It is a beautiful morning in the region - as we were expecting.
A bit of frost around after a colder overnight, but the sun is out from early on with clear blue skies and temperatures expected to rise to as high as 14 degrees maybe in town this afternoon.
We will probably get rained on tomorrow in town where it will keep fairly mild though not as warm as today is going to be, but by evening in particular it should be snowing and then get colder for Friday when we might be graced with snowflakes falling down to town. Alas it doesn't look like it'll be long-lasting with more sun due on the other side.
Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):
Currently part open: Kagura (Mitsumata) - the lower part of the main Kagura area (600m, real snow + artificial) is open and a 1100m run of Mitsumata is open (snow mats)