Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 3rd January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair-limited
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Sunday 3rd January 2021, 8:40am
21cm
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 8:58am 7cm
Friday 1st January 2021, 8:40am 36cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 8:52am 40cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 8:08am 0cm
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 8:15am 0cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 104cm
Last 14 reports (total): 154cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 64cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 354cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 3rd January 2021
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Morning from Nozawa.

As you can see from the new table that will feature on this report (below) there has now been over 6m of snowfall reported by the resort on the top Yamabiko area. That's some going for the beginning of January!

I have measured just under 20cm of snow on the ground since yesterday with the snow still coming down from the skies this morning. It's probably going to ease off sometime during today and we might even get some sunshine tomorrow. Even so, it looks like the snow clouds won't ever be too far away over the coming week.

Just how we like it. :)

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Inspired by the ‘Hakuba Valley’ official snowfall accumulation numbers that my colleague reports on over on the Hakuba Now daily report, I thought it might be a good idea to do something similar for Nozawa.

Like Hakuba, there’s a big vertical here in Nozawa – the base is as low as 560m and the top is at 1650m, making for a vertical of over 1000m. There is clearly going to be a difference in the amount of snow that falls up on the top Yamabiko areas compared with how much falls at base, and sometimes the numbers will be considerably different.

I record my observed snowfall from the base in every report, as per all the other Now reports on SnowJapan, and I also make a note of the ‘new snowfall’ numbers reported each day by the ski resort at various elevations on the mountain. Nozawa publishes this number twice each day – once in the morning and the second time mid-afternoon - and I add them up each morning to put in my report.

But I’m going to go a bit further.

In contrast to the Hakuba Valley numbers, there is no number ‘ready-to-go’ total season accumulation number available (that I know of) for Nozawa… but the ingredients are provided.

So I’m going to add the numbers up myself each morning. That should give us an ongoing total accumulative snowfall on the upper areas of the mountain (as reported by the ski resort itself).

That’s the theory, anyway.

And here are the numbers so far this season for the top Yamabiko and Uenotaira areas of Nozawa Onsen:

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION SO FAR (UPPER AREAS)

Yamabiko (1407m)607cm
Uenotaira (1230m)550cm

[Original daily numbers published by Nozawa Onsen and compiled by Nozawa Now reporter for SnowJapan]

Note the Naski-inspired green!


Just a few thoughts:

I’m going to do this as best I can with this. I will gambarimasu and try to include every number. But there may be a few cases where a few numbers are missed (like a few days ago). My apologies in advance.

The ski area doesn’t start up official snow reporting with the first snowfalls of the season. So that means there is a good chance that there is some early snow missing. The first numbers that I have used with this number were the official snow depth that the resort first reported on 12th December 2020 (the first day of the season). Beyond that date, I have added the “fresh snowfall” numbers that the resort told us each day. And from today I will add any further numbers to the total in each Nozawa Now report.

Imperfections in the numbers aside, I am doing this because I think it will be interesting. Hope you do too. Think of it as an ‘about’ kind of number. It's a bit of fun. Let’s see how it goes.

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Sunday 3rd January 2021

Fresh snowfall recorded by the resort (since yesterday morning):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 21cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 36cm
- Hikage (660m): 25cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 25cm
- Karasawa (563m): 15cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by the ski area):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 260cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 235cm
- Hikage (660m): 180cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 175cm
- Karasawa (563m): 150cm

Most courses are now open: the following are open:

- Grand Prix
- Kamoshika
- Challenge 39

Ski lift information:

- Most lifts are now operating
- The following lifts are normally rested on weekdays:
- Utopia pair, Challenge pair, Yunomine pair and Mizunashi triple

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 3rd January 2021
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Sunday 3rd January 2021
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 3rd January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
3rd January 21cm 0cm 24cm
2nd January 7cm 6cm 10cm
1st January 36cm 10cm 3cm
31st December 40cm 0cm 26cm
30th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
29th December 0cm 2cm 26cm
28th December 0cm 20cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 104cm 38cm 143cm
Previous 14 days total 154cm 41cm 152cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 290cm 33cm 202cm
January observed snowfall total 64cm 120cm 425cm
February observed snowfall total - 245cm 170cm
March observed snowfall total - 61cm 58cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 29cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 354cm 467cm 886cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 3rd January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
290cm
[290cm]
64cm
[354cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
33cm
[37cm]
120cm
[157cm]
245cm
[402cm]
61cm
[463cm]
4cm
[467cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
425cm
[629cm]
170cm
[799cm]
58cm
[857cm]
29cm
[886cm]
0cm
[886cm]
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
[700cm]
0cm
[700cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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