Ski Japan - Nagano

Nozawa Onsen Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Nozawa Onsen at 1650 m altitude issued: 2 pm21 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Nagano

Nozawa Onsen Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Nozawa Onsen Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -6°C on Sat night, min -15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sat night, near gales from the WNW by Mon night).

Days 4-6 Nozawa Onsen Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Tue afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Fri morning, min -14°C on Tue afternoon). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WNW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SW by Thu night).
SatSunday 22Monday 23Tuesday 24Wednesday 25Thursday 26Fri
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moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
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moderate snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
snow showers
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Wind (km/h)
30 NW30
15 SW15
30 SW30
20 WSW20
30 WNW30
40 WNW40
40 WNW40
50 WNW50
50 WNW50
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40 WNW40
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Snow cm
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max°C
Max °C
-9-6-6-7-10-13-14-14-14-13-13-12-12-10-10-9-5-3
min°C
Min °C
-10-9-7-8-13-13-14-15-14-14-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-4
chill°C
WChill°C
-19-15-16-17-25-25-26-29-27-27-26-24-22-20-17-15-11-10
Humid.%906368959898959698989083867863714615
Freezing level (m)350007000000000000040000
Nozawa Onsen freezing level scale
snowy slopeNozawa Onsen freezing level
Sunrise--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52
Sunset4:58--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:02--
Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: There is heavy snow falling in Akakura Champion. Not much wind here, just a light breeze. Cold. The new snow is ankle deep. All lifts are open. The pistes are in excellent condition. Off-piste has powder snow conditions!
  2. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays Thunder, lightning and strong winds accompanied daybreak this morning in Nozawa Onsen. I woke to the sound of snowflakes and soft hail rattling the side of the lodge as the storm broke overhead. Storms are an irregular occurrence in the winter only occurring a few times per season if at all. As of 5am no fresh snow had fallen, but from this time to 8am 10cm had collected on the upper slopes. Although the temperatures aren’t especially cold, the wind chill will make it feel much colder today. At the moment the upper mountain is soaked in fog while the lower mountain is relatively clear. High...
  3. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Heavy snow is falling in Nozawa Onsen. Not much wind here, just a light breeze. Pretty cold today. The new snow between ankle and knee deep. Every lift is open. The pistes are in excellent condition. Powder snow off-piste!

Other resorts in Japan - Nagano are reporting: powder (2) / good piste (2)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Nozawa Onsen at the specific elevation of 1650 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Nozawa Onsen. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Japan.

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Visitor Reviews of Nozawa Onsen

Matthew Thompson from United Kingdom writes:

6th-13th March 2011
Amazing resort with plenty of nice wide quiet runs, especially during the week. The Skyline run that leads onto Karasawa green run is so much fun. Usually gets busier at the weekends with locals but due to the earthquakes it stayed relatively quiet. This place is ideal if you want to improve your snowboarding or skiing as there is plenty of space without the chains of ski schools & busy lift queues during the week.
We had fantastic snow & enjoyed the beautiful tree runs. We stayed at Villa Nozawa, part of Lodge Nagano. Australian & Japanese owners with Japanese style rooms, amazing breakfasts, fantastic place for couples & families.
The food is quite cheap with most meals around £7-£12 & you can get a lot for your money. Some places we went to cost around £30-£40 per head if you fancy splashing out on a banquet meal (worth every penny), which often include a private onsen within the hotel restaurants such as Himatsuri (completely private onsen, great for couples with indoor & half open roof onsen) and Kiriya Ryokan, which gave us a completely private meal(large private onsen included with meal too that can be shared with other occupants of the Kiriya Ryokan).
Most of the restaurants may appear closed to the eye but just pop your head under the half curtains you'll always get a warm welcome & some of the best customer service I've ever had.
Best conditions we've had snowboarding & some of the best food. Usually more busier tourism up to end of February we heard. From March we experienced a slightly quieter atmosphere with amazing snow. If you want to go snowboarding/skiing & get a real unique Japanese experience go to Nozawa Onsen. Though not a massive resort the conditions give you plenty to play with just off the piste groomed runs. Also there are buses that run to nearby(within an hour) resorts too where you can buy bus & lift ticket in one, ideal if you have a longer 2 weeker trip planned.
You should really all experience a ski trip like this. Nozawa Onsen - this one is unique.

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