Nozawa Onsen open. Nozawa season starts tomorrow.
First Nozawa Snow Report of the season
Is Nozawa Onsen open? Yes, and welcome to season 2013/14 in Nozawa Onsen and the first Nozawa Snow Report of the season. Things kick off tomorrow morning at 8.40am with a limited number of lifts operating – Nagasaka Gondola, Yamabiko Four Lift and Yamabiko Number 2 Four lift. The courses that will be open are Yamabiko A,C,D & E (see below). Because of the light snow cover there are special early season lift tickets being offered until 20 December. Adults are 3,000 yen, Children 1,500 yen and Seniors are 2,000 yen
There was a big dump a couple of weeks ago but not much since. Some snow has come in tonight (what great timing!) and hopefully that will provide a little extra covering up on the upper courses for the opening weekend.
Our correspondent & photographer for this year, Shaun, flies into Nozawa in a couple of weeks so expect some serious reporting and great photographs from the middle of December. A big thanks to the Nozawa Holidays crew for their assistance with the Nozawa Snow Reports. Make sure to check them out for a great range of Nozawa accommodation and hospitality!
There are some new pages to check out on the Nozawa Onsen Guide. You can see the updated Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort info here and you can now also order your Nozawa ski school lessons and ski rentals online here. Need to know how to get here? Check out our new Nozawa Onsen Access Guide. Haven’t booked you Nozawa accommodation yet? You better get cracking – some places are full already!