Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 5th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:42am on Sunday 5th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Poor higher on the mountain; ok by base areas
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This report
Sunday 5th January 2020, 9:42am
23cm
Saturday 4th January 2020, 8:39am 16cm
Friday 3rd January 2020, 8:15am 0cm
Thursday 2nd January 2020, 9:08am 6cm
Wednesday 1st January 2020, 8:43am 10cm
Tuesday 31st December 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2019, 7:39am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 55cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 55cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 92cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Sunday 5th January 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Hello and it's a good morning to you from here in Nozawa Onsen.

And I am very happy to report another good snowfall across the mountain, most of which we got overnight.

The resort is reporting 38cm on the top Yamabiko area since yesterday morning (just a few cm during the daytime), and 23-25cm on the lower Hikage and Nagasaka areas. Which is pretty much what I am also measuring and recording in the report. These are the kind of numbers that I take pleasure in being able to report!

Visibility is limited on the mountain this morning as snow continues to fall, but wrap up well and get the goggles on to enjoy what should be excellent conditions.

Oh yes, the popular Skyline downhill course is also now open.

Most of the mountain is now available with just some exceptions - mostly the courses coming off the lower part of Skyline. I have now adjusted the information below to only show which courses are not yet available (rather than list up the courses that are open - there's more open than closed now).

Plenty to enjoy.

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Without wanting to potentially spoil the party mood -- clearer skies are likely tomorrow and then some warmer conditions around Tuesday and Wednesday, with some rain on the forecast before more snow later on Wednesday into Thursday.

I'm just going to enjoy what we have now as that story develops; hopefully for the better!

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Sunday 5th January 2020

Fresh snowfall recorded by resort since yesterday morning:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 38cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 27cm
- Hikage (660m): 25cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 23cm
- Karasawa (563m): -cm

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 140cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 115cm
- Hikage (660m): 75cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 55cm
- Karasawa (563m): 30cm

All lifts normally operating apart from these lifts:

- Utopia pair
- Kandahar pair
- Nagasaka four
- Kawazawa pair

All courses open apart from the following courses:

- Challenge 39
- Utopia B
- Kurokura
- Kandahara
- Grand Prix
- Mukobayashi
- Karasawa
- Hachiman
- Karasawa link
- Kamoshika
- Tanuki
- Usagi

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Sunday 5th January 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Nozawa Onsen is now open

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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 5th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
5th January 23cm 0cm 18cm
4th January 16cm 6cm 25cm
3rd January 0cm 24cm 35cm
2nd January 6cm 10cm 8cm
1st January 10cm 3cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 26cm 2cm
30th December 0cm 30cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 55cm 99cm 98cm
Previous 14 days total 80cm 158cm 176cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm 2cm 21cm
December observed snowfall total 33cm 202cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 55cm 425cm 325cm
February observed snowfall total - 170cm 131cm
March observed snowfall total - 58cm 5cm
April observed snowfall total - 29cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 92cm 886cm 700cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
33cm
[37cm]
55cm
[92cm]
- - - -
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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