Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather reports

Nozawa Onsen Now

8:40am, 20th December 2014
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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!


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


Lifts open (subject to weather conditions):

All lifts operating except:

Kandahar Pair
Shinyu Pair
Hikage Number 2 Pair A line


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


Nozawa Onsen 6 day weather and snow forecast
Nozawa Onsen main resort data

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most lifts now operating - see main report

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

Observed snowfall in this season

Nozawa Onsen:

235cm snowfall in the last 7 days
310cm snowfall in December 2014
310cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Please note / Disclaimers

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Nozawa Onsen
New snowfall* 0cm
Current snow 195cm
Previous day 200cm

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