Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 30 December 2015: The snow’s still falling in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 30 December 2015

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 was an epic day out on the slopes. We received 35cm of fresh snow followed by blue skies from the late morning onwards. Everyone was out to get first tracks but even by late afternoon there were still some awesome lines to be found.

This morning we woke up to be rewarded with more of the good stuff. Snow has been dropping from the sky for the past few hours this morning and we’re currently sitting on 5cm of the fresh stuff. Lifts and gondolas will be opening 30 minutes earlier than usual today, tomorrow, January 2nd and january 3rd during the busy period of Japanese school holidays.

Unfortunately the whole resort isn’t yet open, but more runs are opening each day with this new snow falling. There will be a smaller dump coming in tomorrow afternoon too hopefully, so best to keep the powder skis handy!

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

 

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 28 December 2015

Base at top: 70 cm
Temp at Top; -6 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira 50 cm
New Snow since close: 20 cm
Weather; Sunny!

The snow didn’t stop falling yesterday; we received a welcome dump of snow covering all the rooves and trees, and most importantly on the runs. The temperatures were cold and the visibility wasn’t great, but the on piste conditions were fantastic. The snow stopped in the late evening and temperatures stayed cold both up top and in the village so the snow is still nice and soft.

Today’s looking like it’ll be a beautiful morning with some clouds forming in the late afternoon. Snow should start falling soon after and temperatures will fall once again as the system starts to take shape over Nozawa Onsen.

Heavy snow is on its way and the powder days are upon us with more snow to come and the base getting deeper. A nice 30cm is expected over the next 24 hours. The mountain is quite busy at the moment with Japanese schools on holidays, so let’s share the runs and try to avoid any accidents! Safe riding!

Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:
Nagasaka Gondola
Nagasaka three
Shade gondola
Yamabiko Four
Yamabiko second Four
Skyline contact pair
Kaminotaira Four
Paradise Four
Yu Road
Nagasaka

Ski Courses that are open:

Yamabiko A course – 1300m length
Yamabiko B course
Yamabiko C course – 850m length
Yamabiko D course – 1250m length
Yamabiko E course
– Kokenashi – 200m
– Uenotaira
Bunabayashi
Beech forest course
Kaminotaira piste
Paradise
Mizunashi A
Mizunashi B
Yunomine A
Yunomine B

 

Blue skies in every direction

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Base at top:  70 cm

Temp at top: -9 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira:  50 cm

New snow since close: 20 cm       

Weather: Sun creeping through the clouds

A beautiful day of blue skies yesterday left us feeling bittersweet. It was awesome to see the sun but we were all hoping for more snow.  Luckily, it’s been snowing overnight and we woke up to 15cm of fresh up the top and nearly 15 in the village too. Since lifts opening this morning we’ve already received another 5cm. The snow doesn’t look like it’ll be stopping any time soon either. the snow should become lighter in the afternoon but we’ll still be receiving some more in the afternoon.

Tomorrow looks like it’ll be a beautiful up on the slopes, with clear skies for the morning before clouding over in the late afternoon and dumping 16 cm overnight. We’re in for a good week to come and a good start to the new year if this weather system keeps progressing over the next couple of days.

Now that the snow is starting to build up, the tree runs are becoming more and more and more tempting. Make the right decisions and keep yourself safe on the mountain!

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

Beautiful blue skies yesterday on Uenotaira

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 27 December 2015

Woke up to lots of snow this morning!
Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 27 December 2015

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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

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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 21 December 2015: More snow to come at Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 21 December 2015

More snow to come at Nozawa Onsen

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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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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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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