Nozawa New Years Eve
It’s the final day of 2022 and you’re in the most perfect place to celebrate bringing in the New Year!
From 4.30pm to 11.30pm there should be night skiing at Nozawa Ski Resort by Nagasaka Gondola, with a countdown to midnight and fireworks. Night skiing will be confirmed later in the day.
For a more quiet, contemplative New Years, you can take part in Hatsumode. This is the traditional Japanese practice of visiting the local shrine and/or temple. In this case, it’s O-yu. There are good luck tokens for the year ahead and you can send your wishes into the New Year. The temple’s bell is rung 108 times.
New Years, or Shōgatsu, is a very busy time in Japan and one of the biggest holidays of the year. The village is bustling with excited skiers and snow lovers from all around Japan and overseas. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
Temperature at the top; -5 degrees up on Yamabiko.
New snow since yesterday; 2cm
Base at the top; 100cm
Snow conditions; Great underfoot on the groomers and some powder reaming on the sides
Weather; Light snow showers throughout the day, with rays of sunshine at times. For what should be a beautiful last day of 2022.
LIFTS IN OPERATION:
- Most access lifts are in operation from 8:00am and other lifts open from 8:10 or 8:15.
- The Hikage Quad is closed due to maintenance.
- Please check nozawaski.com for the latest updates and closing times.
- All runs are open with the exception of:
- ~ Yunomine A, Mizunashi A, Challenge 39.degree Wall, Kandahar West, Kandahar East, Grandprix, Jumping, Hachiman, Usagi and Half Pipe.
- The Snow Park is partially open.
New Year’s Day is looking fine in the morning, with light snow showers in the afternoon, increasing in evening. At the moment, 45cm of new snow is forecast to fall in the evening! So we should wake up to ” Half a Meter Monday” This snow storm will continue over the next few days, with heavy snow showers on Monday, with more than 20cm of snow falling. Check back tomorrow for the latest forecast.
Happy New Years Eve everybody! Ii o Toshio.
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