Is Nozawa Onsen snowsure?

The snowiest week in Nozawa Onsen is week 2 of January. There are typically 5.9 snowy days during this week with 71cm 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)
December44cm4.1 days
January58cm5.4 days
February47cm4.8 days
March24cm3.6 days
April6cm1.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Nozawa Onsen during March (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of March for Nozawa Onsen is 21 cm. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week. Nozawa Onsen normal weather and snow conditions during the last week of March at the middle elevation of the ski area at 1108m, based on historical averages over the last 15 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (1282m) is very near the mid altitude of Nozawa Onsen. Regular fresh snowfalls are the norm in Nozawa Onsen at the end of March. On average, expect four days with snowfall per week but a rainy day during this week occurs about one year in two. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 21cm. Day temperatures at the mid altitude in Nozawa Onsen during week four of March usually get above freezing (average maximum is 1.0°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -0.5°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Expect the sun to come out on two or three days per week. Mostly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect ski lifts 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 ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one or two days during this week while fresh snow days that do not have perfect weather also occur on average one day during this week in any given year.

Snow History: Compare Resorts

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2022).


Nozawa Onsen

Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Nozawa Onsen and (2007 – 2022)


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

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 – 2022)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

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 – 2022)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

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.