Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Friday 30th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow currently
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Limited to poor
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This report
Friday 30th December 2016, 8:22am
42cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:40am 8cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:33am 20cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:32am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:32am 2cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:54am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 94cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 157cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 159cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Excellent news to report this morning with a very nice delivery of fresh snow from top to bottom.

The resort is reporting 40cm at base areas (I'm measuring slightly more) and an impressive 50cm up on Uenotaira and Yamabiko. Such a decent amount will have done wonders for the resort... just what we wanted. (Though we want more, of course!)

Other big news this morning is that the popular Skyline course is open. We're getting closer to the resort being 'fully open'.

It's going to be pretty cold up there and visibility is limited as it continues to snow; but the snow conditions this morning should make up for all of that.

This snowfall may not last much into this afternoon and clearer skies are likely by tomorrow morning with maybe more snow tomorrow night (hopefully it will keep cold enough). As we approach mid week too there's more snow on the horizon. I love it when there's snow on the horizon.

Today should be great. I don't know about you but I'm raring to go!

* Lifts opening 30 minutes early today, tomorrow and on Monday.

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Friday 30th December 2016

Lifts that are planned to be operating:
All lifts appear to be operating except for:
- Kandahar 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
- Skyline
- Uenotaira course
- Paradise course
- Paradise link
- Mizunashi A
- Mizunashi B
- Bunabayashi course
- Yunomine A course
- Yunomine B course
- Rinkan course
- Utopia
- Challenge course
- Challenge 39
- Hikage
- Ushikubi
- Kitsune
- Nagasawa link

Official snow depths:
- Yamabiko: 150cm
- Uenotaira: 110cm
- Hikage: 75cm
- Nagasaka: 75cm
- Karasawa: 50cm

Fresh snow reported by resort since yesterday morning:
- Yamabiko: 50cm
- Uenotaira: 50cm
- Hikage: 40cm
- Nagasaka: 40cm
- Karasawa: 40cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Friday 30th December 2016
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Nozawa Onsen is open

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 30th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th December 42cm 13cm 2cm
29th December 8cm 32cm 0cm
28th December 20cm 8cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 12cm 20cm
26th December 0cm 6cm 60cm
25th December 2cm 0cm 20cm
24th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 81cm 71cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 94cm 93cm 232cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 3cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 157cm 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 159cm 472cm 1044cm
Nozawa Onsen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Nozawa Onsen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
157cm
[159cm]
- - - - -
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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