Base up top: 380 cm Temp Top; -11 Degrees
Base at bottom; 225 cm
New Snow since close: 0 cm
As expected it’s a mostly clear morning in Nozawa Onsen with light winds and lengthy visibility. The alpinglow on the surrounding peaks was a spectacular backdrop for snow covered farmland. With a smaller than expected amount of snow yesterday the riding today won’t be exceptional but on the top third of the mountain will have a moderate fresh layer. The groomed runs will also be in good shape and well worth a look when the powder becomes tracked out.
Looking at the forecast ahead tomorrow should be partly cloudy with snow showers above around 800m. The freezing level is then expected to drop in conjunction with a cold front producing moderate to heavy snow over the weekend. This system will be lengthy in duration with falls continuing until around mid next week. Good times ahead.