Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:10am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It is going to be a fine day
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7:10am
0cm
Friday 2nd March 2018, 8:45am 3cm
Thursday 1st March 2018, 8:04am 0cm
Wednesday 28th February 2018, 8:44am 0cm
Tuesday 27th February 2018, 8:00am 0cm
Monday 26th February 2018, 8:14am 0cm
Sunday 25th February 2018, 8:58am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (March 2018) total: 3cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 697cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:10am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa and it is an early report from me today. So, I’m happy that we have settled conditions this morning.

After a few days of rather mixed and sometimes ‘unsettled’ conditions, we got to see some sunshine in the afternoon yesterday – and it was actually pretty nice up there, and I feel there was more fresh snow than the resort actually reported. But there you go.

This morning we have clear skies over the mountain. Early morning so there's still shadows over the slopes but it is going to be a fine day. And as we have been expecting, it’s going to warm up to perhaps close on 10C down at base this afternoon. And then warmer still tomorrow.

Tonight, the ski resort is holding the what they call the ‘Festival of Lights’ at the base Hikage area of the resort. And this is what they say about it:

"There will be a candle and lantern display up by the magic carpet and a large snow stage in the centre of the base area. Starting with a large game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors', prizes will be on offer for the last player standing! Afterwards, fire dancers will perform an exciting spectacle before the crowd will move to the base of the Hikage Quad slope.

Under the bright floodlights on the piste, our ski school will then showcase the progression of skiing technique and equipment from the 1920's up until today, demonstrating how the skis were used differently throughout the years. Finally the lights will dim and a long line of our torch bearing instructors will snake down the mountain before the evening culminates in a big fireworks display under the night sky.

After the ceremony the grooming machines will park by the beginner area for you to sit in and take pictures!"

So now you know!

“Rock, Paper, Scissors”. Gnarly! ;)

I hope you have a good Saturday, wherever you decide to spend it.

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

Fresh snowfall since yesterday (as reported by the resort):

*** Too early for resort updates this morning! ***

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

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 320cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 255cm
- Hikage (660m): 175cm
- Nagasaka (615m): 170cm
- Karasawa (563m): 135cm

Lifts operations:

- All lifts should be open as planned this morning
- The Yunomine pair, Mizunashi triple, Challenge pair and Utopia pair lifts usually rested on weekdays.

The following courses either closed (or not fully available):

- Grand Prix
- Kandahar

Archive report: Posted at 7:10am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen should be open as normal this morning

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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 3rd March 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd March 0cm 5cm 0cm
2nd March 3cm 0cm 10cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 34cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 4cm 4cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 9cm 44cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 58cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 21cm 2cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 217cm 161cm 100cm
January observed snowfall total 325cm 366cm 132cm
February observed snowfall total 131cm 196cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total 3cm 97cm 75cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 697cm 822cm 472cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd March 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
3cm
[697cm]
- -
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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