Temperatures down again the last few days and some snow once more visible on the tops of the higher mountains around the town.
Naeba and the Kagura (Mitsumata) areas plan to open small parts of their areas on the 20th - unless there is a big snowfall before then, don't expect too much (it will be a very limited area with man-made snow). Read more ...
Tuesday 16th November 2004, 14:46pm
The mountains received another dusting last night down to 1500 meters, turning the tops of the ski hills white. It is a lovely late Autumn day today however and the light-moderate breeze is blowing the remainder of leaves from the trees. It has been quite cool at night and I still foresee the first snow to fall in the valley by the end of the week.
All the shops in town are getting ready for the snow and a few people have put their snow tires on their cars as to not get stuck when the snow starts falling. Rental skis and boards are getting all waxed up and ready for winter. You might think of doing the same! Read more ...