Nozawa Snow Report 29 December 2015

Nozawa Snow Report 29 December 2015: Now that’s more like the Nozawa we know. Who was out for first tracks?

Nozawa Snow Report 29 December 2015

Base at top: 90 cm
Temp at top: -9 degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 80 cm
New snow since close: 35 cm
Weather: snowy!

One great day followed by another great day. Yesterday was a beautiful bluebird day out on the slopes, with promising clouds starting to form as the lifts were closing. the clouds definitely delivered and we woke up to a big big dump of 35cm up top and an equally large dump in the village. We were all walking to the lifts in knee deep powder.

The snow is still falling heavily and there’s going to be a lot more for the rest of the day. Finally the day has come here at Nozawa Onsen. The rest of the week is looking nice with some smaller dumps for a couple of days into the New Year.

The fresh snow is still quite loose and visibility is limited so choose your tracks wisely and ride together. Have a blast out there!

Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:

– Nagasaka Gondola
– Hikage Gondola
– Skyline link lift
– Yamabiko Four lift
– Yamabiko Number 2 lift
– Paradise Four lift
– Uenotaira Four lift
– Yunomine Pair lift
– Mizunashi Triple lift
– Hikage Number 2 Pair B lift
– Nagasaka Triple lift
– Yu Road
Ski Courses that are open:

– Yamabiko A course
– Yamabiko B course
– Yamabiko C course
– Yamabiko D course
– Yamabiko E course
– Paradise
– Kokenashi
– Uenotaira
– Bunabayashi
– Mizunashi A
– Mizunashi B
– Yunomine A
– Yunomine B
– Hikage
– Nagasaka connection

Blue skies yesterday followed by a big dump today!

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Two sleeps ’til Christmas

Base at top: 50 cm
Temp at Top; -2 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira 45 cm
New Snow since close: 5 cm
Weather; Sun creeping through the clouds

The cool and cloudy conditions of yesterday kept the snow steadily falling at higher altitudes. The base is looking nice and the saplings and grass roots on the slopes have practically all disappeared. We received another 5cm up top yesterday so get out on those groomers for a bit of fresh snow!

Down in the village there was some rain which has unfortunately washed away most of the surrounding snow. Snow should start falling on Christmas Eve though so we’re hoping to wake up to a white Christmas! The snow will continue falling throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day, being heaviest during the nights.

Hopefully after this dump we’ll be able to ski back down to the resort. Fingers crossed!
Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:

– Nagasaka Gondola (from 8:40am)
– Hikage Gondola (from 8:40am)
– Skyline link lift
– Yamabiko Four lift
– Yamabiko Number 2 lift
– Uenotaira
Yu Road
Kaminotaria Four

Ski Courses that are open:

Yamabiko A course – 1300m length
Yamabiko C course – 850m length
Yamabiko D course – 1250m length
Yamabiko E course
Kokenashi – 200m
Uenotaira
Bunabayashi
Beech forest course
Kaminotaira piste

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 22 December 2015

The Future Looks Promising

Base at top:  45 cm

Temp at top: -2 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira:  45 cm

New snow since close: 15 cm       

Weather: cloudy and foggy

Yesterday was cloudy up the top but wasn’t as cold as it looked. I think that we’ll be grateful for the capsule chairlifts soon once it starts getting really cold. There was consistent moderate snow through yesterday afternoon which added a little bit more to our base and kept the slopes a bit softer throughout the day. We woke up to rain in the village this morning but looking up to the mountains  we can see the snow line at about 300m above the village. The report is showing 15cm of fresh overnight up top.

We’re expecting a nice three days of snowfall starting on Christmas Eve and getting heavier towards boxing day evening. The total over the three days is looking like it’ll be around 56cm! The extended forecast looks like it’ll clear up after the 27th but stay cold for the following couple of days.

Stay warm over the coming days!

Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:

– Nagasaka Gondola (from 8:40am)

– Hikage Gondola (from 8:40am)

– Skyline link lift

– Yamabiko Four lift

– Yamabiko Number 2 lift

– Uenotaira

– Yu Road

Ski Courses that are open:

– Yamabiko A course – 1300m length

Yamabiko C course – 850m length

Yamabiko D course – 1250m length

yamabiko E course

– Kokenashi – 200m

– Uenotaira

Bunabayashi

Beech forest course

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20 December 2015: Blue Skies and Low Temps.

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Blue Skies and Low Temps

The lifts started turning yesterday at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort and we received a steady falling of snow throughout the day. Day two up on the slopes is going to be a good one with blue skies all around and no wind. It’s not going to get above zero so it will still be fresh up top.

The next few days are looking okay with a couple of small showers forecast over the week before a predicted large dump over christmas. This should get us into the christmas spirit.


The opening of Gondola Cafe was a big success. The Cafe also serves as a meeting point for Nozawa Holidays’ lessons so don’t hesitate to grab a hot drink or a bite to eat before you hit the slopes!

Once again stay safe and make the most of the beautiful weather today!

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 16 December 2015: Exciting news for Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 16 December 2015

Exciting news for Nozawa Onsen

Start saying goodbye to the trees and shrubs, they’ll soon be covered in snow!

It’s cold outside and even colder up the top. The forecast has blessed us with an even better prediction than yesterday; a solid 43cm for tomorrow which is just what we need! Unfortunately there’s no snow in the village just yet but we’re expecting some tonight. The top of the resort will be getting a nice dusting over the course of today.

The photo featured here is of one of Nowawa’s most famous Onsen, a traditional experience and a great way to prepare your muscles for the weekend when our lifts will hopefully be open.

Looking outside we can see some thick clouds covering the higher sections of Nozawa Onsen. They’re looking quite heavy and ready to unload some snow. Whether they do or not is out of our control, but there’s no harm in hoping. Any moment now!

We will also be active on instagram this season, so send any of your best photos or use the hashtag ‪#‎nozawaholidays‬ and we might feature them on https://www.instagram.com/nozawaholidays/

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Nowaza Onsen Snow Report 15 December 2015: Tonight is the night!

Nowaza Onsen Snow Report 15 December 2015

Tonight is the night!

Nozawa Onsen is expecting the good stuff to start falling tonight. A few centimeters to begin with and it won’t be stopping until Thursday. Thursday is looking like the big day with plenty of snow dumping throughout the whole day. Some more again is predicted for the weekend. We are hoping to open our lifts on Friday. Everyone here is tapping their fingers in anticipation and the snow angels seem to be on our side. It looks like it’ll be a cold day on Thursday with a maximum of negative seven degrees, so stay warm!!

Neobar opened last night, which was a huge success. Guests, staff, and locals all enjoyed themselves and got to know each other, and the DJ kept everyone entertained with some smooth music.

Here’s hoping we wake up to snow piling up tomorrow morning!

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