Rapidly approaching the 3 Meter base mark in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on January 7, 2012

What do you do when your snow clearing machine is buried in snow? Welcome to Nozawa

Base up top: 290 cm                  Temperature; -7 Degrees

Base at bottom; 195 cm

New Snow: 37 cm

Snowed again in Nozawa for most of the night depositing another Magic Foot of fresh powder on the slopes for this morning. Still snowing in the village now and about another 10cm has accumulated since this morning.

Conditions on the mountain are nothing short of sublime for the powder hungry. A few people have already rolled down the hill and have tales of straight lining it down slopes in waist deep powder and plenty of face shots.

For a long weekend crowds are not too bad either. The sun is doing its best to make an appearance but losing the battle with the snow. Asked my neighbour when he thought it may stop, he said Spring!

The Snowhawk style is big in Nozawa this season!


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