Here at Nozawa Onsen, we’re all counting down the days until we start seeing the snow piling up. In fact, the forecast is telling us that there is only one more day! Snow should start falling on Tuesday night and won’t be stopping until Thursday night. There is some more predicted snow for the coming weekend which should all help to build a solid base for the season to come. If all goes as planned, we’ll be out riding in no time at all.
Today, a number of our guests are going to see the snow monkeys, one of the highlights of a stay at Nozawa Onsen. The monkeys have their own natural hot springs to bathe in and warm up which is a spectacular sight to see as the steam rises off the water and the monkeys go about their day.
Tonight is the opening of the Neo Bar, a popular place with locals and visitors. A great place to unwind after a day on the slopes. The bar is located up the top of the village.
Let’s cross our fingers and wait eagerly for this snow. Not long to go!