After a long and eventful Winter Season the snow has finally disappeared from the Mountains of Nozawa Onsen. The ski season only wrapped up on May 15th for what was a good season on the snow front.
January just felt like the snow was never going to stop with the base hitting over 350cm on January 31st. February was a bit light on but had some beautiful sunny days then March did not disappoint with consistent falls and quiet slopes.
Nozawa was not greatly affected by the Tsunami and quake on March 11th but the next night we did get a shake up nearby. Some damage was caused to the lifts but the great team at the resort had all back to normal before the end of the season. So things are looking good for the season ahead.
Japan Travel warnings removed and back on lowest level
In the past months the Australian and some other governments have reduced the Travel warning for all of Japan except the Tsunami affected area to Level 1 the lowest level. Stating that overall the situation in Japan has largely returned to normal.
Here is the latest from the JNTO too http://japantravelinfo.com/news/news_item.php?newsid=431
The speed and determination that Japan has shown in the rebuilding process has been truly inspirational and one of the best ways to support them is by visiting this beautiful country.
Nozawa Safe travel guarantee
For anyone that was still a little hesitant on coming skiing next season to help with the decision process we are offering a Full Refund Guarantee if your Government issues a DO NOT travel warning for the area of Nozawa Onsen for the time of your stay. We feel confident that Japan is back on track and want to see lots of you back up here next season to enjoy our friendly town and awesome snow.