March 2011

New Snow; 0cm overnight but 40cm plus over the past few days Base at top; 365cm Base at bottom @ Hikage; 170cm Hard to believe there are just a few days until the start of spring. The last few days in Nozawa have been full winter like conditions with cold temps and lots of snow. […]


Heavy Snow forecast for Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on March 23, 2011

New Snow; 10cm Base at top: 325cm Base at Hikage; 150cm For anyone that has taken a walk around the temples at Nozawa Onsen you would have been just as impressed by the amazing Pine Trees or Sugi as they are known that stand guard on all sides. They are huge and have probably been […]


Japan Long Weekend in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on March 21, 2011

After the good dump of snow last week the sun came out on Nozawa Onsen for the long weekend. Unfortunately guest numbers were down compared to the usual long weekend but those that were here enjoyed some decent conditions. Good news they have managed to get the lower half of the Nagasaka Gondola up and […]


Nozawa Onsen Update

by Mark on March 19, 2011

New Snow; 30cm Base ; 380cm Firstly apologies that we have not posted for a few days, has been a challenging time for all in Japan over the last week. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their messages and well wishes it has meant a lot to us and the people of Nozawa. […]


No Lift lines in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on March 14, 2011

New Snow; 0cm Base @; 320cm It’s another blue bird day today in Nozawa. Pretty warm but nice on the slopes and probably the quietest I have ever seen it. There is literally only a few people around the mountain here and there. Most of the runs you can have to yourself. More of the […]