Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 25th December 2016

Nozawa Onsen Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Nozawa Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 25th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine but foggy early on at base
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Poor at base, excellent up top! Best action up top so that's which I'll go for here
This report
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:32am
2cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:54am 9cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 10:14am 0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:03am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 7:32am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 7:53am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 7:49am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 87cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Nozawa. Happy Christmas!

This morning there's some lovely blue sky views to be enjoyed on the upper section of the mountain (so the webcams show me) but here at base as I write my report it's foggy and you can't see much of anything at all. I would expect that bank of cloud to clear fairly sharpish this morning and leave us with a fine day.

This morning Nozawa Onsen is reporting 5cm of snow on the upper slopes since yesterday evening and adding that to what fell during the day yesterday brings the additional snow up to just over 10cm at higher elevations and up to 4cm on the base areas. Not as much as we would have liked of course, but a fresh supply all the same.

I just spotted Santa strapping some skis on and heading up to the lifts, so he's apparently happy with the conditions.

The resort has opened up the Rinkan, Challenge and Hikage course areas appear to be open once again so you can now ski back down to base but be aware that snow is very thin on the ground in lower areas. Not sure I'd be taking my new gear out to ride there just yet. There seems to be some conflicting info from official sources this morning about exactly what is open, so I suggest checking with the resort themselves for the latest if you need that. Personally, I'd just be heading up to the upper areas which are all open... best place to be!

The forecast is looking quite promising for around Tuesday-Wednesday and then later in the week as well. Still a chance of rain before snow at lower elevations on Tuesday but that should hopefully quickly be turning into snowfall.

---

Sunday 25th December 2016

Lifts that are planned to be operating:
All lifts appear to be operating except for:
- Hikage quad
- Kandahar pair
- Nagasaka quad
- Nagasaka pair
- Karasawa pair

Courses that are planned to be open:
- Yamabiko A course
- Yamabiko B course
- Yamabiko C course
- Yamabiko D course
- Yamabiko E course
- Kokenashi course
- Uenotaira course
- Paradise course
- Paradise link
- Mizunashi A
- Mizunashi B
- Bunabayashi course
- Yunomine A course
- Yunomine B course
- Rinkan course
- Challenge course
- Hikage
- Nagasaka connecting

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 95cm
- Uenotaira: 55cm
- Hikage: 25cm
- Nagasaka: 25cm
- Karasawa: 10cm

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 11cm
- Uenotaira: 10cm
- Hikage: 4cm
- Nagasaka: 4cm
- Karasawa: 0cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Sunday 25th December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Not all of Nozawa Onsen is open yet and snow is thin on the ground in lower areas. See report above and check with resort for the latest.

<
Saturday 24th December 2016
This report
Sunday 25th December 2016
Monday 26th December 2016
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Sunday 26th May 2019, 8:12am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 11:45am
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:35am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 27th May 2019, 8:09am
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 8th May 2019, 7:51am
Niseko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:55am
Myoko Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:21am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 9:09am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 8:16am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 31st March 2019, 2:24pm
Zao Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:59am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:51am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:12am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Lessons in English
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Nozawa Onsen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Nozawa Onsen Now reports up until Sunday 25th December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 25th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th December 2cm 0cm 20cm
24th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 25cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 7cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 11cm 7cm 70cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 22cm 285cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 87cm 100cm 437cm
January observed snowfall total - 132cm 314cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 215cm
March observed snowfall total - 75cm 78cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 89cm 472cm 1044cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 25th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
87cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Nozawa Onsen Now reports before Sunday 25th December 2016
Nozawa Onsen Now reports from the same period last season
Nozawa Onsen Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Nozawa Onsen Now by clicking on the month

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002