Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 31st December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:45am
4cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 8:22am 42cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:40am 8cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:33am 20cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:32am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 76cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 161cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 163cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Happy New Years Eve from Nozawa!

And after that lovely snowfall that I reported on yesterday, here's what the resort reported on top of that:

- Yamabiko: 25cm
- Uenotaira: 18cm
- Hikage: 10cm
- Nagasaka: 10cm
- Karasawa: 5cm

So just a bit more during the day down at base and another 25cm up on Yamabiko... although they don't seem to be updating the snow depth for Yamabiko which seems odd. Anyway, this is what the resort is reporting. And as always, I feel compelled to get myself up there and make sure! :)

It was a great day to be out on the skis or board yesterday and with clearer skies today, it should be another very good one. It was a cold night last night and the day has started cold too. Temperatures are forecast to rise to just one or two above zero later on in the day.

Maybe a bit more snow overnight and then tomorrow for New Year we are expecting clearer and sunny skies.

Floodlit night skiing (nighta) started last night here in Nozawa. It'll be open every day now until Tuesday 3rd January and then on every Saturday until 25th March. As well as 8th January and 19th March. Good fun especially when there's a lot of fresh snow to play in. (Less so when it's icy!)

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Saturday 31st December 2016

Lifts that are planned to be operating:
All lifts appear to be operating except for:
- Kandahar pair
- Karasawa pair

Most courses at Nozawa Onsen are now open. Courses not yet open are:
- Kurokura
- Grandprix
- Jumping
- Hachiman
- Mukobayashi
- Kandahar East
- Kandahar West

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 150cm
- Uenotaira: 110cm
- Hikage: 80cm
- Nagasaka: 75cm
- Karasawa: 50cm

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 25cm
- Uenotaira: 18cm
- Hikage: 10cm
- Nagasaka: 10cm
- Karasawa: 5cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Nozawa Onsen is now open - see report for more details

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Saturday 31st December 2016
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 31st December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st December 4cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 42cm 13cm 2cm
29th December 8cm 32cm 0cm
28th December 20cm 8cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 12cm 20cm
26th December 0cm 6cm 60cm
25th December 2cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 76cm 71cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 86cm 93cm 222cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 161cm 100cm 437cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 163cm 472cm 1044cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
- - - - -
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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