Snow and weather reports posted on Friday 17th January 2020
Monday 1st June 2009, 9:48am
The snow season is now officially over at Kagura (and indeed all the resorts in the region). Yesterday was the last day of the season at Kagura. It hasn't been the best of seasons in terms of snowfall of course, with less than we are used to, so they did really well stretching the season until the end of May. The fact that they can do that shows that we still had a fair amount!
All of the lifts are now closed. The Dragondola (connecting Naeba with Tashiro) plans to be open for the peak 'autumn colours' season from 3rd October until 8th November.
These Naeba Now reports will resume in autumn as the build up to the 09/10 season begins. Kagura is hoping to be able to open for next season on 21st November.... obviously that will depend on snow!
Yesterday was the last day of the season at Kagura meaning that the ski and snowboard season is now officially over in the region with all of the resorts now closed.
It is still keeping relatively cool here considering that we are now into June - today it probably won't rise about 18 degrees in Yuzawa. After a rainy start it is just dull and cloudy at the moment. The forecast for the week is generally fine weather with a mix of sun and cloud.... we shouldn't see much rain but it doesn't look like it will heat up too much this week.
We plan to post occasional weather updates to this Yuzawa Now page during the summer months and of course will be back with daily reports in the run up to next snow season.... look out for the first snowfall on the mountains sometime in October.
Thanks for reading the reports throughout winter and we hope that you have a good summer! Read more ...
Shiga Kogen Now!
Monday 1st June 2009, 11:31am
Here is the information regarding summer and autum lift operations at Shiga Kogen. Many people visit the region in summer for the trekking, walking and generally enjoy the fabulous views from the mountains.
Yokoteyama & Shibutoge (Skylater and summer lifts) Early June - 3rd November
Maeyama (pair lift): 30th May - 31st October
Higashitateyama (Gondola): 1st July - 25th October
Takamagahara: 22nd May - 3rd November (lift); 30th May - 31st October (pair lift)
Yakebitaiyama (Gondola): 1st August - 31st August
Okushiga Kogen (Gondola): 3rd October - 25th October
Shiga Kogen Ropeway: 22nd May - 3rd November
Hope you enjoy the summer months - see you on the other side! Read more ...