Nozawa Onsen Spring Snow Report, 10th of April 2019
April continues upon its merry way this spring. We awoke to 15cm yesterday (as above) and while there was nothing last night, it’s definitely snowing now! The snowfall has become progressively heavier this morning. It’s now falling reasonably heavy in the village and we can only anticipate what’s happening up top.
It is spring, of course, and we all remember how the first few days of April made fools of us. Here we were thinking the sunshine and warm temperatures would be here to stay. Now, look at us! It might not be what the local farmers were hoping for but for among the rest of us, nobody is complaining.
The forecast shows the current conditions to remain fairly consistent throughout the day. Whilst that may not bode well for visibility today, it does mean fresh powder. So again, there are few complaints. Things should clear up a fair bit from tomorrow with some sunshine before some weather again over the weekend. It’s still a bit too far out to predict exactly what that might entail but there’s a really good chance the snow gods aren’t quite done with their blessings this season.
So what’s the official word from the top of the mountain this morning?
At 7:07 am;
Temp at the top; -1C
New snow since close; 0cm
Base at the top; 295cm
Stay safe and enjoy the mountain, ladies and gents. If you’re one of those who read this page if only to dream about where you’d rather be, let’s just put this out there; the resort is still open up until the 5th of May. That means there’s plenty of time to get here and have a slide. See you on the mountain!
Check out what this year’s Golden Week is all about below. It’s a great time to mix skiing with a bit of paddling, riding, hiking and/or drinking and eating, with the chance to soak up some authentic Japanese culture. Discounted accomodation and lift passes make it a pocket-friendly endeavour.