Turned into a beautiful day yesterday... check out yesterdays updated report for a few photos from the day.
Blue skies, sunny, great snow and lots of it. Fantastic.
It's a cloudy start this morning and no new start to the day. It will warm up to around 4 degrees today and clouds bringing snow (fingers crossed for straight into snow and no rain before it) later on in the day. Tomorrow the forecast is for cloud/snow but I don't think we are expecting mad heavy snowfall again for the moment.
Great news this morning is that most of the mountain is open from today. There's a few steeper runs that they're no opening quite yet, but apart from that it's mostly open. See info updated below. Uenotaira Snow Park also now open with lots of waves and boxes and that sort of thing if that's what tickles your fancy.
It's the 'Grand Open' of the resort today. At 11am this morning at the Yamabiko top station of the Nagasaka Gondola, there'll be some events going on including drink and food and your chance to 'janken' (rock-paper-scissors) with Nasuki, that loveable kawaii green Nozawa character. You usually can find Nasuki in the Kids Park in the Hikage area at weekends, but he's making a special appearance further up the mountain this morning. Go Nasuki!
No doubt Santa is very busy this time of year, but on Monday and Tuesday he's going to take a break from his busy worldwide schedule and spend time at Nozawa. And, if you find him, apparently he'll give you a present. Not sure if that works for big kids (ie adults) as well as little kids!
All courses now open except:
Paradise link Hikage no kabe Grand Prix course Jumping Course Challenge 39 Kandahara West Kandahara East Kamoshika Course
Lifts open (subject to weather conditions):
All lifts operating except:
Kandahar Pair Shinyu Pair Hikage Number 2 Pair A line