Nozawa Onsen Spring Snow Report, 6th of April 2019
Not a bad Nozawa Onsen spring day we have. After that amazing amount of snow over the first four days of April, yesterday was a sunny affair. There’s to be more of the same today. Great conditions right up top and some amazing views to go with it. Tomorrow should mostly be the same but may change in the afternoon.
From then on could be interesting. At this point, it looks as though temperatures may be a little warm to turn to snow in the village. But that’s not the case up top. So it could turn out to be one of those spring-specific occasions where you look out the window and see rain but it’s snowing up on the mountain. The moral of the story is to get up and go anyway. Monday night and throughout the second half of Wednesday look the most promising. And who knows? Maybe the temperatures will take a dive and there’ll be o doubt about it.
Either way, there’s a very decent base up top which should easily have us skiing right up until the end of Golden Week in early May. This year’s is extra special, thanks to the change of Emperor, and so should really be an experience. It’s also an interesting time in Nozawa because of the activities on offer. You can ski up on the mountain in the morning and then take a paddle on Lake Hokuryu in the afternoon. The best of both worlds!
What’s the official word from the top of the mountain this morning?
At 7:19 am;
Temp at the top; -2C
New snow since close; 0cm
Base at the top; 300cm