White is the new black in Nozawa

by Mark on January 25, 2012

Midday dump at Nagasaka in Nozawa Onsen

Base up top: 295 cm                  Temperature; -7 Degrees

Base at bottom; 200 cm

New Snow: 12 cm

A blizzard in Nozawa just hit us and the whole place has turned white. Up top is a bit of a white out and lots of guys came back down early. The good news is we have had over 10cm of fresh snow in about 2 hours and it is starting to ease!

It started this morning like it finished yesterday nice and sunny but some dark clouds rolled in and it quickly changed. Yesterday was an amazing day on the mountain with 30cm of fresh and beautiful sunshine. Some of the season long gang were claiming it as the best day of the season. But I have heard that mentioned a few times before!

The best may be ahead of us with a few heavy dumps and lots of snowman marks on the radar. So dig out the powder straps and hang on for a great ride.

Alison Szymik enjoying a few face shots at Yamabiko photo by Matt Chamberlain. This lucky pair are here for a whole month!

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