Stable conditions return

by Mark on March 19, 2013

A skier takes in the spectacular views at Yamabiko.

Base up top: 295cm        Temp Top; -1 Degrees

Base at bottom: 125cm

New Snow since close: 0cm

What a wild day it was yesterday! Some of the strongest winds of the season forced closure of the entire top half of the mountain. Only the lower pistes remained open in slushy and very warm conditions.

Fortunately we didn’t receive as much rainfall as originally expected with the majority falling overnight in combination with colder temps. However, there was not new snow to report overnight.

We have a much better day today. The sun is out, the strong winds have abated and the rain has moved on. Snow conditions will be slushy top to bottom from the outset today. Stick to the well groomed pistes for the fastest conditions as the off piste areas will be sticky from the rain. Again, it is an excellent day for park skiing.

The amount of weekday skiers is remarkably low at the moment with the feeling you are at your own private resort when riding the pistes.

Looking at what’s expected over the next week, we should see much improved riding from Wednesday, when a cold front expected. Snow is forecast out of this system continuing into Thursday. Friday should be clear but remain coolish. Further snowfalls are expected into Saturday. 

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