Base at top: 130 cm
Temp at Top: 5 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 70cm
New Snow since close: 0 cm
Weather: Temps decreasing, cloudy, possible rain in the day becoming snow at night.
Lapping the halfpipe out in the sun
With more sun for a good portion of the day yesterday, the snowpack was struggling to stay fast. The snow has become slushy across most of the mountain. Up at Yamabiko things were better than lower down, though with the mercury sitting at 6°C, It was feeling quite slow by the afternoon.
With all that said, there’s some good spring snowfall on its way to Nozawa. Temperatures will be dropping fairly quickly over the day reaching -1°C by tonight and -5°C tomorrow morning. There’s a possible chance of light rain today which should become snow up on the mountain in the evening. We’re expecting light snow through all of sunday and a little more on Monday. There’s a good amount expected to fall consistently from Wednesday through until the weekend. Get your snow dance on! It should be a nice cold week to come.
Furasato Onsen, something to try on a day like today when the snow isn’t so great. This Onsen is one of the few paid onsens in Nozawa but there are 13 others to try for free.