More sun and blue sky over Nozawa Onsen this morning with the resort even reporting a temperature of +4 degrees up on the top Yamabiko area of the mountain. It's a very mild morning.
Keeping an eye on that forecast and we can expect and hope that from tomorrow it should start getting colder again. Friday night into Saturday there's potential for snowfall down to village level. Fingers crossed. We'll keep you updated.
Thursday 5th December 2013:
Official snow depth: Yamabiko - 35cm Base areas - 0cm
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 top Yamabiko area
Observed snowfall in the last 14 days
Observed snowfall in this season
10cm snowfall in the last 7 days
0cm snowfall in December 2013
15cm snowfall since the beginning of the season