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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report for 14 Dec 2017

Ski Japan - Nagano

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report for 14 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Nozawa Onsen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Nozawa Onsen snow report shown below was updated on 14 Dec 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Nozawa Onsen.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report Issued: 14 Dec 2017

Season opens: 25 November 2017 | Season closes: 7 May 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 14 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:40cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
140
65
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste
×
Not Enough Snow
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:8 out of 21 Lifts open.The base has doubled in the last 24 hours. There is so much powder on piste that we are recommending powder skis. The top slopes are great fun although whenever the gradient flattens, it is hard to get enough speed in the powder, hence the green slopes are especially slower. Hard to complain though with this much great snow, we are loving it.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Conditions:Powder day!

Reported Weather Conditions:Light Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -9°C

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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon

(565m — 1650m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

140
65

Good
×
Not Enough Snow
40 cm
2 days ago
24
7
9
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1108 m
1050m 250m 400m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

22 km away

60
Packed 4 days ago
29
11
12
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1601 m
950m 300m 400m

(900m — 1789m)

snow report yesterday

32 km away

60
60
Packed 3 days ago
26
6
8
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1344 m
1200m 350m 450m

(760m — 1831m)

snow report yesterday

60 km away

Happo One webcam
160
124

Excellent
Tracked
10 cm
2 days ago
36
23
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1296 m
1100m 100m 450m

(780m — 1661m)

snow report yesterday

221 km away

75
35
Packed 4 days ago
19
10
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1220 m
1000m 350m 350m

Notes on the Nozawa Onsen Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Nozawa Onsen. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Nozawa Onsen piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Nozawa Onsen snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Nozawa Onsen, the Nozawa Onsen weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Nozawa Onsen weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Nozawa Onsen, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Nozawa Onsen. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Nozawa Onsen snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Nozawa Onsen snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Nozawa Onsen snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Nozawa Onsen snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Nozawa Onsen, study the Nozawa Onsen piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Nozawa Onsen snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Nozawa Onsen on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Nozawa Onsen (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Nozawa Onsen Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Nozawa Onsen snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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