Mild Conditions, Snow Overnight

by Mark on January 30, 2014

Oyaki in the main street of Nozawa Onsen.

Oyaki in the main street of Nozawa Onsen.

Base up top: 265 cm    Temp Top; -1 Degrees

Base at bottom; 130 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Overcast

Its an overcast morning in the village this morning. As expected temperatures are mild but at least there is no sign of the expected rain for the time being. There is a strong inversion layer across the mountain with warmer temperatures at the top then the bottom. The best skiing and boarding today will be had on the groomed runs and the park will be good fun as well. Off piste runs will be heavy going with the predicted warm temperatures.

Yesterday was good fun, again better than expected. Bluebird conditions with good visibility. North facing off piste runs held nice consolidated powder, good to manage at high speeds. South facing slopes were good early but became sun affected during the afternoon The groomed runs were also fantastic with the cool temperatures and light crowds.

We a still expecting wild swings in the freezing level over the coming days. Temperatures will drop dramatically overnight and around 10-20cm of powder is expected. Saturday should be warming but nice early on. Sunday will be warm with potential of rain. Moving on, we should be seeing some more decent falls of snow from Monday onwards with a return to the traditional NW airstream that brings Japan plenty of pow.

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