Overcast Day

by Mark on February 17, 2015


Base up top: 450 cm    Temp Top; -3 Degrees

Base at bottom; 280 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Overcast

Its an overcast morning in Nozawa Onsen today and temperatures are warmer than yesterday. Today will be an excellent day to cruise or blast at high speed the groomed pistes which will offer fast conditions. However with the warmer weather off piste will be crusty except up top in Yamabiko. Speaking of which the natural halfpipes are in good shape.

Yesterday was such a good day with crystal clear blue skies lasting all day. The snow was perfect wind compacted powder that allowed for very high speed skiing and perfect landings. Low crowds meant the pistes remained excellent all day long.

Looking at the forecast ahead we should have a few snow showers over the next few days with the freezing level sitting around 800m, so the snow will have a higher moisture content than usual. Heavy snow is likely for wednesday night into Thursday.

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