Nozawa Onsen has had 21cm in the last 3 hours(8pm-11pm), including 11cm in one hour!!!!!
Yeah... no. Don't base reliability on one season. It comes back to haunt you.So strange how Hokkaido is quite literally missing every bit of this front. Lows develop, yet abait south. Never thought I'd say it but.. is central/costal, Japan more reliable!? Potentially restructure my trip next year!
Just discovered this page, great for the hourly updates. Managed a few runs down skyline while it was open for an hour. Snowing very heavily at the top of Happo now, visibility low.Only the very top chair(Grat Quad) is closed. Alpen Quad is running.
Probably 2012? You didn't want to fall over that year. It was a b**** to get back up.Yep, my wife and I ad an experience like that in Nozawa a few years back. Seriously dangerous on piste in places and deadly off piste and in gullys.
It is a dangerous avalanche conditions. Forest took a bigger margin of safety, noting the higher risk of avalanches occur and swamp-like terrain exist within the forest, where action. Please find a small place of the effect of the wind, such as forest, avoid slopes of wind slabs forming. Small avalanches and terrain traps combined with higher risk. So you don't miss that place. Dangerous condition. Even in the below treeline area, pay attention to avalanche terrain such as start zones and gullies even on terrain within the trees. Add an additional safety margin when you travel in the backcountry today. Avoid slopes with wind slab and look out for safe areas such as in dense forest where there is limited wind effect. The avalanche risk will increase with terrain traps even when avalanche size is small.