Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather reports

Nozawa Onsen Now

8:17am, 18th December 2014
Current weather conditions:
weather condition Precipitation:
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
-4C Wind conditions:
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


Lower areas only open this morning due to windy conditions on the mountain.

As this snowstorm continues to make headlines in Japan, we keep getting more snow, but the strong winds mean that only the lower Hikage and Nagasaka runs are able to open. In some seasons, the resort would have to be totally closed as there wouldn't be enough snow down at base but not this time round. Different set of lifts moving this morning so it's a bit of a different 'look' to Nozawa.

The resort is reporting 43cm of fresh snowfall at top Yamabiko, 40cm on Uenotaira and 70cm on Nagasaka. Interesting numbers there! There's what we had yesterdaty as well to add to that. Just thing... lots.

Check out the official snow depths. Yamabiko - 270cm. Uenotaira - 250cm. Nagasaka - 200cm. It's only mid December! Sugoi.

Snow, possibly heavy snow, wind and cold conditions still forecast for the day today. It should clear up by morning though leaving us with sunny conditions tomorrow.

Top conditions ahead!


Courses open:

Nagasaka connecting


Lifts moving:

Hikage Number 2 Pair B
Yu Road (Moving walkway)
Hikage Triple
Nagasaka Four
Nagasaka Triple


Official snow depth:
Yamabiko - 270cm
Uenotaira - 250cm
Nagasaka - 200cm


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

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Lower areas only this morning. See report.

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Nozawa Onsen:

215cm snowfall in the last 7 days
285cm snowfall in December 2014
285cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Please note / Disclaimers

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Nozawa Onsen
New snowfall* 70cm
Current snow 200cm
Previous day 150cm

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