Nozawa Snow Report 5 January 2016

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 1 January 2016

Current Mountain Conditons:

Base at top: 90 cm

Temp at top: -9 degrees

Base at Uenotaira: 80 cm

New snow since close: 5 cm

Weather; Snowy! possible sun in the afternoon

Yesterday we saw snow falling until early afternoon before the sun started to peek through the clouds. The conditions are improving and there are some great runs out there. Others are still a bit icy and exposed however we’re hoping that all changes soon.

The base is now at 90cm and tonight could be the night we break the one meter mark. We should be waking up to a fresh 17cm across the whole mountain. Looking into the future there isn’t a whole lot of snow predicted for the first few days of the New Year but we should be getting some smaller accumulations throughout the week.

Celebrations for tonight include Traditional Japanese New Year blessings at the Nozawa Onsen Shrine, or night skiing just next to the base of Nagasaka Gondola with free sake or mulled wine.

A big thanks to all the staff, guests, and locals who have made 2015 a successful year at Nozawa Onsen, and here’s to a great year ahead!

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

Rinkan

Ushikubi

Fox Course

Isemiya

Relaxing between runs

PW3A3009

Heading up

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Base at top:  40 cm

Temp at Top: 0 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira:  45 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm       

Weather: Cloudy

Day two on the slopes was fantastic. Lots of people were out riding under the beautiful blue skies from first lift until the end of the day. It’s bittersweet when there’s a day like that; it’s great weather for riding but I think we’re all hoping for more snow.

Today, There will be some light snow throughout. We’re looking at around 8cm in the afternoon and night, and then a few days down the track we’ll be getting a massive dump for Christmas! A hefty system looks like it’ll be forming on Friday night and will be leaving its mark on Saturday, with an expected dump of 33cm on the Saturday alone. Lucky us! Temperatures are going to be getting very cold over Christmas, down to -14 at the top.

For the time being, there are a number of runs open, some with better coverage than others. A few bits of grass and plants are exposed in parts so keep an eye out for them.

Stay safe out there and enjoy the mild conditions before it gets freezing!

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

– Kokenashi – 200m

– Uenotaira

– Bunabayashi

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