White Christmas in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on December 25, 2010

Christmas Tree in Nozawa Onsen

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 has been almost another 20cm up top in places and looks set to continue the rest of today
Then a break for a day or two and a return of heavy snow fall

Nagasaka Gondola Base Christmas Day 2010

More lifts and courses have opened up now and can basically get to half the mountain
Hopefully the bottom half is not too far away

Temperatures are down to -10 degrees up top so better rug up
Have a very Merry Christmas from all of us in Nozawa Onsen

Courses open:

Yamabiko cours A
Yamabiko course B
Yamabiko course C
Yamabiko course D
Yamabiko course E
Kogenashi A course
Kogenashi B course

Lifts operating:

Nagasaka Gondola (both sections)
The two Yamabiko quad lifts and Uenodaira 4
Hikage Gondola
Skyline connecting pair
Yu Road connecting up to Hikage
Paradise 4
Yunomine Pair
Mizunashi Triple

We would like to dedicate this post to the great late Stuart Earnest Baumann
An avid skier, surfer and explorer in his day and a great father, husband and friend everyday
He inspired us to start this business, enjoy nature and make the most of life
Our first Christmas without him, we miss you mate

Stuart Baumann Austria 1965

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

TROY DREWETT December 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Great Old Skool Pic,,,,,

New website looks Awsome Mark,, see you in April,,,,

Mark December 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Hi Troy thanks alot hope all is well and look forward to having you up Mark

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