Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014: A dusting of snow

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014

A dusting of snow in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014

A typical view on the drive to Nozawa Onsen.

Lunchtime weather and snow conditions in Nozawa Onsen now

Base up top (Yamabiko – see webcam): 235 cm Temp Top: -7 Degrees

Base at bottom (Nagasaka – see webcam): 110 cm Temp Bottom: +1 Degree

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather: Light snow

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014

At last! We have some fresh snow falling in Nozawa Onsen today. Not much with only a dusting across the mountain but at least its a start and a sign of things to come with snowfall rates expected to increase later today. The mountain will be fast and icy early and the tree runs will be a challenge in the conditions. With the continued snowfalls conditions should improve later in the day.

Yesterday was slushy, classic spring conditions, which is very unusual considering the time of year. Nevertheless there was fun to be had on the pistes after they softened. The snow was quite fast, better than the day before. Off piste areas were not the best to be honest. The park and pipe were in fine form considering the snow conditions.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014

Conditions today in Nozawa Onsen

Looking at the forecast, snowfalls should increase to moderate levels overnight with around 10-20cm expected. Tomorrow will be windy and cold but the fresh powder will more than make up for it. Snowfalls are expected to ease over this time before becoming isolated on Thursday. Friday should clear to bluebird conditions.

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014

Fire festival memories.

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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 4 February 2014: A dusting of snow

Beautiful Spring Day in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen Snow Base up top: 365 cm
Current Nozawa Onsen Temperature: +3 Degrees
Nozawa Onsen Snow Base at bottom: 210 cm
New Snow in Nozawa Onsen: 0 cm
Nozawa Weather: Blue sky

After a nice dump earlier this week there‚Äôs been a couple of quite warm days in Nozawa with no snow to speak of. But as the end game looms here for the season there’s more snow forecast. Today temperatures are in the plus and climbed up to 3 degrees on the mountain this morning. Probably best to head up early, get a few runs in and take it easy in the afternoon. There are many great restaurants on the mountain where you can enjoy your lunch outside in the sun. There is a still a very good base and the snow varies between corn, groomed and a bit slushy. It will be still good fun to ride and it looks like the sun is just breaking through the clouds right now.

Great conditions yesterday. In the morning there were plenty of fresh powder lines on offer. Got a bit slushy in the afternoon, but over all a fantastic day. Not a single cloud in the sky all day long and again a stunning sunset in the evening.

As we said after the warm spring conditions from today it looks like temperatures will drop overnight and snow will start coming in tomorrow morning. Heavy snow on the forecast Saturday afternoon. Have a great weekend in Nozawa Onsen.

Here’s a great Nozawa Onsen ski video from this week. Enjoy!

Even more snow in Nozawa Onsen!

Snow base up top: 375 cm
Current temperature: -2 Degrees
Snow base at bottom: 220 cm
New Snow: 10 cm
Weather: Snowing

It just doesn’t let up with more fresh snow once again in Nozawa. After the warm spring temperatures yesterday afternoon it’s a bit hard to believe. It was bucketing here this morning and Nozawa Onsen village got more than five centimetres of fresh snow in under one hour. Looking out the window right now it is still snowing lightly, so it will be another good powder day up top.

It was a day like in a picture book here in Nozawa Onsen yesterday with a gorgeous blue sky all day long, good snow conditions up top and people actually sunbathing down in the village! The best thing about all this late season snow? The slopes are all yours with very few skiers on the mountain. A wonderful sunset was the perfect end to this fantastic day.

Today it will keep on snowing through out the day before we are back to a clear, cloudless sky tomorrow. Heavy snow on the forecast this weekend. The winter continues here in Nozawa Onsen.

The perfect setting. Looking at the Nozawa House from the free Shinju Pair Lift.