Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:07pm on Saturday 28th January 2012
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Snowing fairly Heavy still!
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Archive report: Posted at 1:07pm on Saturday 28th January 2012
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Think it is time for the snow dance to take a break or the unbelievable will soon become the unlivable!
It has been snowing heavily again overnight in Nozawa Onsen and since the lifts closed yesterday we have had another 50cm. That must make it about 200cm in just 2 days I think, but starting to lose count. Hard to believe and even harder to shovel!

The base up top is now over 4 meters so we are probably in record territory. I am still not sure it is a great thing for skiers and boarders or not - especially as it is happening - but for us that live here here it is a big challenge to clear the roads and prevent windows and roofs from getting snowed under.

On the slopes there are still a few big grins coming down for those in the know on where to go to handle all this snow. A few guys were looping 39 degrees yesterday and heard stories of neck deep powder runs. But be careful as if you get stuck in the deep stuff it is a lot of hard work to dig yourself out, so best to stay on piste for now at times like this. You really do not want to get buried out there which could easily happen.

The groomers also are flowing better today with the team from the resort getting in and doing some serious grooming through until the early hours of this morning. Lucky too as we have a fairly decent weekend crowd making the adventurous trip into town. More than I had expected, with all the news I thought a few may have been put off but it seems that everyone is interested to see how this much snow actually looks.

Anyone coming up please take care on the roads. There have been a few accidents over the last few days. The trains and buses are running but have been experiencing some delays. Stay safe and feel free to jump on the end of a shovel and lend a hand if you see a local struggling with the snow!

Current Official Snow Depths Numbers:

Yamabiko:
405cm

Uenotaira:
395cm

Nagasaka:
310cm

Current Lift operations:
All open

Current courses open:
All open

Archive report: Posted at 1:07pm on Saturday 28th January 2012
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Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

The whole resort is operational

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