Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th January 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:48am on Saturday 12th January 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny and clear
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Excellent
This report
Saturday 12th January 2013, 10:48am
0cm
Friday 11th January 2013, 10:27am 30cm
Thursday 10th January 2013, 10:33am 5cm
Wednesday 9th January 2013, 10:47am 0cm
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 11:21am 0cm
Monday 7th January 2013, 10:52am 0cm
Sunday 6th January 2013, 10:49am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 163cm
Current month (January 2013) total: 160cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 376cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Saturday 12th January 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

After a couple of days with some snowfall, the weather has returned to intense sunshine here in Nozawa Onsen. Looks like a great day for skiing with the perfect visibility.

Many of the well known areas became tracked out when the snowfalls stopped around lunchtime yesterday, however with a bit of exploration you would be sure to still find some untracked Nozawa powder. Conditions on the groomers will be fast early, but will soften in the afternoon with the warm temperatures forecast.

The weekend crowds began to roll into the resort early this morning. It will be significantly busier than the past week up on the mountain but Nozawa has a pretty efficient lifting system so lines shouldn't be too bad.

Yesterday was an awesome day on the mountain. Snowfalls persisted for most of the morning before the overcast conditions parted and gave way to some sun, although clouds lingered around the peak for most of the day. South facing slopes in the lower quarter of the resort developed a light crust during the afternoon however areas up high were fine.

We are approaching one of the busier weeks of the season in Nozawa. The world-renowned Dosojin Fire Festival will occur on the 15th January (Tuesday) in Nozawa, and many people make the trip each year to witness the spectacle. It's well worth it.

Preparations are already underway with the villagers carrying logs down the mountain to construct the centerpiece tower, which will be attacked with fire on the night of the 15th. Exciting stuff.

The forecast has improved with the latest updates. We are now expecting a two day bout of warm weather before snowfalls and the cold returns the following days. Significant, quality falls are still looking possible of the 17th.

Lifts operating:
All lifts operating

Courses open:
All courses open except:
Kandahar West
Kandahar East

Official snow depths
Yamabiko
235cm

Uenotaira
230cm

Hikage
140cm

Nagasaka
130cm

Karasawa
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:48am on Saturday 12th January 2013
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report.

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