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Busy or not busy?

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I haven't been able to get to the snow yet myself but wondering if anyone has... what's the situation with crowds?  If there are any.

I can imagine the skijo and resorts that were booming with the "inbound" market are being hit quite hard.

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I was at Maiko just north of Yuzawa the other day. It was busier than I thought it would be, though less than usual I am told.

Ishiuchi looked rather quiet when I went past, though it was early morning.

 

 

 

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I have been up twice to Gala Yuzawa - once on my own, and once with my daughter. The first time was on the 20th and it was a whiteout day - so not too many people there. The second time was on the 27th with my daughter and it was a bluebird day. Fantastic weather and there was a larger crowd on the day though nothing like in the past at Gala. 

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I was at Kagura on the 27th, indeed a lovely day. Took the 8:40 bus from station, and the line for the ropeway stretched halfway down the parking lot when I arrived. 
It cleared out pretty much by the time I got booted up, and aside from a wait of 3 or 4 minutes for the Mitsumata quad, lifts weren't crowded at all. The main run off the Kagura quad lift was a bit busy, but for a warm & sunny Sunday I'd judge it as quite acceptable (but I haven't been to Kagura on a weekend in quite a few years). 
My trips to Niseko this month were like a time trip to the year 2000 in terms of lack of crowds.

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