Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 26th February 2019
We’re still awaiting some late-February snow to fall. But once again, we’re not complaining about the visibility! Nozawa Onsen has been throwing up some amazing, spring-like days of late. The temperature was forecast to dive today but there is little evidence of that thus far. Instead, we’ve got a brilliant day of blue skies and some cloud.
The forward forecast for the week ahead shows a bit of light snow here and there but nothing significant to speak of. At least, not at this stage. We all know how quickly that can change. Let’s hope that it does and just see what happens. In the meantime, we’re thankful for the existing substantial base that has us sliding around on Mount Kenashi beneath the sun.
What’s the official word from the top of the mountain?
At 10:00 am;
Temp at the top; 0C
New snow since close; 0cm
Base at the top; 265 cm
Of course, it won’t be too long before it is legitimately spring. This is the time that many look forward to. Those unconcerned with the powder days of earlier in the season and look forward to warmer temperatures and fewer people to share runs with will also find other bonuses. The most obvious of those being the discounts to be had. Accommodation and lift tickets become progressively cheaper as March slowly becomes April. In fact, there are quite a few reasons many prefer spring skiing over any other time.