December 2009

Blizzard Conditions in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 31, 2009

Snow is absolutely bucketing in Nozawa Onsen at the¬†moment. There must have been 40cm fall this morning in the carpark out the front of Villa Nozawa Visibility was limited up top but for those that found the powder stashes it was heaven. The outlook is for the snow to continue getting heavier tonight so should […]


A light sprinkling with more to come

by Mark on December 29, 2009

We had 10cm overnight up top and 5cm in the village. This combined with light winds and good visibility make for a lovely day up on the hill. Whilst conditions are a little patchy on the lower slopes, we’re expecting a nice dump Wed/Thursday which should see all courses opening again for next weekend. All […]

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The Snow Show continues in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 19, 2009

The Snow has not stopped here in Nozawa, we had to shovel the carpark in front of Villa Nozawa 3 times yesterday. Then when we woke up this morning there was another 30cm plus deep! This means we now have a gym, shoveling snow is a great work out! This has all converted to a […]


Dumping in Nozawa onsen.

by Mark on December 18, 2009

A beautifull snowy morning here in Nozawa! The long awaited big dump ¬†looks like it has finally set in. Snow fell on and off throughout the day yesterday and it looks as if we are set for great conditions over the weekend. There was a base of only 45cm at the top yesterday but more […]


Winter Wonderland in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 15, 2009

Prayers have been answered in Nozawa Onsen this morning Last night so a good solid fall with 15cm atleast gathering on the top of cars in the Village this morning. The resort is reporting 30cm up the top Still some beautiful light snow falling outside at the moment and forecast looks like snow is set […]