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What are the restrictions at ski areas in Nagano due to the pandemic?


I was skiing in Hokkaido, Rusutsu and Teine, until last week and am now thinking of going to Nagano.

"Attention. Cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or neck warmer and wear gloves when riding a gondola to prevent the spread of infections including Covid 19" was at most lift stations. In addition "Please do not ride lifts with people you do not know". People skiing alone rode the lifts alone.

I see in your daily reports that the Hikage gondola in Nozawa has been closed for sanitizing after an employee tested positive. What other restrictions are there at Nagano ski areas? Is Nozawa's new gondola being used with restricted numbers? 

I would appreciate information from your daily reporters.


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It's broadly similar kinds of things, as far as I have gathered from gathering information (from all over Japan):

- keep distance
- wear face covering (in some cases not allowing a ride if no face covering)
- don't shout in queues or enclosed lifts
- ride lifts alone or with people in your group
- hand sanitizer and temperature checks in some buildings

And basically variations on that.



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