Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 2nd April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 3:13pm on Friday 2nd April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 3:13pm on Friday 2nd April 2010
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The rain did arrive yesterday - along with warm temperatures and strong winds later in the day - in Nozawa and today started off rainy though that has now cleared up.

It really did get quite warm overnight but has been cooling down as the day has progressed - right now at 3pm it is about 5 degrees in the village. The warmer temperature and rain means that there has been a fair amount of snow melt.

Lower slopes, now closed, are looking patchy with snow getting thin on the ground but upper slopes still have a lot of snow left and the resort will very likely be able to open until the planned closing date of May 5th without any problems.

There is a slight chance of snow tomorrow but more likely to be just cloudy, followed by perhaps clearer weather on Sunday.

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:

Yamabiko:
205cm

Uenotaira:
155cm

Courses currently open (as of 2nd Apr):
Yamabiko A course
Yamabiko B course
Yamabiko C course
Yamabiko D course
Yamabiko E course
Uenotaira course
Uenotaira Snow Park
Paradise course
Challenge course
Utopia A course
Skyline course
Kokenashi A course
Kokenashi B course
Rinkan course

Lifts currently operating (as of 2 Apr):

Nagasaka Gondola (both sections);
Yamabiko quad
Yamabiko No2 quad
Skyline connecting pair lift
Uenotaira quad

The resort plans to stay open until 5th May.

Archive report: Posted at 3:13pm on Friday 2nd April 2010
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is currently part open. See main report for details.

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