From the monthly archives:

January 2018

Nozawa Snow Report Thursday 18th January 2018

by Mark on January 18, 2018

The big chill is coming Wax those boards and ready the shovels as we have some heavy snowfall predicted for early next week.  The temperatures will continually drop until they plummet on Tuesday.  With this temperature drop we should see light snow fall to bring us into the weekend. The best conditions will be up at Yamabiko […]


Snow falling on top of the mountain Yesterday we woke up with a layer of fog around which later cleared to a sunny day.  Best conditions will be found up on the top runs today where it’s forecast for snow.  We should expect some light snow over the next few days and Monday night will […]


Nozawa Snow Report Tuesday 16th January 2018

by Mark on January 16, 2018

Wonderful festival last night Sunny conditions on the mountain yesterday which led in to a wonderful Dosojin festival last night.  We have 20 cm expected tomorrow to fall throughout the day and evening followed by some light snow to finish the week. Nozawa Onsen held the Dosojin or Fire festival last night which drew a […]


Nozawa Snow Report Monday 15th January 2018

by Mark on January 15, 2018

Absolutely knee deep in powder What a magic day we had yesterday here in Nozawa Onsen, with that 46cm of fresh powder, absolutely knee deep in the morning and it kept snowing until around midday. All over the mountain people where plowing through the snow and lots of shovelling in the village. Last night the […]


Fire Festival Ceremonial Log Race

by Mark on January 14, 2018

Watch the towns men on their journey down the mountain through town.