Nozawa Snow Report 31 December 2013
Light snow for the last day of 2013
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A rider gets deep in the backcountry of Nozawa Onsen.
Present conditions and weather in Nozawa Onsen
Base up top: 190 cm Temp Top: -6 Degrees
Base at bottom: 70 cm
New Snow since close: 5 cm
Nozawa Snow Report 31 December 2013
Five centimetres of fresh has been recorded overnight in Nozawa Onsen. We currently have overcast conditions above the village and temperatures are cool at the summit, warmer down low.
Best areas of the resort will be the upper half if your hunting some fresh or throughout all groomers if your just cruising. If the village last night was any indication then the slopes will be busy today so pick your skiing areas carefully. New Year and the fire festival are the two busiest times in Nozawa Onsen.
Yesterday was a nice day with the clear weather although the off piste snow suffered down low with the warm conditions, becoming heavy. That being said, the snow remained in top notch condition in the Yamabiko area.
We still expect a moderate dump of snow starting early tomorrow morning and continuing over the next few days. Heaviest falls will occur tomorrow, but the best skiing will be had Thursday with colder temps and lighter winds.
Overhead in Nozawa Onsen.
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Nozawa Snow Report 31 December 2013: Light snow for the last day of 2013
The weather in Nozawa Onsen is unreal – almost like February at times. Hardly anyone on the mountain this morning. Almost feels like a private ski resort at times. Still great snow conditions on and off the slopes. If you know the right spots you can even still find nice powder runs. After a few snowy days and a blue sky yesterday the temperatures are on the rise a bit today. But still good fun to carve down Skyline towards the village and get a few turns in at the slushy bottom part.
Fantastic day yesterday. Fresh powder and blue sky is a mix which is hard to beat. A lot of people did not want to miss out and made their way up to Nozawa to enjoy skiing once more this season. Temperatures stayed fairly cold up top and guaranteed good snow condition all day long. Got a bit slushy at the bottom in the afternoon. But all in all could not ask for a better day.
The forecast shows a blue sky tomorrow and some rain for Wednesday. Should not affect us too much, there is still plenty of snow on the mountain. Nozawa are keeping a really big area of the resort open, in fact most of the main runs really and you can still ski from top to bottom.
Apart from that we’ve decided to close the Nozawa Onsen Snow Report out today. Not that, as you can see above, that’s any reflection of the snow quality in Nozawa. It’s been an awesome season but the weather is only getting warmer from here by the looks of it and the skiers much less.
We’ll be updating occasionally over the off season with videos and pics from this season so if you have one you’d like to contribute please do so on our Facebook page. Otherwise see you all next season in Nozawa Onsen!
*Special arigato gozaimasu to the Nozawa Holidays / Lodge Nagano crews for all their help this year – you guys rock! Do check out their great Nozawa Onsen accommodation options for the Nozawa Onsen ski season 2012/2013
Current Nozawa Onsen Weather