December 2010

Nozawa Onsen Update

by Mark on December 31, 2010

Misty start to the day here in Nozawa with the sun poking thru the clouds. Snow forecast to start falling later today and heavy tonight. Should make for a magic New Years at the Temples Yesterday was a great day up the mountain with the fresh snow of the night before The New Years crowd […]


The Big Snow Arrived in Nozawa

by Mark on December 30, 2010

There were some big sighs of relief last night around the Onsen The big dump we were waiting for has arrived. Reports show about 50cm of fresh snow has fallen since this time yesterday There were some good stashes of powder to be had around the resort yesterday This dump should make it possible to […]


Bluebirds Flying in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 28, 2010

Blue bird start to the day here with some awesome views across the Valley this morning Nice conditions up top still light on down low But the resort is pushing ahead opening some of the lower runs. Probably in anticipation of the dump due tonight and the New Years rush of guests The opened Utopia […]


White Christmas in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 25, 2010

Amazing how quickly the landscape can change in Nozawa Onsen Christmas day was welcomed in with a beautiful blanket of white fluffy snow Something special about a white christmas, enhanced with an onsen and a day on the slopes The snow has been falling for over 24 hours now and pretty heavy at times There […]


Winter arrives in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 23, 2010

The skies are angry over Nozawa this morning with some serious thunder and lightning covering the village and surrounding mountains. The ground is white around the village at the moment but is mainly small hail Good news snow has arrived with 20cm being reported up top. Bad news you can’t get up there yet as […]