Blue Skies and Jazz Tunes ahead for Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 16, 2012

Nice day for a ride on the Shinyu Pair lift from the bottom of town to HIkage past Nozawa House

Base up top: 385 cm                  Temperature; -7 Degrees

Base at bottom; 270 cm

New Snow: 5 cm

Have been blessed with some nice blue skies in Nozawa this morning. Really squinting when go outside as the eyes adjust to the brightness. Feels like we have been in a snow cave for a while!

Reports are showing 5cm of fresh since lifts closed yesterday plus what we received yesterday day is reflected by an overall slight increase in the base levels today. Should make for a fun on the slopes, especially since there were not many up there yesterday with all the fog about. May even be a few nice fresh lies up for grabs.

Yesterday was pretty hard to see your hand in front of your face at times so this is going to be a nice change.

The weekend is just around the corner and will be a lively one, with the Jazz Festival in full swing. Friday night is a free concert at Himatsuri Bar opposite Oyu then Saturday night is the big one at the Arena from 7:30pm. Tickets are 2000 Yen  or if buy prior at the Tourist office just 1500 Yen. There is a good line up so sure to be a mellow night of music combined with some good skiing conditions expected.

School kids enjoying a snow shoe tour under the ice trees. Beats maths anyday!


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