Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:44am on Friday 27th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 11:44am on Friday 27th April 2012
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Good morning from Nozawa and it's a cloudy one today. It's not as warm today but over the last few days we have had some warm conditions and there has been a quick retreat of the snowline with lots of ground on show now on the lower slopes. I'd say it's half/half snow/ground on show just at the base of the gondola now - if you take a look at the webcams in the Webcam Center you will see.... It's always interesting just how fast the snow melts away when it gets thinner on the ground, though only to be expected of course.

So, Golden Week starts tomorrow. A 3 day weekend and then next weekend a '4 day weekend' (sort of), starting on Thursday. And the last 9 days of the season. A few more lifts operating for this last run of days as noted below and there will probably be a fair few people in Nozawa to enjoy a last chance slide of the season.

Clear, sunny conditions are forecast for the weekend and it should be nice and warm as well.

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:

Yamabiko:
225cm

Uenotaira:
170cm

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Normal spring lift operations (scheduled):
Nagasaka Gondola
Yamabiko Four
Yamabiko Four No2
* Skyline Link -- open from 28th April until 6th May
* Uenotaira Four -- open 28th April until 6th May
* Paradise Four -- open 28th April until 6th May

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Normal courses open (scheduled):
Yamabiko A
Yamabiko C
Yamabiko D
Yamabiko E
Uenotaira
Paradise
Schneider
Utopia courses
Yunomine A, B
Challenge
Bunabayashi
Rinkan

The Uenotaira Snow Park plans to be open from 28th April until 6th May

The above are subject to change.

Archive report: Posted at 11:44am on Friday 27th April 2012
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