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Yuzawa Now!

Monday 10th May 2010, 9:00am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The fine weather conditions continued over the weekend and this morning, while bordering on chilly early on, is turning out to be sunny and somewhat hazy once again. It's 17 degrees at the moment with a high of around 22 forecast for later on. There's a chance of rain this evening with just cloud forecast for tomorrow.

Kagura is still claiming 250cm up there - while there is still good snow cover on the slopes up there, the warm weather has seen a fair bit of melt in the last week or so.

From today the Mitsumata area is now officially only being used as a "connecting course" to get to the slopes that are officially open - meaning the the main Kagura area). It's getting narrow on the main Mitsumata course now.

Official resort snow depths @ 10th May 10, AM:

Kagura (Mitsumata) plans to be open until 30th May.   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Monday 10th May 2010, 9:35am
Weather conditions: Sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
We had more fine weather over the weekend and it is more of the same today as well and a high of around 22 degrees forecast for town and probably around 14 up here.

Lifts that remain operating at Mitsumata/Kagura are as follows:

Mitsumata Ropeway
Mitsumata No1 quad
Mitsumata No3 pair
Kagura Gondola
Kagura No1 quad

The Mitsumata lifts are now really only operating to take people up to the Kagura Gondola - the courses at Mitsumata are now officially closed and only to be used as "connecting" courses" to get to, and back from, Kagura. There has certainly been a lot of melt going on there and the snow is thin on the ground now and the courses narrow. Snow cover remains good on the Kagura main courses though, which of course remain open.

Regular updates from the Yuzawa area until the end of the season can be found on the main Yuzawa Now page.

Official Snow Depths:


The main Kagura area, via Mitsumata Ropeway, plans to be open through until Sunday 30th May.   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 10th May 2010, 9:40am
Weather conditions: Hazy sun
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
So now only Yokoteyama and Shibutoge remain open with three lifts moving:

Yokoteyama - 2 lifts (Yokoteyama No2 and No3 Sky Lifts)
Shibutoge - 1 lift (Shibutoge pair lift)

The moving escalator Skylator that takes tourists up to the pair lift is also moving, so there are more and more people up here for reasons other than skiing and snowboarding as well now.

It's another sunny and warm morning in Shiga Kogen.

Official resort snow depths as of 10th May 10:


Yokoteyama/Shibutoge plan to be open until late May.   Read more ...

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