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Ahhh ok.

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Though, to be fair, your reply could be easily interpreted to apply to both October and April situations.

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View PostDiGriz, on 08 October 2014 - 11:20 PM, said:

Kagura, yes, or maybe Tenjindaira.



AGREE! Those are awesome places to visit during early or mid december.

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View PostPeetan, on 10 October 2014 - 02:14 PM, said:

Ahhh ok.

Wrong end <~~~~~stick~~~~~~~>
^^
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Though, to be fair, your reply could be easily interpreted to apply to both October and April situations.


Only if you have the wrong end of the stick!! :lol:
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So I see.

You, sir, are now on my "wise guy, eh" list.

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Thanks all for the help. I was watching for Yuzawa too however, on their main website it says opens 20th Dec 2014. Not too sure of Kagura, will definitely check it out.
As one (or many) have mentioned, details about snow season hasn't really been out there yet...so nothing much I can search for (Not knowing Japanese doesn't help either)
Hope to maybe get a few nights stay up there, not considering Hokkaido as flights be booked to Tokyo and want to stay away from the hassle to go another city (and not have time to explore) ...that will be for the next trip

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Resorts usually plan to open about the same time every year.
Check the season dates near the top of the resort pages to get an idea.
Here's Yuzawa town:
http://www.snowjapan.../yuzawa-niigata

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Which "Yuzawa" website were you watching? Echigo Yuzawa is the town, when we say "Yuzawa" we usually mean the town. There are a few resorts around town that also bear the Yuzawa name......GALA Yuzawa is probably the biggest/most well known of these town resorts.

Kagura is about 20-25 mins by shuttle bus outside of town, but is the biggest/highest in the area so will prob be ur best bet for skiing at that time.....depending on weather of course
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I know it can obviously vary by season, but what is Kagura like mid-December? I usually wait till at least late December to start the season so I have never been that early. I imagine it would have more snow than anything else in the area but is it usually "full coverage" or more stick to the runs? I would imagine the valley beside the Kagura area would be a no go, but I really don't know.

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I'd look back at the Yuzawa Now reports for that.

I always wait until things are going proper.

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I've had all sorts.....a few times it's been pretty deep, where its went from almost nothing and little base to tits deep in the space of a night or two. That actually wasn't very good cos you were going right through the snow pack :o Mainly it's been good coverage on piste and sketchy off the sides.
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