Another cold clear start to the day here in Nozawa Onsen. Could almost get used to this, makes life pretty easy not having to shove all that snow to get out the front door! This time last year we had a massive 3 meters of snow in 4 days. Anyway looks like the snow will be here soon enough see the forecast attached.
Temps are going up tomorrow morning with strong south winds then the westerly change will bring in some good snow for the top tomorrow night. Not sure that will be enough for the switch to get flicked on the lifts to roll on Saturday morning but would be nice if it does. If not from Wednesday the 16th Winter proper is looking like it will take hold of Nozawa with cold temps and serious snow on the menu.
Talking to the resort managers they are predicting the same at this stage. So as my old Ski Patrol boss said to me in the Onsen last night with a glint in is eye. Don’t worry the snow will arrive soon and before long we will be hoping it will stop! After 70 Seasons in Nozawa I think he knows what he is talking about! We look forward to welcoming you to Winter Nozawa style soon…
Thanks Lada for the photo