Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 14th May 2021

Shiga Kogen Now!

Friday 15th May 2015, 8:45am
Weather conditions: Sunny skies
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
We survived that typhoon (which had actually been downgraded before it passed the region) but with warm temperatures continuing the snow is getting thinner on the ground each day.

Shibutoge reports an official snow depth of 25cm. Note that it's 0cm by the sides of the run that remains open. Very limited but if you want that very last late slide of the season there's still a chance...

The Shibutoge pair lift remains operating however, and plans to do so until the end of Sunday... which will be the very last day of the season for the lifts here in Shiga Kogen. 3 days to go including today.

The sun is out and it's warm. There might be some rain later today and overnight but by the time we get to Sunday clearer skies should be back.

I'll wrap up the season with a last report early next week.   Read more ...

Yuzawa Now!

Friday 15th May 2015, 8:51am
Weather conditions: Sunny and hot
New snowfall: 0cm
Snow depth: 0cm
Like yesterday, there's lots of sunshine this morning to start the day off. It feels warm from the get-go this morning and temperatures closing in on 30 degeees are expected today down at town level. Expect temperatures well into the 20s even up at Kagura.


Some rain is expected tonight, possibly into tomorrow morning, and while we may end up with the sun out again tomorrow it is expected to be much cooler than today.

Fine weather is also currently forecast for Sunday.

Mitsumata Ropeway opens at 7:30am on Saturdays and Sundays; at 8am on weekdays.

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 as a 'connecting course' - basically 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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