Nozawa Snow Report: Getting buried in a big dump overnight

Snow path in Nozawa Onsen


We are getting absolutely buried in new snow in Nozawa Onsen today. Official reports are showing up to 65cm up top we are struggling to shovel 70cm in the driveway just to get all the eager powder hounds out the front door and up the slopes!

It started on my way to the onsen last night around midnight and by the time I had come out there was 10cm on the ground. I gathered a further 5cm on my head on the way home! It just continued dumping all night and is still heavy now with no sign of stopping! Nice light fluffy snow with first tracks almost every run. The groomers are back out on the slopes this morning to try and make some groomed runs for the non initiated!

Anyway better go and get in some valuable research up the mountain for you all! Stay safe and have an awesome day it is going to be deep powder. May need more than the snorkel, maybe pack a periscope today!

Nozawa Onsen shop

Nozawa Snow Report: Unexpected blizzard blows into Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen Powder snow

A blizzard in Nozawa just hit us and the whole place has turned white. Up top is a bit of a white out and lots of guys came back down early. The good news is we have had over 10cm of fresh snow in about 2 hours and it is starting to ease!

It started this morning like it finished yesterday nice and sunny but some dark clouds rolled in and it quickly changed. Yesterday was an amazing day on the mountain with 30cm of fresh and beautiful sunshine. Some of the season long gang were claiming it as the best day of the season. But I have heard that mentioned a few times before!

The best may be ahead of us with a few heavy dumps and lots of snowman marks on the radar. So dig out the powder straps and hang on for a great ride.

Snow on trees in Nozawa Onsen