Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Thursday 21st January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
2m/s SW
Generally decent
This report
Thursday 21st January 2016, 9:21am
18cm
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 8:50am 9cm
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 9:01am 3cm
Monday 18th January 2016, 8:45am 3cm
Sunday 17th January 2016, 8:32am 4cm
Saturday 16th January 2016, 8:01am 1cm
Friday 15th January 2016, 8:43am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 75cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 178cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Thursday 21st January 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

It is a good morning in Nozawa.

New snowfall to report - up to 35cm of it on the upper slopes reported by the resort since yesterday morning - less wind and more of the mountain open.

Thanks to the fresh snowfall, Skyline is now open along with a number of other courses that were not open.

The snow depth numbers are still very low to what we are used to of course. On this day last year the official snow depth on the upper Yamabiko area was 400cm (compared with 135cm today) and on the lower Karasawa area it was 220cm (compared with 50cm today). That's actually a pretty stark contrast isn't it, even considering that last season we enjoyed a really great start.

It's the fresh snow on base that is important to us in the here and now, though with much less of a base that may well impact the length of the season. So - as if it needs saying! - we want as much snow as possible to try and catch up to the norm.

The forecast is for light snow at times today and tomorrow to be followed by potentially heavy snowfall over the weekend, in particular on Sunday. Onegai shimasu.

For the moment though, there were lots of people eager to get up on the first lifts this morning and I think I will go and join them having fun in this fresh snow.

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Official info at time of writing on Thursday 21st January 2016 (subject to change):

Official snow depths:

Yamabiko: 135cm
Uenotaira: 110cm
Hikage: 70cm
Nagasaka: 65cm
Karasawa: 50cm

New snowfall as reported by the resort since yesterday morning:

Yamabiko: 35cm
Uenotaira: 30cm
Hikage: 20cm
Nagasaka: 20cm
Karasawa: 20cm

All lifts now planned to be operating except:

- Yunomine pair*
- Mizunashi triple*
- Challenge pair*
- Utopia pair*
- Kandahar pair
- Hikage Number 2 pair B line*

(Lifts marked * are usually operating on weekends and holidays)

The following courses are not currently open:

- Paradise connection
- Challenge 39
- Hikage no kabe
- Grand Prix
- Jumping
- Hachiman
- Mukoubayashi
- Kandahar West
- Kandahar East

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Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Thursday 21st January 2016
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*as of Thursday 21st January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
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20th January 9cm 20cm 31cm
19th January 3cm 0cm 30cm
18th January 3cm 30cm 5cm
17th January 4cm 10cm 2cm
16th January 1cm 10cm 1cm
15th January 1cm 0cm 0cm
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February observed snowfall total - 215cm 168cm
March observed snowfall total - 78cm 178cm
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Season observed snowfall total 178cm 1044cm 720cm
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2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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[103cm]
75cm
[178cm]
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0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
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[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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