Clear skies and cold temperatures
Nozawa Snow Report 1 February 2017: Stats
Base at top: 320 cm
Temp at Top: -9 Degree
Base at Uenotaira station: 250 cm
New snow since close: 0 cm
Nozawa Snow Report 1 February 2017: Overview
Today we wake with partly cloudy conditions and clear weather on the mountain. Unfortunately we haven’t had any fresh snow to top up the coverage overnight so conditions will be much the same as yesterday afternoon. Its likely the temperatures will warm during the afternoon and the snow will become slightly heavier later as a cold front approaches. As the daylight hours extend the lift operations have also changed time. From now until the start of April the Nagasaka gondola will run till 4pm, Hikage till 4:20pm and Yamabiko until 4pm. Extra hours on the hill are always welcomed.
Yesterday we had some excellent conditions mountain wide with knee deep fresh powder on top of an icy base and cold temperatures. For the first time in the season there were a few death cookies to watch out for but the groomers kept the on piste conditions nice and smooth. Another 10cm fell from first to last lifts topping up the cover and bringing the grand total to 50cm up top over the previous 24 hours. Visibility improved throughout the day finishing with a spectacular red sunset as the cloud base hovered just above Yamabiko.
Nozawa Snow Report 1 February 2017: Forecast
Snowfalls will continue after tonight into tomorrow with moderate to heavy falls. The precipitation will gradually ease into Friday morning and I predict a nice sunset on Friday afternoon as the clouds break. Saturday looks to be clear as does Sunday morning. Early next week further snowfalls are on the cards. Looking like a decent seven day forecast overall.