One of our good days this season, but alas, not enough of them
The season is still going here but given conditions we will be closing the Nozawa Onsen Snow Report off from today.
We will be back again in late November or early December as we wind up for the 2016/17 season. You can keep in touch during the off-season via our Facebook page. Thanks very much for all your support. We write the report as a service to Nozawa Onsen visitors and hope it brings you a comprehensive and unbiased viewpoint throughout the season.
A very big thanks to Nozawa Holidays for their support. Get you bookings in early for next season because they get busier every year! Big thanks especially to Mark, Patrick and the crew for all their great reports and pics.
Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 April 2016
Last Nozawa Onsen snow report for the season
Anyway, onto business. It’s beautiful spring days now in Nozawa Onsen. Temperatures were high yesterday and was nice and warm all around town with everyone lapping up the sunshine. The farmers are coming out of the woodwork and lots of locals starting work on their gardens and plots.
Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 April 2016: Stats
Base at top: 120 cm
Temp at Top: 7 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 40 cm
New snow since close: 0 cm
Weather: Sunny with clouds forming
Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 3 April 2016: Overview
On the slopes it was great views across to the Japan sea with spring conditions under foot. Today is the last day of the official Winter Season for the resort with “Haru Yama” or Spring Mountain starting from tomorrow the 4th of April. That will mean all the bottom lifts and the Hikage Gondola will close for good. The Nagasaka Gondola, Yamabiko Lifts, Uenotaira and Paradise should remain open. So it will be a top of mountain game from here on in.
The bottom of the mountain has been on the way out for a while anyway and they are just holding on to the beginner trail to ride down today. Would say from tomorrow it will be a download on the Gondola.
Good news is that lift prices also drop from tomorrow to just 3700 Yen a day for adults and 1700 Yen for kids. Lots of the restaurants and cafes will close at the bottom from today too including the Mt Dock Gondola Café so drop in and get your last Coffee fix from the gang there. Buna and the Yamabiko restaurants will remain open so be sure to get up and enjoy the views!
Have a great rest of the season and see you in 2016/17!
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