Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 17th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9:01am
0cm
Tuesday 16th April 2019, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 15th April 2019, 7:42am 0cm
Sunday 14th April 2019, 8:41am 0cm
Saturday 13th April 2019, 8:50am 0cm
Friday 12th April 2019, 7:57am 0cm
Thursday 11th April 2019, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 29cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 886cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 17th April 2019
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa.

It's sunny and warm with some cloud around this morning. Sun and spring warmth is expected both today and tomorrow.

Look for a dip in the temperature around Friday and maybe some rain but it should be generally skies for the weekend.

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I was not out on the mountain yesterday and I can't make it today but as far as I can tell from official info sources, the only way back down to Isemiya/Hikage base area now is via the Rinkan (Forest) course. All other courses down to base now appear to be closed. There is a shuttle bus to take you back to Nagasaka if you want to get the gondola back up top.

It always seems to happen like this, but the ground has 'suddenly' almost totally been revealed at the base Karasawa area. It totally makes sense of course with the last few cm of the white(ish) snow melting away with the warmth suddenly making way for dark browns and green. There are more patches now also appearing on the Nagasaka area. Farmers will soon be getting busy on those areas.

But that hardly matters of course as we still have a lot of snow remaining up on the main open upper slopes.

May 6th should be no problem up there.

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Wednesday 17th April 2019

Fresh snowfall reported by the ski resort (since yesterday morning):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 0cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 0cm
- Hikage (660m): no longer reporting
- Nagasaka (615m): no longer reporting
- Karasawa (563m): no longer reporting

Official snow depth numbers (reported by resort):

- Yamabiko (1407m): 275cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 195cm
- Hikage (660m): no longer reporting
- Nagasaka (615m): no longer reporting
- Karasawa (563m): no longer reporting

The following lifts are normally operating:

- Nagasaka Gondola (8:10am - 3:30pm; last one down 3:30pm)
- Yamabiko Four (8:30am - 3:20pm)
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four (8:25am - 3:30pm)

The following courses are open:

- Yamabiko
- Kokenashi
- Uenotaira
- Paradise

As far as I can tell the Utopia A, Challenge, Mizunashi, Bunabayashi, Schneider, Rinkan (Forest) and Rinkan shortcut courses are also available for coming down the mountain. May change as conditions change. Other courses now closed. Free shuttle bus from Isemiya to Nagasaka available.

The Uenotaira Cross country course (3km) and Snow Park are both open.

The village shuttle bus will be operating from 27th April until 6th May for Golden Week.

Parking is now free every day.

Spring season cheaper lift tickets are now in effect (3700 yen adult one day; 2700 yen adult half day).

All subject to change of course due to conditions.

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Nozawa Onsen plans to be open until Monday 6th May

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Wednesday 17th April 2019
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is open as planned

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th April 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Wednesday 17th April 2019
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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 17th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 1cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 21cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 202cm 217cm 161cm
January observed snowfall total 425cm 325cm 366cm
February observed snowfall total 170cm 131cm 196cm
March observed snowfall total 58cm 5cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total 29cm 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 886cm 700cm 822cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 17th April 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
425cm
[629cm]
170cm
[799cm]
58cm
[857cm]
29cm
[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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