Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 12th April 2021
Saturday 14th May 2016, 8:45am
Mix of blue sky and cloud, sunny
Good morning from Yuzawa.
Kagura is still going with the main 1500m run is still open - just a bit less snow and width each day. Today it isn't expected to warm up much over 20 degrees during the day here in town, probably a bit warmer tomorrow. The sun is out at the moment and so it looks like it should be a fine day.
The main 1500m course at Kagura (and 'Kagura Park') remain open - get there via the Mitsumata Ropeway. On the way back to the Mitsumata Ropeway at the end of the day you can ski back down the Mitsumata plastic snow mat course if you like - or if you don't like doing that, you can ride the Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift back down. The Tashiro area has now closed for the season.
Kagura still officially plans to remain open until 29th May but there is a chance that will not be possible.
All other resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now closed for the season.
I thought it might be a good time to mention the plans for the upcoming 'Kagura Summer Gelande':
What is it?
A 1100m long and (up to) 50m wide course of artificial PIS・LAB 'snow mats', located on the Family Course of the Mitsumata area of Kagura resort. Includes a 120m run of 30 mogul-like bumps! The Mitsumata Ropeway and Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift will be operating to service the course.
Open daily between Saturday 2nd July until Wednesday 31st August 2016; Open on Saturdays and Sundays between 3rd September and 30th October 2016.
Open from 9am until 4:30pm.
Full day - 4200 yen (adults), 3400 yen (high school), 2100 yen (child), 3800 yen (seniors) AM or PM - 3200 yen (adults), 2400 yen (high school), 1600 yen (child), 2800 yen (seniors)
Full day - 3600 yen (adults), 2800 yen (high school), 1800 yen (child), 3200 yen (seniors) AM or PM - 2800 yen (adults), 2000 yen (high school), 1400 yen (child), 2400 yen (seniors)
You can even get a season ticket for 30000 yen if you plan to use them a lot!
GALA Yuzawa also opens a 350m long course with snow mats in the off season and I will post some details on that as they are available.