We didn't get much of a clear up yesterday. In fact, there were still spots of rain around in the evening... it was quite cold too.
Kagura are even reporting 5cm of snow up there.
It is supposed to be clearer today too but we are starting the day with quite a lot of cloud.
Yesterday evening the local news was talking about the weather at the moment. They mentioned that temperatures are/will be 'lower than usual'. After a winter season of what seemed like constantly hearing the annoying 'higher than usual', I shouted very loudly at the TV on behalf of us all. That surely told them!
Kagura are officially asking people from the regions of Japan that are under the current 'state of emergency' (Tokyo, Kanagawa, etc) --- to not come. That's a fair chunk of the normal guest list for Kagura, so it will be interesting to see how that turns out. If these potential visitors are good boys and girls, Kagura may be quieter than you would expect.
Tomorrow is the last day of the winter season for GALA Yuzawa.
Cloudy skies are forecast for tomorrow.
Individual ski resort information: Saturday 11th April 2020 The below ski areas remain open. All information is checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.
- The Gondola, Barouche, Phaeton, Coach and Victoria lifts are operating - All courses in the Central Area are open - The Broadway, Super Broadway and Swan courses and Snow Park are open in the Northern Area - The Southern Area and downhill course are closed - Official snow depth: 90cm - Planned closing date: 12th April Kagura
- All main areas are open, via Mitsumata and Tashiro Ropeways bases - 19 of 23 courses open - 13 of 21 lifts operating - Official snow depth: 170cm - Planned closing dates: 6th May (Tashiro); 24th May (Mitsumata)
- All other ski resorts in the area are now closed for the season
Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Saturday 11th April 2020: