Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20th December 2018
Fresh Nozawa Snow
After a strange old night last night where we heard thunder rumbling above us, it was difficult to know what we might wake up to. The good news? “About 15 centimetres of fresh snow” is the answer to that question!
Not only were we blessed with some fresh stuff but the skies cleared to give us a pretty awesome day on the mountain. The photo above shows the fog over the village on first run of the day (photo by Aerandir-san).
New Snow Since Close; 15cm
Weather; Mostly Sunny (10:20am)
At some point yesterday, the Skyline run opened meaning that most of the mountain is now accessible. There are, however, a few areas still to be opened which may influence your day if you’re going up today.
Slopes open today in Nozawa;
Yamabiko A course (Intermediate)
Yamabiko B course (Intermediate)
Yamabiko C course (Intermediate)
Yamabiko D course (Intermediate)
Bunabayashi course (Beginner) * to the Mid Gondola Station station
Paradise ( Beginner)
Operating ski lifts
Nagasaka Gondola lift 8:40 ~ 15:30 (outbound line final 16:00)
Yamabiko 4 Lift 9:00 ~ 15:30
Yamabiko 2nd 4 lift 8:55 ~ 15:40
Uenotaira Lift 9:00～15:40
Looking forward, the forecast suggests we should have a few bright, shiny days with a mixed bag overnight, before we again see a sizeable amount of snow late Sunday and into Monday. Good things to come!
For now though, it looks to be a great day up on the mountain today. Of course, when you’ve earned a thirst and worked up a hunger, maybe you’re going to want to check out our Restaurant and Bar Guide. There’s plenty of options in our unique village. Of course, plenty of places to enjoy authentic, traditional Japanese food but also some Western options including Mexican at Juntos Tacos, pizza at Hikari House Swiss Bakery, and more.