The weekend is drawing closer and there seem to be plenty of people planning to hit the slopes of Yuzawa in the near future. We are getting lots of emails about current conditions, so we thought an update before the weekend would be helpful.
Mitsumata/Kagura Ski Area is open. The snow mats in Mitsumata were mostly uncovered until the snowfall of a couple of days ago. They are now mostly covered apart from a few patches, and there is more snow on the way. The top slopes of Kagura are good hardpack at the moment. The queue for the Mitsumata ropeway early in the morning last weekend were pretty impressive, but with Tashiro area opening up on Saturday 9th, that should help to spread people out.
Naeba is going to open on Saturday 9th too, but it is likely only the beginner slope at the bottom of the mountain. Hopefully the predicted snow will come in, and more runs will open up shortly.
Iwappara were hoping to open on Saturday but are not going to do so due to lack of snow. They will be monitoring conditions and hope to open to some extent as soon as possible.
Okutadami Maruyama is also open.
Conditions are pretty good for early December and with more snow due Friday we think conditions will be fun for this weekend. We have plenty of ski instructors and snowboard instructors in Yuzawa right now who are ready and waiting to put their experience to good use and help you get more out of your time on the snow, whichever Yuzawa snow resorts you decide to use.
Get up here and start sliding!