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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report for 25 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Nozawa Onsen at  m altitude issued: 2 pm25 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Nozawa Onsen Snow Report for 25 Feb 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 25 Feb 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: 25 Feb 2017

Season opens: 26 November 2016 | Season closes: 6 May 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 25 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:4cm

Fresh snow depth
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Snow Depth, cm
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BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:21 out of 21Lifts open.Woke up to light snow and very little wind in Nozawa this morning. As with most weekends the Tokyo crowds were rolling in early and all eager to get up the slopes and enjoy the great conditions. Yesterday was a fantastic day with snow falling most of the day, just enough to keep everything fresh for today. Good snow conditions are to be found all around the mountain, and the sun is scheduled to be shining periodically this afternoon. There are no excuses not go out today.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Clear blue skies, all lifts open,Temperature: -4°C

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  1. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays Woke up to light snow and very little wind in Nozawa this morning. As with most weekends the Tokyo crowds were rolling in early and all eager to get up the slopes and enjoy the great conditions. Yesterday was a fantastic day with snow falling most of the day, just enough to keep everything fresh for today. Good snow conditions are to be found all around the mountain, and the sun is scheduled to be shining periodically this afternoon. There are no excuses not go out today.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing heavily at Akakura Champion.
  

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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

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Nozawa Onsen webcam
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Mid station 1108 m
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light snow
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Mid station 1601 m
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Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama webcam
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light snow
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Mid station 2028 m
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Naeba webcam
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light snow
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Mid station 1344 m
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Happo One webcam
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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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