Finally a Blue bird day in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 18, 2012

Sliding into Nozawa House. It does not get anymore ski in than this!

Base up top: 280 cm                  Temperature; 1 Degrees

Base at bottom; 200 cm

New Snow: 0 cm

Finally the Bluebird day we were waiting for in Nozawa Onsen. The forecast had promised us one yesterday but turned out to be a bit of a greybird. Even had a bit of snow, enough to fill in the lines from the groomers!

Today will be a picture perfect day on the slopes and pretty quiet again. Was a bunch of kids doing cross-country on the Olympic course this morning for a school meet. There were lots of waves and hellos along the ski road this morning.

Temps are a bit warmer than has been, sitting just above 0 degrees. The next decent dump has come forward a bit too and looks like should begin on Friday night.

The Nozawa Ski School is also running snowshoe tours on the slopes this year from the end of January until April. Will be a guided tour thru the Buna Forest up at Uenotaira and almost a full day at a cost of 6000 Yen. Great way to see the local environment and might even spot a Kamoshika the local deer/goat type animal. They are pretty majestic and always a buzz to see them when on the mountain.

Snowshoeing in Nozawa great way to experince the great out doors


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