Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 14th February 2019
Another day in the village brings more Nozawa Onsen snow. February keeps on giving and we’re readily accepting by heading to the mountain. We got a casual 11 centimetres of fresh stuff overnight (up until 8 am) but it’s been snowing steadily all morning. The forecast seems to reckon we’ll be seeing a bit of sunshine tomorrow. Saturday will then bring back the snow before some more sunny days to follow that.
As we well know, however, things can change. Temperatures, winds and weather, in general, all have a tendency to flip around and so it’s probably best we don’t look too far ahead. This is especially the case when we have such a great day today. Live in the moment!
So what it is the official mountain report this morning?
At 10:15 am (it’s been snowing heavily for more than an hour since)
Temp at the top; -7C
New snow since close; 11cm
New snow since 8 am; 5cm (and counting)
Base at the top; 330cm
We only just decided not to look too far into the future and we’re about to break that suggestion. But only to think about the rest of the ski season. People are always surprised to hear that the resort is open right up until Golden Week, all things going well. That means we’re still sliding around up on the top runs in early May.
Of course, there are fewer people around now that the peak season is behind us. The kicker is that in late March and throughout April, discounts abound for both accommodation and lift passes. Couple this with warmer temperatures and it makes a pretty great family holiday, both in terms of cost and the kids’ comfortable-factor. Likewise, it’s a good couples’ escape from the bustling cherry blossom hotspots in the cities.
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