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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:07pm on Friday 2nd December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 5:07pm on Friday 2nd December 2011
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Today started off nice and sunny but ended up being more generally cloudy as the day wore on. It was strange watching the national news last night where they were saying how cold everywhere was. I still think things are quite mild here and today it got to 5 degrees but it certainly didn't feel that cold - I was out in just a long sleeved shirt. Still feels autumnal here, I'd say.

What's on for the wekeend then? Well, Kagura are still open of course and they while the last few days they have been just operating the pair lift, tomorrow and Sunday they plan to have the quad lift open as well - taking the skiable course back up to 1300m in length. Remember if you go you will still need to get a bus from the top of the Mitsumata Ropeway to the base of the Kagura Gondola - so it's three rides before you get to the quad lift at Kagura.

Tomorrow it might even rain at Kagura with a mild start to the day forecast, but hopefully it will turn into snow as temperatures drop later in the day and they may see some snowfall up there overnight into Sunday. Sunday night into Monday as well. Fingers crossed that we can get some semi-decent cm up there over the weekend as milder conditions look set to come back mid-week again.

We haven't quite clicked into winter yet. Hopefully not much longer now.

Here's a recap of the planned opening dates of resorts in Yuzawa. All dependant on snowfall of course.

Planned resort opening dates:

Saturday 10th December:
Naeba
Kagura - Tashiro
Iwappara
Yuzawa Kogen

Friday 16th December:
Kandatsu Kogen

Saturday 17th December:
Yuzawa Nakazato
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
GALA Yuzawa

Thursday 22nd December:
Yuzawa Park

Friday 23rd December:
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba)
Ipponsugi

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Update

I feel an update is necessary after what I wrote this afternoon... I have just come back from some time outside and it has turned very, very windy and also rather cold out there this evening - I think the wind is making it feel colder than it actually is.

The winds should have calmed down somewhat by the time the lifts open tomorrow morning but otherwise the forecast for tomorrow and Sunday remains the same as posted earlier.

Archive report: Posted at 5:07pm on Friday 2nd December 2011
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Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

A small part of Kagura is now open. Other resorts closed. Waiting for snow!

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