No friends on a powder day in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 24, 2012

Gab from Switzerland - Manager of Villa Nozawa and all round nice guy laying it down in the trees at Yamabiko

Base up top: 300 cm                  Temperature; -8 Degrees

Base at bottom; 210 cm

New Snow: 30 cm

There were no friends around the breakfast table this morning. With the fresh delivery of a magic foot of light fluffy snow overnight everyone was scrambling over the scrambled eggs to get out the door and up the mountain.

The dump we had been expecting tonight came early to everyone’s delight and it snowed heavily most of the night with 30cm been recorded when we woke up this morning. Still snowing lightly now with the sun trying to break thru the clouds but meeting a fair bit of resistance.

Will be an amazing day on the mountain today and all the gang that have been waiting for the powder will be breathing a sigh of relief after a bit of a dry patch. A film crew has been in town to make the new Nozawa promo flick so good timing. They were getting deep into the culture last night at the Karaoke bar and some of the moves were definitely worthy of a spot in the final cut!

The outlook is for the snow to continue fairly gradually, the peak being another decent dump tomorrow night.  Once again the happiness is big in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen village driving in this morning 24th of January after a 30cm dump

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