Perfect day for an ice bar and BBQ in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on February 19, 2012

View South from Villa Nozawa towards Madarao. Check out that pillow from yesterdays 60cm dump

Base up top: 430 cm                  Temperature; -6 Degrees

Base at bottom; 305 cm

New Snow: 10 cm

Bam, someone turned on the light here in Nozawa this morning with a beautiful blue bird start to the day. It snowed most of the day yesterday and there is 10cm of fresh recorded since close of lifts so reckon we got at least 60cm out of that last system.

Has made for magnificent conditions today on the slopes. Will be a bit of competition for lines early but most of the Tokyo siders should depart by lunchtime and still leave ample stashes for the stayers.

Yesterday was challenging with limited visibility but a real winters day and some amazing powder to be had for the hearty.

Looks like we are in for a few sunny days ahead and a warm late February spike on the radar. There is a lot of snow on my roof, so am asking the question should I get up there or hope that the sun will do the job? As we have seen many times this season you never know what Mother Nature has install for us in the mountains!

Keisuke and Gab putting the final touches on the Ice Bar for todays BBQ at Villa Nozawa

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: