Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 27th February 2020

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 24th November 2005, 7:50am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Another fine start to the day - a bit of frost and there's a fair bit of cloud around but right now the sun is out early doing it's thing and it looks set to be a fine day.

OK, next up on the resorts opening list is "Kagura" (as they are marketing it this year - not Mitsumata and Tashiro as separate resorts, but just "Kagura"). There's reportedly about 30cm up on the main Mitsumata slopes and about 80cm on the main Kagura gelende. They plan to open up the main Kagura gelende and the Gondola course for the first time this season on Saturday (26th).

Lifts? The plan is to open Mitsumata Ropeway, Mitsumata number 1 lift (quad), Mitsumata 3 Romance lift, Kagura gondola and Kagura number 1 quad lift. So there will be no need to mess around with buses this season, though it seems the Mitsumata courses won't be generally open for riding - just connections to get you to Kagura. Mitsumata ropeway will be open 8am-5pm.

(You'll have to wait until December 17th for the Tashiro part of Kagura resort to open.)

After Kagura opens up, next up is Iwappara. Once December 1st arrives, they will open up as soon as they can..... chances are that there won't be enough snow to open on the 1st, but they will be ready and waiting - even ready to make a decision at 11am to open up on that afternoon if snow suddenly arrives (scrambling round the phones to get the necessary lifties at short notice). Good for them!   Read more ...

Niseko Now!

Thursday 24th November 2005, 8:46am
Weather conditions: Cloudy
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday the mountain was reasonably busy as there was one of the many public holidays they have here in Japan. I think the one yesterday was 'worker appreciation day'. Last night we had some rain and sleet in the village. It doesn't appear to have washed away much snow and there was some fresh up high. Today is cloudy and and the updated forecast has no new snow arriving until tomorrow.
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Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 24th November 2005, 8:51am
Weather conditions: Sun, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
As the early morning clouds/fog clear up it looks like it is going to be another fine day... the sun is out right now but more clouds hanging on than yesterday. No new snow to report.   Read more ...

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