Nozawa Onsen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 27th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloud
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 27th April 2018, 8:47am
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Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:27am 0cm
Wednesday 25th April 2018, 8:38am 0cm
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:20am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 7:20am 0cm
Saturday 21st April 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 1cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 700cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 27th April 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

It's kind of fine this morning but quite a lot of thin high cloud around. That kind of mix is what is on the forecast for the day, perhaps clearer and warmer tomorrow.

Things usually get warm over Golden Week - looks like this time should be no different - first part of Golden Week anyway.

As you can see on the Paradise course image below, snow is starting to look a rather patchy now, though still pretty much full cover on Yamabiko.

Nozawa still plans on being open through May 6th.

Later today the resort will probably announce what they plan to have open over the weekend; I'll check and update this report later on. (Updated below)

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UPDATE AT 6PM

The resort have announced plans for operations tomorrow through Monday. And here they are:

Lifts planned to be operating:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Yamabiko quads (2)
- Skyline connecting life
- Uenotaira quad
- Paradise quad
- Yunomine pair

Courses planned to be open:

- Yamabiko
- Kokenashi (restrictions on B course)
- Uenotaira
- Paradise (restrictions)


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Golden Week

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations in Nozawa.

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Friday 27th April 2018

Official snow depth numbers:

- Yamabiko (1407m): 85cm
- Uenotaira (1230m): 30cm
- Base areas: 0cm

Planned lifts operations today:

- Nagasaka Gondola
- Yamabiko Four
- Yamabiko Number 2 Four

Planned open courses today:

- Yamabiko courses
- Kokenashi
- Bunabayashi (until mid-station)
- Get the Gondola back down to base

General resort operations information until Sunday 6th May:

The Gondola will be open from 8:10am daily;
The Number 1 car park will be free daily;
There will be no village shuttle bus between until 27th April;
Nozawa Onsen plans to remain open until Sunday 6th May.

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 27th April 2018
The latest Nozawa Onsen Now report can be found here

Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:

The top area of Nozawa Onsen is open

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2017/2018 season - 21cm
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217cm
[238cm]
325cm
[563cm]
131cm
[694cm]
5cm
[699cm]
1cm
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2016/2017 season - 2cm
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161cm
[163cm]
366cm
[529cm]
196cm
[725cm]
97cm
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0cm
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100cm
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132cm
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162cm
[397cm]
75cm
[472cm]
0cm
[472cm]
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
[0cm]
437cm
[437cm]
314cm
[751cm]
215cm
[966cm]
78cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
0cm
[1044cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
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15cm
[15cm]
100cm
[115cm]
259cm
[374cm]
168cm
[542cm]
178cm
[720cm]
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[720cm]
0cm
[720cm]
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3cm
[3cm]
213cm
[216cm]
311cm
[527cm]
253cm
[780cm]
29cm
[809cm]
15cm
[824cm]
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[824cm]
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