Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 12th April 2021
Monday 16th May 2016, 8:16am
Lots of blue sky, some cloud, sunny
Good morning from Yuzawa.
And the news is in... Kagura has announced that Sunday 22nd May will be the last day of the season.
From today, 600m of the main Kagura run remains open and that is serviced by the Kagura Number 1 romance pair lift. That is the plan for these last 7 days, all being well.
Kagura have done well remaining open for so long I think all things being considered. But it is good to have some definite news.
It's sunny this morning with a high of 25C expected in town, while tomorrow will be cooler with some rain forecast for the morning. After that, generally clear and sunny weather is forecast for the rest of the week and into next weekend.
600m course at Kagura and 4 items at Kagura Park remain open - get there via the Mitsumata Ropeway and Kagura Gondola. 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. All other resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now closed for the season.
Information on 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.