Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 February 2014: The week ahead looks good

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 February 2014

The week ahead looks good

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 February 2014

Ski jump competition yesterday in Nozawa Onsen.

Lunchtime weather and snow conditions in Nozawa Onsen now

Base up top (Yamabiko – see webcam): 240 cm Temp Top: +6 Degrees

Base at bottom (Nagasaka – see webcam): 115 cm Temp Bottom: +8 Degrees

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather: Mostly sunny

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 February 2014

We have a fine and mostly sunny morning in Nozawa Onsen today. There is some low lying fog in the valley which will make a nice view from the top early. Temperatures are still quite warm with an inversion layer but the snow has held up very well during this recent warm spell with minimal loss of coverage.

Early on the lower groomers will be firm and fast before softening later today. Positive temperatures in the top half of the mountain mean the snow will slushy from the outset. Off piste will be lacklustre at best until we get some fresh snow, expected overnight.

Finally, this warm period will come to an end with a strong and prolonged series of fronts moving in from the NW. Tomorrow will be excellent, but Wednesday will be even better with very cold temperatures and a decent top up of snow. Around 30cm is expected before this time, probably more. Snowfalls will continue until Friday, which will be clear. On Saturday additional snowfalls are forecast. This is subject to some revisions over the coming week.

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There’s a couple of popular events coming up in nearby Iiyama City. At present you can visit the kamakura in Shinanodaira which have been built by local volunteers and eat delicious nabe hot pot. Make sure to pre-book your reservation before arriving. Next weekend is the famous Iiyama Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival). See here for English information.

Iiyama Snow Festival

Iiyama Snow Festival

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 February 2014: The week ahead looks good