Patience waiting for snow
The sun is shining and it’s a brilliant bluebird day today. Temperatures are up around 9 degrees currently in the village and it’s the warmest I’ve felt for the past week. I’m actually wearing one too many layers.
Obviously, this isn’t great for the snow forecast but it’s all just a lesson in patience. The snow will come. The forecast for up to 25cm of new snow on Sunday is still holding.
I noticed a couple of local villagers continuing to harvest cabbage this morning outside my window.
We received this stunning photo this morning from 野沢温泉スキー場 at Nozawa Ski Resort. It may look like there’s no snow from down in the village but it’s there!
We have taken a few eager Nozawa Holidays guests over to Shiga Kogen for a ski trip at Kumanoyu. Although two out of Shiga Kogen’s 18 resorts are open, there’s still not a lot of snow around.
We often arrange transfers for guests to visit Shiga Kogen until Nozawa opens up.
How good is it going to be when the snow arrives? It’s almost like waiting for Christmas. December is full of excitement to look forward too.
At the moment, there’s a light dusting of 5cm forecast for Thursday.
For all those cheese lovers in Nozawa Onsen, local Tapas Wine and Cheese bar Ivy opens this evening at 5pm!
There’s a Christmas Market at The Dojo this Friday until Sunday, where you’ll find Nozawa Onsen’s famous spiced curry, home-made eco products, a clothing exchange and organic wine.
Gochisou Pizza is throwing a world fiesta party on Friday evening with live DJs. It’s only ¥1000 and that includes a drink.
I’ll see you in the middle of the dance floor.