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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:37am on Sunday 13th March 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Sunday 13th March 2011
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It has been a pretty wild ride here in Nozawa Onsen.

The last few days have been interesting to say the least. That was a strong earthquake we experienced yesterday morning. We are still getting some tremors but only mild in comparison to the night before last and things are starting to return to normal. Would just like to thank everyone for their well wishes has meant a lot.

There have been no major injuries here and everyone is fine. There has been some damage to some facilities here in Nozawa though. But basically we are now more concerned for everyone up North of Tokyo in Tohoku with the devastation there.

On the snow front as mentioned yesterday some good news with the lower lifts opening this morning and people are taking to the slopes. It is pretty hard pack this morning but should loosen up as the day goes on with the sun shining.

Unfortunately the Nagasaka Gondola will probably be a while until it is back on track as it has seen some damage, but hopefully in the next few days all the other lifts will open enabling people to get to the top.

The outlook is promising after some sun today and tomorrow the snow should start to fall on Tuesday night and temperatures will drop too. A decent dump is expected thru the week so should make for some nice conditions ahead.

Stay safe and please do come up to Nozawa to visit and ski or board. It is very quiet here now, so think the village is going to need any support we can get through until the end of the season. Thank you.

The following lifts operating:

Karasawa pair lift;
Nagasaka (Gondola) connecting pair lift;
Nagasaka Four lift;
Nagasaka Triple lift;
Higake Triple lift;
Higake No2 Pair lift;
Shinyu Pair lift;
Utopia Pair lift;
Yuu Road.

A special lift ticket price of 3,500 yen for adults and 2,500 yen for children (special price for the limited operations tomorrow) will be available.

Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Sunday 13th March 2011
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Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

Lifts operating on normal days operations: \r\n\r\nAll except the following\r\nHave closed a few for the quiet week days but can still access all runs\r\nKandahar which is generally reserved for Race Days but does open to the public occasionally so look out for it.

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