Liquid powder today, frozen powder tomorrow..

by Mark on March 20, 2014

What the snow monkeys really think..

What the snow monkeys really think..

Base up top: 325 cm    Temp Top; -1 Degrees

Base at bottom; 145 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Light showers


This morning we have some liquid powder falling in the village, but with a temperature of -1C at the summit this will be falling as snow across the peaks. Therefore the best riding today will be on the upper areas of the mountain, such as the Yamabiko area. That being said, the lower slopes are fast as the rain has washed away the soft surface layer. Groomed runs will be the pick with the off piste areas needing snowfalls to freshen up the cover.

Yesterday offered some nice skiing and boarding on the groomed runs and the park and pipe. Colder temperatures ensured firm conditions across the upper mountain which softened during the day with the spring bluebird weather.

A good snow forecast is expected over the coming couple of days; a cold front is expected overnight tonight. In combination with a dramatic drop in freezing level from 1800 to 400m we expect to see moderate to heavy snowfalls tonight and into tomorrow (about 20-30cm is possible). According to the weather models the heaviest falls will be between midnight and 3am tonight and tomorrow afternoon with moderate falls in between. Strong winds are also expected. Snowfalls should ease over the weekend before clearing completely early next week.


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