Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 31st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None, snow expected later
wind condition
Light
Very good
This report
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:45am
0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:13am 13cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 8:13am 32cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:26am 8cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 8:28am 12cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:45am 6cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 71cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 100cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 103cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Hello and there's no new snowfall to report on this New Years Eve morning from Nozawa.

It's a mix of blue sky and cloudy early on, but it's a good cold start to the day. Hopefully it will keep cold and then we'll get some snow later on, perhaps as early as early afternoon. Then snow is forecast through the night and into tomorrow morning.

Most lifts at Nozawa are now springing into action - today, just the Kandahar and Nagasaka Four lifts are resting. That's all good to hear.

File the next bit under 'don't want to hear', but it seems that once we get into January, there's going to be a period of milder conditions from Sunday. Unfortunately it might bring with it rain in the village though even if that happens fingers crossed it'll be snow up top. We could do without rain though of course.

Anyway, a decent refresh tonight please - though perhaps ease off for when New Year Eve festivities are planned. No nighta on the Nagasaka area due to the snow conditions, but the festivities there are still scheduled to take place (Number 1 Car Park B Block) from 11pm. There should be a few fun things going on including a fireworks display. (Actual car parking ok in the Number 1 Car Park A Block).

Once that has finished, back to heavy snow please!

Thanks for reading the reports this year so far. I'm hoping there'll be lots of good snowy news January-March and beyond.

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Please note that on Thursday 31st December, Saturday 2nd January and Sunday 3rd January, the lifts and gondolas at Nozawa Onsen will all be starting their day 30 minutes earlier than usual.

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Official info at time of writing on Thursday 31st December 2015 (subject to change):

Official snow depths:

Yamabiko: 90cm
Uenotaira: 90cm
Hikage: 55cm
Nagasaka: 45cm
Karasawa: 30cm

New snowfall as reported by the resort since yesterday:

Yamabiko: 0cm
Uenotaira: 0cm
Hikage: 0cm
Nagasaka: 0cm
Karasawa: 0cm

All lifts now planned to be operating except:

- Kandahar pair
- Nagasaka Four

Courses planned to be open:

- Yamabiko A course
- Yamabiko B course
- Yamabiko C course
- Yamabiko D course
- Yamabiko E course
- Paradise
- Kokenashi
- Uenotaira
- Bunabayashi
- Mizunashi A
- Mizunashi B
- Yunomine A
- Yunomine B
- Rinkan
- Challenge
- Hikage
- Ushikubi
- Isemiya
- Kitsune
- Nagasaka connection

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Nozawa Onsen main resort data

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Almost all lifts moving and large parts of Nozawa Onsen now open

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30th December 13cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 32cm 0cm 0cm
28th December 8cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 12cm 20cm 0cm
26th December 6cm 60cm 0cm
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March observed snowfall total - 78cm 178cm
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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[103cm]
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
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100cm
[115cm]
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[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
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[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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