Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 16th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sunshine for now
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not now, but forecast later
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Saturday 16th December 2017, 8:42am
0cm
Friday 15th December 2017, 7:55am 2cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 8:32am 41cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 8:52am 3cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 8:31am 5cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 7:24am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:07am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 51cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 69cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 16th December 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa.

And more good news this morning. Not fresh snowfall news - of which there is none to report - rather, more of the mountain opening up... and you can now ski back down to base. Or snowboard back to base, if that is your preference. Either via the Rinkan (Forest) course for beginners or the more difficult Ushikubi

More courses and lifts are opening from this morning meaning that now a bit chunk of the resort is now available. Great stuff. Bit confused at seeing Uenotaira quad listed on the official site as not operating, but anyway... all good!

We still want lots more snow of course and hopefully after a calm and sunny start to today it should be snowing before the end of the day and through tomorrow. So I should have fresh snow to report in my next report.

There's also a little 'Opening Festival' going to be happening at the top station of the Nagasaka Gondola at 11am. I'm guessing that everyone's favourite friendly (and very green) skiing vegetable 'Nasuki' mascot will be present! Which makes it worth turning up for, no doubt. That... and the sake. Be careful not to drink (too much) and ride though!

Oh yes, and the 'janken taikai' for all you rock-paper-scissors fans. Sounds pretty wild doesn't it!

I'm guessing that some of you might be more interested in some serious snow action than playing janken...

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Saturday 16th December 2017

Operating lifts:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Hikage Gondola
- Yamabiko four lift
- Yamabiko Number 2 lift
- Uenotaira four lift (??)
- Skyline connecting lift
- Paradise four lift
- Utopia pair
- Hikage triple
- Hikage pair
- Shinyu pair
- Nagasaka triple
- Yu Road

Planned open courses:

- Yamabiko A-E
- Kokenashi
- Uenotaira
- Paradise
- Yunomine
- Mizunashi
- Bunabayashi
- Rinkan
- Ushikubi
- Kurokura
- Hikage
- Nagasaka (part)
- Kumataka

Fresh snowfall (as reported by the resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 0cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 0cm
- Hikage (660m): 0cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 0cm
- Karasawa (563m): 0cm

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 125cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 115cm
- Hikage (660m): 65cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 55cm
- Karasawa (563m): 30cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Saturday 16th December 2017
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

More of Nozawa Onsen is opening up from today

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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 16th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
16th December 0cm 6cm 0cm
15th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
14th December 41cm 0cm 0cm
13th December 3cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 5cm 18cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 24cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 51cm 57cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 63cm 7cm
November observed snowfall total 21cm 2cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 69cm 161cm 100cm
January observed snowfall total - 366cm 132cm
February observed snowfall total - 196cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 97cm 75cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 90cm 822cm 472cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
69cm
[90cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
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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