Get your skis ready
It has been snowing all day up top in Nozawa. It was too warm to snow down low but the clouds, wrapping like scarves around the surrounding mountain tops, have been delivering a nice soft layer of new snow up at Yamabiko and down to Paradise slope.
There should be a total of 15 centimetres by the end of the day.
The highest point of Nozawa Onsen is Mt. Kenashi. At 1,650m, it rises from the east side of the Mikuni Mountain range, and slopes toward the Chikuma River. This is the longest river in Japan.
The summit of Mt Kenashi is a part of the ski resort.
The next snowfall is forecast for Tuesday evening and will continue during the day on Wednesday. Hopefully, that will bring another 15cm of fresh snow.
Tomorrow at midday, we’ll find out whether Nozawa Onsen ski resort is opening on Tuesday. We all await eagerly with bated breath.
If you need to book Rentals, Lessons, Lift passes or anything to enjoy the snow please head to this link to book; Snow Services Nozawa Onsen
Once the ski field is open, we’ll be starting daily posts on our social media delivering the mountain news of the day.
This will include gondola and lift status, temperature levels and a general snow report.
These posts will go out in the morning, so keep an eye out as they’ll pair perfectly with your morning coffee.
Our magical littles village has a very long history. It’s thought to have been founded by a Buddhist monk in 724.
Artefacts, including pottery and evidence of dwellings from the stonehenge area, reveal a history that dates back even further to 3000 years ago.
In just the past week, the village population is quickly growing as visitors travel here from around the world, getting ready for the winter. Fantastic to see everyone after a few quieter years.
By the end of next week, almost all restaurants and cafes will be open. Our village will be a bustling, welcoming place for you to come and explore.