Nozawa Onsen Snow report 26 December 2015

Nozawa Onsen Snow report 26 December 2015: We got snow for Christmas in Nozawa! What did you get?

Nozawa Onsen Snow report 26 December 2015

Yesterday’s conditions were quite icy but some snow started falling in the afternoon. It started snowing in the village later in the afternoon and has been falling most of the night. The village has a nice light coating of snow and the top has a fresh 15cm.

The future is looking good with fresh snow forecast for the next four days. We should be getting around 10cm a day. Wednesday looks like it’ll be a beautiful clear day to make the most of the fresh snow. Temperatures at the top won’t be getting above -4 so all the fresh snow should settle nicely. Tomorrow will be an incredibly chilly day with temperatures not getting above -10 and a wind chill factor of -24. Stay warm!!

As for the village the temperature will be hovering between -5 and 0 degrees, with snow continuing to fall over the next couple of days.

Here’s a few shots from on the mountain yesterday:

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are keen to get out there and test out any new gear!

Current Conditions at Nozawa Onsen:

Base at top: 40 cm
Temp at top: -7 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira: 40 cm
New snow since close: 15 cm
Weather: cloudy with light snow throughout the day

Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:

Nagasaka Gondola
Shade gondola
Yamabiko Four
Yamabiko second Four
Skyline contact pair
Kaminotaira Four
Paradise Four
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
– Kaminotaira piste
– Paradise

Nozawa Onsen Snow report 26 December 2015

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 December 2015: Two sleeps 'til Christmas

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 December 2015: Two sleeps ’til Christmas

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 December 2015

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

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

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

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20 December 2015

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 19 December 2015: The Grand Opening of Nozawa Onsen Ski .

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 19 December 2015

The Grand Opening.

The lifts here at Nozawa Onsen will be opening today! Thanks to a generous snow fall overnight on Thursday and a nice fresh coating of 15cm in the early hours of this morning, the snow depth now sits at 40cm at the top. Yamabiko lift will be open and the runs that stem from there will be open. It’s still snowing quite heavily and looks like visibility won’t be perfect so keep your eyes up.

We’re expecting another 11cm throughout the day and some clearer conditions this afternoon, so get out there if you can for the first runs of the season. Everyone here is over the moon that we can open our lifts and we’re excited to see everyone out there enjoying themselves.

Gondola Cafe will be open and is a great cosy place to stay warm when you aren’t on the slopes. The cafe is located opposite Nagasaka Gondola in the Mt Dock Shop.

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Nowaza Onsen Snow Report 18 December 2015: The Snow is Piling Up.

Nowaza Onsen Snow Report 18 December 2015

The Snow is Piling Up.

After some patchy snowfalls yesterday morning, we were rewarded with a solid dump in the afternoon and through the night. The snow is still falling and our excitement is rising; although unfortunately the lifts will not be opening today. We received 20 centimetres up the top overnight which brings the base at the top up to 25 centimetres. we’re expecting some more overnight and tomorrow, so hopefully tomorrow is opening day.

Around town, everybody’s been getting ready. The rental shop has been busy, boards and skis are being waxed and prepared, snowmen have started popping up, windscreen wipers have been raised and the ski patrol have been busy preparing the mountain.

Gondola Cafe will be opening today, so stop by for your coffee fix and say hi to the team up there.

Here’s to more snow at Nozawa Onsen!

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 17 December 2015

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 17 December 2015: Snow is in the air!

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 17 December 2015

Snow is in the air!

It’s always exciting to wake up and see snow falling outside, and this morning we were blessed with the first lot of predicted snow. The trees have begun to turn white and we can see a nice base starting to develop on the slopes at Nozawa Ski Resort. A few of the guests have already got into the spirit and this morning we witnessed the first snowball fight of the season.


There’s more snow to come throughout the day, particularly up the top of the resort. It’s looking like it will be an exciting couple of days to come with some more snow showers predicted and the expected opening of the resort by the weekend. The village farmers are finishing up their work for the season just as the skiers and boarders are preparing for theirs. Stay tuned to keep up with the transition into a real winter here at Nozawa Onsen.

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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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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 16 December 2015

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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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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14 December 2015: Counting down the days

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14 December 2015

Counting down the days

Here at Nozawa Onsen, we’re all counting down the days until we start seeing the snow piling up. In fact, the forecast is telling us that there is only one more day! Snow should start falling on Tuesday night and won’t be stopping until Thursday night. There is some more predicted snow for the coming weekend which should all help to build a solid base for the season to come. If all goes as planned, we’ll be out riding in no time at all.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14 December 2015: Counting down the days

Today, a number of our guests are going to see the snow monkeys, one of the highlights of a stay at Nozawa Onsen. The monkeys have their own natural hot springs to bathe in and warm up which is a spectacular sight to see as the steam rises off the water and the monkeys go about their day.

Tonight is the opening of the Neo Bar, a popular place with locals and visitors. A great place to unwind after a day on the slopes. The bar is located up the top of the village.

Let’s cross our fingers and wait eagerly for this snow. Not long to go!

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14 December 2015: Counting down the days

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14 December 2015: Counting down the days