Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th January 2017

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 15th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
North westerly, light down here perhaps stronger on mountain
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 15th January 2017, 8:34am
36cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:45am 52cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:51am 28cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 8:47am 5cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:36am 23cm
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 15:17pm 1cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 145cm
Last 14 reports (total): 153cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 153cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 316cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa and lots more snow to add this morning.

The official numbers seem a bit wonky when you include what they reported yesterday afternoon but there they are below. Yamabiko now all of a sudden with a snow depth of 3m. Very nice.

Snow continues to fall this morning and there's a good chance it is going to continue through the day and tomorrow and into Tuesday too. We're really getting a sustained delivery this time.

January 15th is always a big date on the calendar for Nozawa Onsen with the Dosojin Fire Festival. Highly recommended!

Not much more to say this morning other than... excellent!

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Oh no, it’s another general message from SnowJapan!

Apologies for taking up space on the reports again, but we have had a few people asking why our reports don’t appear much earlier in a morning. It’s a fair question and I’ll try to answer it. There are a few reasons...

First, it seems necessary to point out that we are not a ski resort and our reports are not official ski resort reports. Some people seem to think (or just presume) these things. If we owned and operated a ski resort, I’m fairly certain that we would make it a high priority to post updates as early as possible each morning - how much new snow at top and at base, snow depth, conditions. We’d also be sure to have multiple and meaningful webcams pointing out to locations around the resort. But we’re not official ski resorts/reports.

These things are what ski resorts should ideally be doing, right?

It varies, but a fair number of Japanese ski resorts only post their morning updates after 8am - and sometimes later. If we (SnowJapan) posted our reports earlier than we currently do, we would often miss important information - like news of how much fresh snow ski resorts are reporting, news of any early morning lift disruption at the start of the day, etc. We would often be missing that kind of information.

We like to think of our reports as a season-long ongoing commentary, rather than simply an early morning report for people who are going to be queuing for the first lift of the day. And after all, people who are lucky enough to already be at a ski resort and hitting the first lifts can get a good idea of weather conditions by taking a look outside of the window when they get up.

If we posted our reports just for the benefit of those people, the reports would not be as good or detailed as they are. We feel that our way makes for better all-round reports.

In addition, there’s also the people who post the reports and their circumstances to consider. They probably need some coffee and toast before posting, they may need to dig themselves out of their home, they may need to see to other complexities life throws at them. And - some of the reports in particular - take much longer than just a few minutes to put together each morning.

For a bit more on that kind of thing, please refer to my previous message. It can be found here:

Our message last week

There are many new people using the website, and our traffic records are being broken every day at the moment. Thank you. Please be sure to read our “About” pages associated with the daily report pages and ski resort listing pages – they cover a lot of information.

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Sunday 15th January 2017

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 60cm
- Uenotaira: 50cm
- Hikage: 30cm
- Nagasaka: 67cm
- Karasawa: 20cm

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 300cm
- Uenotaira: 190cm
- Hikage: 120cm
- Nagasaka: 115cm
- Karasawa: 100cm

Lifts operations:
All lifts appear to be operating except for:
- Kandahar pair

Most courses at Nozawa Onsen are now open. Courses not open are:
- Hachiman
- Kandahar East
- Kandahar West
- Kamoshika

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Sunday 15th January 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Nozawa Onsen is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Sunday 15th January 2017
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 15th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
15th January 36cm 1cm 0cm
14th January 52cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 28cm 0cm 15cm
12th January 5cm 1cm 30cm
11th January 23cm 5cm 5cm
10th January 1cm 0cm 5cm
9th January 0cm 7cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 145cm 14cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 153cm 20cm 150cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 161cm 100cm 437cm
January observed snowfall total 153cm 132cm 314cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 215cm
March observed snowfall total - 75cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 316cm 472cm 1044cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
153cm
[316cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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