Should have been here Yesterday in Nozawa

by Mark on February 14, 2011

Young Gun Paddy King busting a move by Anton Van den Berg

Great looking day here in Nozawa Onsen.

There was some low level cloud but that seems to be clearing now

Not sure how long it will last though with some snow on the radar tonight

Snow conditions are very good especially up top

Down low seems to be getting a bit soft.

Yesterday was pretty amazing up on the mountain with around 30cm of fresh snow up top.

Lots of great powder runs to be had and the weekend crowd headed home even earlier than expected.

The rail competition and 30Kg bag of Rice went unclaimed with the best a local boy getting about 27m along the 30m of rail.

The outlook is for some more snow tonight and a good dump if the powers to be have it right.

Older Gun Julie waist deep in the powder Nozawa by Anton van den Berg

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel February 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

How/where do you take your action photos? I’m assuming you’re using a dSLR (could be wrong, but I don’t think point-and-shoots are fast enough), but I have no idea how I would bring my camera along…I’m a sports photographer, so I’d love to know (I’m here in Nozawa through March so it would be nice to get some cool photos).

Mark February 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi Rachel Thanks a lot for the mail. All the photos are taken in Nozawa Onsen. Yes all taken with an SLR will get one of the guys to mail you more details. I have a Canon EOS Kiss with a few different lenses. Sure you will be able to get some great photos in Nozawa look forward to seeing you Cheers Mark and the Team

Tim February 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

Hi Rachel,
Anton was using a Canon 5D with a 70-200 F4 L lense (at least i think thats what it was). These ones were a some of the shots he took during a back country run (off the back of yamabiko towards karasawa) that a few of us took on one of the powder days in early Feb. I’m surprised at how well the one of Julie came out. Visibility in the first chute we skied down (where that one was taken) wasn’t much more than 20mtrs.
Cheers, Tim

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