morning. The Nagasaka gondola is currently on wind hold but the Hikage gondola is still running. Temperatures are extremely warm as predicted but crowds are very light.

Today’s snow will be slushy from the outset, slow in places. The pick today will be the groomers and park which will be fun and forgiving considering the snow conditions. Off piste runs will be best avoided today unless you are up for a real challenge turning.

Likewise yesterday was also extremely warm but the sunny conditions made for some very nice spring skiing. Up top in the Yamabiko area offered the best turns as did the terrain park and various mogul runs. Yesterday was pretty uncrowded considering it was a Sunday.

Looking at the forecast ahead we should see some improved snow conditions by Thursday when a cold front and snow looks possible. Until then mostly very warm conditions with rain or overcast skies is likely. In the long range, more snowfalls are expected on Saturday.

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