Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 10th May 2021

Shiga Kogen Now!

Monday 11th May 2015, 8:00am
Weather conditions: Clear and sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
It looks like nature is going to win out quicker than imagined, with the Shibutoge part of Yokoteyama-Shibutoge now planning to be open until next Sunday, May 17th. (So not until the end of the month and certainly not into next month either like they were hinting at a number of weeks back...)

This last weekend aside, generally very warm weather over the last few weeks has really seen snow melt away very quickly.

Right now it's only the one lift as well that is open - the Shibutoge pair lift. All of the Yokoteyama lifts are now closed for skiing as of the end of the day yesterday.

There's a early season typhoon on the way towards Japan at the moment and that may well affect things this week with strong winds forecast. If you are planning on coming to ski or board at Shibutoge, I highly recommend checking directly with the resort first just to make sure they will be open.

I'll keep an eye on the information available each morning and post if there is any news.


Please note that Route 292 connecting Shiga Kogen with Gunma is open daily from 8am until 5pm.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Monday 11th May 2015, 9:05am
Weather conditions: Sunny
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
We had mixed weather conditions over the weekend including cloud, rain (on Saturday), some strong winds at times and a bit of sun as well yesterday.

It was definitely colder though - I even heard the word 'cold' being used. Not mid-winter cold of course - more like temperatures around 15 degrees which is quite a difference from what we had over Golden Week.

It's sunny from the start of the day today and should me more like mid 20's than mid 10's this afternoon.

Looks like we can expect a mix of fine weather and rain over the coming week. Check the forecasts on the resort pages of SnowJapan for daily updates.


Kagura plans to be open until 31st May.

Planned lifts:

Mitsumata Ropeway
Mitsumata Number 1 high speed lift
Mitsumata Number 2 Romance lift
Kagura Gondola
Kagura Number 1 high speed lift
Kagura Number 1/4 Romance lifts (** on Saturdays and holidays only)

The Mitsumata area is now used only as a way to get to and from the main Kagura area.

All other ski resorts in the region are now closed for the season.


We will be updating the Yuzawa Now page with the latest weather information a couple of times a week until the end of the season at Kagura.   Read more ...

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