Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:13pm on Saturday 31st March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:13pm on Saturday 31st March 2012
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It has been a slow start this morning with rain drops falling from the sky.

Temperatures are well above freezing and it looks like we need to wait a bit longer for the snow to come. Temperatures are expected to drop through out the day so hopefully we will get the heavy snow which is on the forecast for tonight. Will be a great day to have a hot Onsen after skiing at one of the thirteen free public bath houses in Nozawa.

Turned out to be another blue bird yesterday. To head up early was the key to happiness. Hardly anyone on the slopes and great fun to put in the first tracks on the freshly groomed slopes. As temperatures were rising it got slushy towards the afternoon. But for sure another nice spring day.

Snow is still on the forecast. We are waiting until the temperatures drop and then we should be back to snow by tonight.

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The following lifts will have their last day of the season this coming Sunday (unless otherwise noted):

Hikage Gondola
Paradise Four (but re-opening for wekeends and Golden Week)
Shinyu pair
Kandahar pair
Higake triple (open until 2nd)
Higake No2 pair AB
Nagasaka triple
Nagasaka four
Nagasaka gondola connecting pair
Karasawa pair
Mizunashi triple
Utopia pair
Challenge pair
Yunomine pair
'Yu' road (open until 2nd)

Good news for your pocket. There will be reduced lift tickets available from Monday 2 of April.
1 day Ticket Adult - 3500 yen (was 4600 yen)
1 day Ticket Kids - 2500 yen (was 3500 yen)

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Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:

Yamabiko:
360cm

Uenotaira:
340cm

Nagasaka:
200cm

Current Lift operations:
Whole resort is operational

Current courses open:
All open

Archive report: Posted at 12:13pm on Saturday 31st March 2012
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Nozawa Onsen is fully open

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