Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather reports

Nozawa Onsen Now

9:06am, 11th February 2016
Current weather conditions:
Mix of cloud, blue sky, sun
weather condition Precipitation:
None currently
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
-2C Wind conditions:
NNW 2m/s
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


It has been a good few days for us with lots of fresh snow at last to play in.

The resort has reported 24-30cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday morning with about half of that coming since yesterday afternoon.

This morning there is still a lot of cloud around, but the sun breaking through clouds and there's blue sky in places as well. The remaining clouds will probably disappear leaving us with a fine day - perfect to get out and enjoy the fresh snow.

It's National Foundation Day in Japan (a national holiday) and so the resort treats it like a weekend with all but one lift operating this morning. Tomorrow we are back to a normal weekday.

So how's that forecast looking for the weekend? Still looking like it's going to rain and be too warm for our liking, unfortunately. We can only hope for better than the forecasts. The good thing is that once we get over this warmer spell we should be back to snowfall once again by late Sunday and Monday.


Official info at time of writing on Thursday 11th February 2016 (subject to change):

Official snow depths:

Yamabiko: 210cm
Uenotaira: 165cm
Hikage: 110cm
Nagasaka: 100cm
Karasawa: 90cm

New snowfall as reported by the resort since yesterday:

Yamabiko: 24cm
Uenotaira: 30cm
Hikage: 29cm
Nagasaka: 29cm
Karasawa: 29cm

Lifts rested today:

- Hikage Number 2 pair A line

The following courses are not currently open:

- Paradise connection
- Grand Prix
- Hachiman
- Mukoubayashi
- Kandahar West


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Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

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11th February 2016, 9:06 AM
67cm 70cm 305cm 2015/2016 season
- 3cm
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Observed snowfall* 24cm
Official snow depth 110cm
Previous day 100cm

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