Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 1st April 2018
Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 7:59am
Fine and sunny
Lovely sunny skies this Tuesday morning and it will likely be warming up to around 26C in town later on. Sunscreen recommended.
The forecasts currently show a chance of some rain tomorrow and Thursday before clearer skies once again by the end of the week.
Hopefully, the weather will be fine for the upcoming last weekend of the season.
The 1500m main course at the Kagura ski resort remains open. To get an idea of how things are going, check out the photos below - courtesy of the resort.
You need to get Mitsumata Ropeway, the Mitsumata quad and then the Kagura Gondola to get over to the main Kagura area. Once there, the Kagura Number 1 high speed lift is servicing the open course.
On the way back at the end of the day, you need to get the Kagura Gondola and then the Mitsumata Number 2 Romance lift. And then either take the Mitsumata quad back down to the Ropeway or slide down the artificial 'snow mats'.
If you want to avoid using the snow mats, there's some walking involved - a total of about 900m on the way over to Kagura and about 400m on the way back to Mitsumata Ropeway.
Mitsumata Ropeway plans to open at 8:00am on weekdays.
Kagura is still hoping to be able to remain open until Sunday 27th May.
The Dragondola is operating at the moment - connecting Naeba and Tashiro - but it is for sightseeing only... no skiing or boarding action possible there. The only riding available is that one main run at Kagura.
We next plan to update this report again on Friday.
We will re-post the season summary and message in the final report. Read more ...