Snow Forecast 8 pm 20 Feb 2017(local time) Weather Forecast for Nozawa Onsen at 1650 m altitude issued:
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Days 0-3 Nozawa Onsen Weather Summary:A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Wed night, min -13°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the NW on Mon night, light winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).
Days 4-6 Nozawa Onsen Weather Summary:A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Thu night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Thu night, min -12°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Thu night, calm by Sun afternoon).
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|Freezing level (m)||250||0||0||0||450||900||1500||1850||1300||600||150||250||0||200||600||250||650||950|
- It is snowing heavily in Nozawa Onsen. Strong winds. Cold. The new snow between ankle and knee deep. Most lifts are open. Snow conditions on piste are good. The wind has affected the off-piste snow.
- Snowing at Nozawa Onsen.
- Nozawa Holidays There is absolutely no sugar coating this, it is horrible weather outside right now. It is snowing at the top of the mountain (freezing point at about 1200m) however you cant actually get there thanks for strong westerly winds shutting down the upper mountain. So if you want to ski or board today it’ll be in the rain. Ill admit it can be awesome skiing in the rain with fast snow on piste but sometimes you just need to take the hint from nature and call in a rest day. Otherwise on the agenda, a soak in one the thirteen free onsens in town. If you can manage all of them with the stamps fr...
- Snowing at a moderate rate at Nozawa Onsen. Very windy today. Pretty cold today. New snow is shin deep. The majority of lifts are open. Excellent piste conditions. Powder snow off-piste!
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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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