Is Nozawa Onsen snowsure?

The snowiest week in Nozawa Onsen is week 2 of January. There are typically 6.0 snowy days during this week with 61cm of snowfall. Check out the Nozawa Onsen Snow History graphs below.Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Nozawa Onsen

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December36cm4.1 days
January52cm5.5 days
February41cm5.0 days
March27cm3.9 days
April5cm1.2 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Nozawa Onsen during April (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of April for Nozawa Onsen is 5 cm. There are typically 0.9 snowy days during this week. Nozawa Onsen prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of April at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1108m, based on historical averages over the last 11 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (2321m) is a long way above the middle elevation of Nozawa Onsen. Expect just one day with snowfall per week in Nozawa Onsen in the middle of April but in an average year there are two or three days during this week each year that are wet. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 5cm. Temperatures averaging above freezing both night and day in Nozawa Onsen during week three of April with average maximum temperature 7.0°C and minimum temperature 5.1°C at the middle elevation. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 14km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be greater than more than 30km/h one day. Calm, sunny and below freezing perfect weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) are unusual, occuring this week on average one year in 1 while fresh snow days that do not have perfect conditions also happen, on average one year in 5.


Snow History: Compare Resorts


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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018).

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Summer

Nozawa Onsen

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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Nozawa Onsen are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer

Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Nozawa Onsen are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

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Summer

Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Nozawa Onsen are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.