Christmas Eve Snow Nozawa
Christmas Eve has arrived and with it, a fresh falling of new snow! 🎅🏼
Unfortunately, both Nagasaka and Hikage Gondolas are on wind hold currently. Check back here for updates and we’ll let you know if the mountain is able to open today as soon as we can! But at this stage looks unlikely.
Nozawa Onsen may look like a small village but there are so many things to see and explore if you can’t get out skiing today… For example, there are all the restaurants and coffee shops in the village, where you can while away the hours eating delicious cuisine and sipping on hot cocoa. There’s the bouldering wall at The Dojo. The array of Onsens and Sparena to visit to soak heat back into your bones. You could explore the konbini (supermarkets), find some new ingredients and create a Japanese dish at your current accomodation. Also some great novelty shops like the stationary/toy store, ski stores and souvenir stores. Can also visit the Ski Musuem and the local Shrines.
Here is a great list of Things to do when not Skiing in Nozawa; https://www.nozawaholidays.com/accommodation-nozawa-onsen/nozawa-do-not-skiing/
Link also in bio.
Temperature at the top; -7 degrees
New snow since yesterday; 8cm on Uenotaira and 2cm on Yamabiko
Base at the top; 35cm
Snow conditions; Snowing and windy
Weather; It will be snowing all day today with high wind levels, especially in the morning.
LIFTS IN OPERATION:
* ALL, apart from Yu Road, ON WIND HOLD *
– N/A until lifts are in operation again.
The storm continues throughout today, hopefully delivering around 40cm of fresh snow by the end of the day! It will be a white Christmas, with 30cm forecast for tomorrow, the snow falling throughout the day. This will continue into Monday with another 20cm forecast. So the landscape is changing quickly and it is an exciting time to be in Nozawa. Have a great Christmas Eve and enjoy a White Christmas.
Tag #nozawaonsenjapan to be featured on our stories during the day! Stay safe out there and have fun!