After yesterdays fabulously in-depth report, I'm tempted to make today's report:
NOT QUITE AS SUNNY.
Which just about sums it up really!
It's more hazy this morning, but still bright.... and warm.
The snow has been quickly melting away from lower areas of the mountain with more ground on show than white snow cover on the Karasawa area in particular. Local farmers are continuing being very busy preparing for their spring and summer seasons.
We have less than 3 weeks left to the snow season now in Nozawa: 20 days and counting.
Until today, the Yamabiko B course is closed to the public as there is a competition being held. That run should be back open and available from tomorrow.
Wednesday 16th April 2014:
Official snow depths: Yamabiko - 280cm Uenotaira - 190cm
Lifts Planned operating lifts for today: Nagasaka Gondola Yamabiko Four Yamabiko Number 2 Four
Courses Planned courses to be open: Yamabiko A Yamabiko C Yamabiko D Yamabiko E Kogenashi Paradise Uenotaira Bunabayashi Rinkan Schneider Utopia Utopia 2 Challenge
Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:
See main report
Observed snowfall in the last 14 days
Observed snowfall in this season
0cm snowfall in the last 7 days
0cm snowfall in April 2014
720cm snowfall since the beginning of the season