Snow Dance finds the Rhythm in Nozawa

by Mark on January 7, 2011

Road in front of Nozawa Cottage Blizzard Alert

Road in Front of Nozawa Cottage - Blizzard Time

New Snow – 30cm
Base at Yamabiko – 190cm

People often talk about Shonan Magic, Shonan being the famous or more so infamous Surf Spot near Tokyo. I am not sure if it refers to the way the waves there suddenly appear or disappear but when it is on the waves can be perfect.
Nozawa has its own magic and a good dump can totally change the landscape.
We have experienced a bit of Nozawa Magic in the last day and a half with about 80cm of fresh snow falling

It was classic powder yesterday with stories of waist deep coming thick and fast
Even on Grand Prix and most of the lower runs.

It is still snowing heavily outside now so will be an amazing day on the Mountain. Better have a powder suit on if venturing off the groomers, a fashionable one piece is always a good choice

The forecast was for light snow today but yet to be seen and then Sunny tomorrow.
More of the same ahead with a big dump expected again on Sunday Night. Happy Days….

Most runs and lifts are open now they are just holding a few probably until the crowds arrive tomorrow

Courses open:

All except the following
Grand Prix
Uenotaira Half Pipe
Karasawa Wave Park

Lifts operating:

All except the following
Challenge Pair
Utopia Pair
Yunomine Pair

Here are a few Before and After shots from this dump – pretty to watch!

Villa Nozawa before the dump

Villa Nozawa After the dump 80cm and counting...

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