Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 20th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 20th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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wind condition
Light
Decent
This report
Saturday 20th December 2014, 8:40am
0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 7:56am 25cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 8:17am 70cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 9:00am 10cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 9:02am 0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 8:21am 60cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 8:49am 70cm
Last 7 reports (total): 235cm
Last 14 reports (total): 290cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 310cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 310cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Turned into a beautiful day yesterday... check out yesterdays updated report for a few photos from the day.

Blue skies, sunny, great snow and lots of it. Fantastic.

It's a cloudy start this morning and no new start to the day. It will warm up to around 4 degrees today and clouds bringing snow (fingers crossed for straight into snow and no rain before it) later on in the day. Tomorrow the forecast is for cloud/snow but I don't think we are expecting mad heavy snowfall again for the moment.

Great news this morning is that most of the mountain is open from today. There's a few steeper runs that they're no opening quite yet, but apart from that it's mostly open. See info updated below. Uenotaira Snow Park also now open with lots of waves and boxes and that sort of thing if that's what tickles your fancy.

It's the 'Grand Open' of the resort today. At 11am this morning at the Yamabiko top station of the Nagasaka Gondola, there'll be some events going on including drink and food and your chance to 'janken' (rock-paper-scissors) with Nasuki, that loveable kawaii green Nozawa character. You usually can find Nasuki in the Kids Park in the Hikage area at weekends, but he's making a special appearance further up the mountain this morning. Go Nasuki!

No doubt Santa is very busy this time of year, but on Monday and Tuesday he's going to take a break from his busy worldwide schedule and spend time at Nozawa. And, if you find him, apparently he'll give you a present. Not sure if that works for big kids (ie adults) as well as little kids!

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Courses open:

All courses now open except:

Paradise link
Hikage no kabe
Grand Prix course
Jumping Course
Challenge 39
Kandahara West
Kandahara East
Kamoshika Course

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Lifts open (subject to weather conditions):

All lifts operating except:

Kandahar Pair
Shinyu Pair
Hikage Number 2 Pair A line

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Official snow depths:
Yamabiko - 260cm
Uenotaira - 250cm
Hikage - 200cm
Nagasaka - 195cm
Karasawa - N/A

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Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Saturday 20th December 2014
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most lifts now operating - see main report

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 20th December 2014
2013/2014
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20th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
19th December 25cm 0cm 30cm
18th December 70cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 10cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
15th December 60cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 70cm 2cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 235cm 32cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 290cm 49cm 72cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 15cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 310cm 100cm 213cm
January observed snowfall total - 259cm 311cm
February observed snowfall total - 168cm 253cm
March observed snowfall total - 178cm 29cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 15cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 310cm 720cm 824cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 20th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
[0cm]
310cm
[310cm]
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[310cm]
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[310cm]
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[310cm]
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[310cm]
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[310cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
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[720cm]
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[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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