For the Powder Hounds Season in officially open in Nozawa

by Mark on December 10, 2012

Early December in Nozawa looking more like peak season. Cars are dissapearing rapidly…

The Game changer in Nozawa. Powder Season has arrived!

Base up top: 150 cm        Temperature; -10 Degrees

Base at bottom; 55 cm

New Snow: 60 cm               Weather; Dumping

Most years we have a system that rolls thru and changes the landscape pretty quickly. We get a lot of snow in a short period of time, which usually sets us up for the season and means the start of the powder season.

With a massive 60cm dump overnight and looks like 60cm more on the way this is our game changer for this season. Some seasons we are just opening around this time so knee to waist deep powder is pretty amazing in early December.

We cleared the steps 4 times yesterday and still woke up to 20cm on the doorstep! Anyway time to strap on the powder boards for a bit of R & D. Will keep you posted….

No one is immune to the battle with the snow in Nozawa Onsen. Our 80 Year old neighbour back with the shovel this season..


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