It's a beautiful morning here in Nozawa with the sun out. It was cold overnight but there's no new snowfall to report. A high temp of around 8 degrees is forecast for today so it's going to warm up a fair bit, and tomorrow is looking to be mild as well. Less sun and more of a chance of rain tomorrow though.
Once we get past tomorrow (and perhaps Wednesday) though, we are looking at much colder temperatures especially higher up and a run of snowy days. We're all hoping that by the weekend, more of the resort will be able to open up of course.
Monday 9th December 2013:
Official snow depth: Yamabiko - 65cm Base areas - few cm
Lifts Nagasaka Gondola - 8:40am until 3:30pm Yamabiko Four lift - 9am until 3:30pm Yamabiko Number 2 Four lift - 8:55am until 3:40pm
Courses Yamabiko A course - 1300m Yamabiko C course - 850m Yamabiko D course - 1250m Yamabiko E course - 10000m
Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:
Limited to upper Yamabiko area
Observed snowfall in the last 14 days
Observed snowfall in this season
12cm snowfall in the last 7 days
12cm snowfall in December 2013
27cm snowfall since the beginning of the season