Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 10th November 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Tuesday 10th November 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy skies
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain/snow easing off this morning
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Variable
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Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Tuesday 10th November 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Hello!

After a 6+ month break, I'm back and all recharged and excited about the upcoming 2020-2021 winter season.

Last season was, of course, by no means a classic. We didn't get as much snow as we usually get - both here in Nozawa and in most regions of Japan - and then the covid-19 situation developed. To say that it has been a difficult year for many people is something an understatement. I don't want to dwell on that much here, but I hope the year has treated you ok.

Even in tough times though, my Nozawa friends mostly remain genki and in good spirits and looking forward to welcoming people to their village.

I know that some (or indeed many) of you reading this were hoping to visit Nozawa this winter but will be unable to do so, due to the ongoing travel restrictions. And I feel sorry about that. I will be here every day once the season begins and so hope that you might be interested to see how this season goes... and will be able to come next year.

For those of you who will be able to get here and enjoy Nozawa this winter: it remains to be seen how the season shapes up, but I think most people are expecting a quieter season than usual.

Of course, we all hope for at least normal amounts of snowfall this season. A season of consistent and heavy snowfall would really be a nice way to end 2020 and start off 2021.

The big ski area news here this season is the brand new Gondola lift. The ski area has cunningly named it 'New Nagasaka Gondola' and replaces the old one. If you remember, the old gondola had a mid-station and change in direction. The new gondola is all nice and shiny with big windows and it goes straight up from the Nagasaka base area to the upper Yamabiko area of the resort (similar end point as the old gondola). It will be exciting to get a first ride on that new lift - it should be making its debut on the opening day of the season.

Getting on to weather matters. It is still early, but there have been encouraging signs. It has been rather chilly of late and this morning I can see snow. The top areas of the resort have a thin white coating this morning and there has been a dusting of snow down to fairly close to base areas.

More sunny skies are due from Thursday and into next week, so this snow will disappear before more comes.

Remember, it is early!

Nozawa Onsen plans to open for the season on Saturday 12th December 2020. That is actually somewhat later than usual, but hopefully by the time that date rolls around we'll have a good base to play with.

I'll be back from time to time in the run up to the season; my reports will go daily once the season begins.

Take care and see you soon.

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Tuesday 10th November 2020
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen plans to open on Saturday 12th December 2020

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Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 10th November 2020
2019/2020
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17th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th April 3cm 0cm 0cm
9th April 0cm 2cm 0cm
8th April 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total - 33cm 202cm
January observed snowfall total - 120cm 425cm
February observed snowfall total - 245cm 170cm
March observed snowfall total - 61cm 58cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 29cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 467cm 886cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th November 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 4cm
[4cm]
33cm
[37cm]
120cm
[157cm]
245cm
[402cm]
61cm
[463cm]
4cm
[467cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
202cm
[204cm]
425cm
[629cm]
170cm
[799cm]
58cm
[857cm]
29cm
[886cm]
0cm
[886cm]
2017/2018 season - 21cm
[21cm]
217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
[700cm]
0cm
[700cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
0cm
[822cm]
2015/2016 season - 3cm
[3cm]
100cm
[103cm]
132cm
[235cm]
162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
-
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
0cm
[824cm]
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