Sunrise before the Snowfall in Nozawa Onsen, Japan.
Base at top: 70 cm
Temp at Top: 0 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 50 cm
New snow since close: 0 cm
Weather: Clear start but clouds forming, expecting snow this evening.
Beautiful start to the day and now we are excitedly awaiting snowfall this evening in Nozawa Onsen.
We had a great day on the mountain yesterday with clear skies and fresh snow. It is still very quiet on the slopes, practically have them all to yourself, although we have more and more people beginning to arrive. Villa Nozawa opened up for the season yesterday with 20 guests arriving! Town is beginning to buzz. The mountain will be just as good today, although the snowfall which begins tonight and continues into the next two days will result in some new fresh pow to enjoy this week.
Continuous snow for the next three nights will make a good cover on the mountain so hopefully some more slopes will be opened shortly. All of Yamabiko, Uenotairia and the slopes to mid station are open and great at the moment.
We won’t be seeing clear skies for a while here in Nozawa Onsen! Can’t wait.
To learn more about the monthly snow conditions in Nozawa Onsen, check out https://www.nozawaholidays.com/snow-conditions/