More snow than we expected in Nozawa

by Mark on February 3, 2016

Base at top: 160 cm
Temp at Top; -10 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira 140 cm
New Snow since close: 11 cm
Weather: Light snow, mild winds


We were expecting a couple of centimetres of snow in the last 24 hours, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that 15cm had landed on our slopes. It’s not exactly Japow’s usual deep deep snow, but any snow is better than none. The groomers should be nice and fast today and hopefully less crusty than yesterday. If you look hard enough you’re likely to find some decent powder stashes that are still nice and fluffy from the last few days’ accumulation.

Today’s looking fairly similar to yesterday, with light snow falling across the mountain and slightly milder winds. We should see our base increasing over the next few days with snow forecast to come our way tomorrow night and all of Friday, and then some good powder falling on Saturday night.

Most courses are planned to be open, the following are not currently open:

Challenge 39 °
Grand Prix
Kandahar East
Kandahar West



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