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The Lifts Finally Close

The lifts finally closed today on the long Hakuba 2011-2012 snow season. Overall Hakuba had a very good year snow wise. Regular dumps throughout the season, with some very big dumps recorded at the north of the valley. (Hakuba Cortina and Hakuba Norikura.)
The figures for the number of ski days were down at most of the resorts.  International winter visitors were down in December and January, but incredibly up for February and March based on last season’s figures. Here at Hakuba Connect we can only guess that this was because of the excellent snow quality as the December and January returnees word of mouth pushed those thinking about making an overseas skiing trip.
We all looking forward to the Green Season here, which surprisingly too many is a lot busier than winter!