Finishing the year off on a high note at Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 31, 2015

Base at top:  90 cm

Temp at Top; -9 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira  80 cm

New Snow since close: 5 cm       

Weather; Snowy! possible sun in the afternoon

Yesterday we saw snow falling until early afternoon before the sun started to peek through the clouds. The conditions are improving and there are some great runs out there. Others are still a bit icy and exposed however we’re hoping that all changes soon.

The base is now at 90cm and tonight could be the night we break the one meter mark. We should be waking up to a fresh 17cm across the whole mountain. Looking into the future there isn’t a whole lot of snow predicted for the first few days of the New Year but we should be getting some smaller accumulations throughout the week.

Celebrations for tonight include Traditional Japanese New Year blessings at the Nozawa Onsen Shrine, or night skiing just next to the base of Nagasaka Gondola with free sake or mulled wine.

A big thanks to all the staff, guests, and locals who have made 2015 a successful year at Nozawa Onsen, and here’s to a great year ahead!

Ski Courses that are open:

Yamabiko A course

Yamabiko B course

Yamabiko C course

Yamabiko D course

Yamabiko E course





Mizunashi A

Mizunashi B

Yunomine A

Yunomine B


Nagasaka connection



Fox Course


Heading up!PW3A3232

Relaxing between runs


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