Another perfect spring day

by Mark on March 25, 2014

Tempting backcountry lines.

Tempting backcountry lines.

Base up top: 350 cm    Temp Top; +3 Degrees

Base at bottom; 155 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Clear


Its another perfect spring day in Nozawa Onsen. Light winds, cloudless bluebird skies and a perfect deep spring snowpack. For the best riding today head to the upper groomed runs or park. Intermediate to advanced riders will appreciate the Yamabiko groomers and the challenge area whilst beginners should head to the mid mountain green runs. Off piste may have some nice spring corn snow now its sufficiently packed.

Yesterday saw nice spring conditions also. Runs were mostly slushy from the outset and forgiving for any mistakes. The snow retained good speed for most of the day becoming sticky only on the lower runs by late afternoon. Crowds were almost non-existent.

Looking at the forecast ahead, we expect a continuation of spring conditions lasting till at least Saturday. Some rain is possible tomorrow but apart from that sunny skies are expected. More snow is on the cards for early next week.

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