Slowing down in Nozawa / Discount lift tickets

Base up top: 370 cm
Temperature:  -1 Degrees
Base at bottom: 200 cm
New Snow: 17 cm
Weather: Overcast

It looked not very promising in Nozawa Onsen yesterday morning but the rain did not last very long before it turned into snow up top just before lunch time. By mid afternoon it was snowing heavy up at Yamabiko and even down in the village big snow flakes were falling from the sky. Fresh tracks all afternoon made up for a wet start in the day.

Great conditions today. The sun comes out every now and then with 20 cm fresh powder snow to enjoy on top. Good to see that the temperatures dropped into the minus again. Plenty of action on the mountain today with a halfpipe competition taking place up at Uenotaira. Great opportunity to look at some tricks from the Pros.

Forecast looks good. We are in for a nice blue sky tomorrow before another cold front rolls in. Temperatures are on the rise on Tuesday but not for long. Heavy snow on the radar Tuesday night.

This guy might get his car back soon…

Please note:

From tomorrow a number of lifts and lower courses will be closed for the season – yes, even with all the snow! – but upper slopes will be going strong until May 6th (and there’s always the chance they might move that to later with all the snow). So today is the last of the “whole mountain open” days this season. Still loads of riding to do though.

The following lifts are closing today (unless otherwise noted):

Hikage Gondola
Paradise Four (but re-opening for weekends 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 Adults 3500 Yen (was 4600 Yen)
1 day Ticket Kids 2500 Yen (was 3500 Yen