Nozawa Christmas almost here
Santa is coming this weekend and so is the snow!
We’ve had a lovely top up of fresh snow overnight so hopefully there will be excellent riding conditions today, especially if you’re up there early!
As the ski season kicks in, don’t forget to look after your body. Skiing and snowboarding are intense activities where you’re working your muscles hard, especially when riding in any powder or moguls. Listen to your body, and if it needs a rest day, take that rest! It’s only the beginning of the season so you want to be fit and healthy to keep riding and exploring the mountain to your heart’s content for many days to come.
Enjoy an Onsen or visit Sparena at the end of your skiing day to soak those sore muscles. Fill your belly with nourishing soba noodles with mountain vegetables. Aprè ski but yoga style – our local yogi Rowie (@spititualpretzel) holds weekly yoga classes including one tonight at 7pm. Send her a DM to book in! Nozawa Holidays also runs several zen yoga retreats throughout the year.
Temperature at the top; -4 degrees
New snow since yesterday; 3.2cm total
Base at the top; 40cm
Snow conditions; Dusting of fresh powder.
Weather; It will be cloudy all day today with the blue sky and sun peeking through now and again, with light snow showers. It’s the calm before the storm.
LIFTS IN OPERATION:
- ~ Nagasaka Gondola Lift – 8:30-15:30 (down line 16:00)
- ~ Hikage Gondola Lift – 8:30-15:30 (down line 16:00))
- ~ Yamabiko No. 2 Quad Lift – 8:40-15:40
- ~ Yamabiko Quad – 8:45-15:30
- ~ Skyline Double – 8:40-15:50
- ~ Uenotaira Quad – 8:40-15:40
- ~ Yu Road – 8:00-16:40
- ~ Yamabiko Courses A, B, C and D and E, intermediate slopes
- ~ Uenotaira Slope, a beginner slope
- ~Kogenashi A and B course, intermediate slopes!
A storm is brewing this evening… Heavy snow is on its way tonight with 28cm showing on the forecast.
The snow should continue falling throughout the Christmas weekend with just over 40cm set for Saturday and just over 30cm forecast for Christmas Day, falling more heavy in the evenings. It’ll be a day for making snow Santas! Check back tomorrow for the most recent forecast information.
Tag #nozawaonsenjapan to be featured on our stories during the day! Stay safe out there and have fun!