The hills are alive! More and more of the mountain is opening each day.

by Mark on December 28, 2015

Base at top:  70 cm

Temp at Top; -6 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira  50 cm

New Snow since close: 20 cm       

Weather; Sunny!

The snow didn’t stop falling yesterday; we received a welcome dump of snow covering all the rooves and trees, and most importantly on the runs. The temperatures were cold and the visibility wasn’t great, but the on piste conditions were fantastic. The snow stopped in the late evening and temperatures stayed cold both up top and in the village so the snow is still nice and soft.

Today’s looking like it’ll be a beautiful morning with some clouds forming in the late afternoon. Snow should start falling soon after and temperatures will fall once again as the system starts to take shape over Nozawa Onsen.

Heavy snow is on its way and the powder days are upon us with more snow to come and the base getting deeper. A nice 30cm is expected over the next 24 hours. The mountain is quite busy at the moment with Japanese schools on holidays, so let’s share the runs and try to avoid any accidents! Safe riding!

Lifts planning to operate in Nozawa:

Nagasaka Gondola

Nagasaka three

Shade gondola

Yamabiko Four

Yamabiko second Four

Skyline contact pair

Kaminotaira Four

Paradise Four

Yu Road


Ski Courses that are open:

  Yamabiko A course – 1300m length

Yamabiko B course

Yamabiko C course – 850m length

Yamabiko D course – 1250m length

Yamabiko E course

  Kokenashi – 200m



Beech forest course

Kaminotaira piste


Mizunashi A

Mizunashi B

Yunomine A

Yunomine B

Blue skies in every direction today

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