We’re Still Spring Skiing in Nozawa
Thursday 22nd of March 2018
Temp at Top: -1℃
Base at top: 260cm
Base at Uenotaira station: 170cm
New snow since close: 0cm
The grey skies of the past few days haven’t been for nothing. They’ve yielded more than a few centimetres of fresh snow at the top of the mountain and a bit of light stuff in the village.
Today looks like it will follow suit to some degree. We’re forecast to receive a few cm up top yet before things clear up some time Saturday. The second half of the weekend promises to be another cracking spring ski day, as the clouds part and the sun comes shining on down.
Further in to the next week, the temperatures are set to rise ensuring blue skies and near-t-shirt weather. As typical at this time of year, there’s relatively few people around. It’s not uncommon to find yourself the only skier on a run.
Flights to Japan are cheaper than they’ve ever been and Nozawa has to be one of the best reasons to visit. However, what many don’t realise is that Nozawa Onsen has alot more than just some of the best powder skiing in Japan. There’s a bunch of other reasons why this little village is so special.
Thirteen public bath houses have ensured the town’s fame within Japan since the 6th Century. Much of Nozawa’s charm is found in the narrow, cobbled stone streets. Along them you’ll find unique restaurants, street vendors and traditional Japanese inns. Beyond the ski slopes, the village itself offers a host of cultural and culinary delights throughout all seasons. Check out our page of things to do in Nozawa including a very handy “how-to” video on visiting an onsen.
Things to do in Nozawa Onsen