Sugadaira REPORT

2024.02.12110cm / Sunny

Sugadaira was blessed with fine weather on all three days of this February three-day weekend. In particular, today, the last day of the extended weekend, the early morning clouds gradually melted away to reveal the famous bright, blue sky typical of Sugadaira, known as “Sugadaira Blue. I spoke with a family from Saitama Prefecture, who told me, “We’ve been here for the entire holiday weekend, and it turned out to be a beautiful day again today. We’re hoping to ski a lot.”
[Hinode Slope]

There was a very small amount of new snow overnight, only about 1 cm, that covered the well-packed, groomed wet snow surface of the Hinode Slope. I noticed advanced skiers taking advantage of the steep slope angle at the beginning of the run to gain impressive speed.
[Hinode Slope]

I later headed to the Taro Slope (pictured) via the Hinode Rinkan (Forest) Course, which was groomed with a firm wet snow surface. Taro was also groomed, with a wet snow surface that was noticeably firmer than the Hinode Slope. I overheard some people saying, “The snow seems pretty hard. Let’s take it easy and see how it goes on the first run.” Despite the conditions, I was able to maintain control and ski comfortably.
[Taro Slope]

At the Mt. Taro summit area, where five lifts (Stage 3, Stage 1, Tengu Quad, Grand Lift, and Mack Lift) converge, I overheard people discussing where they wanted to head next, which courses they thought might be crowded, etc…. There was a weak, but cold northerly wind blowing at the summit that I not feel at the foot of the mountain. Skiing conditions were good on Shirogane Schwarz (pictured) thanks to the firm, groomed wet snow base.
[Shirogane Schwarz]

[Operation Details on 2/12 (Mon.)]
*All Courses are OPEN (Except for 15 Courses)
*Available Lifts … Oku Davos No.1 Triple (8:30-), and totally 17 lifts.
*Lift Fees … During the Ueda Sugadaira campaign Adult JPY4,400, 60-69 y/o JPY3,800, junior high school student & Over 70 y/o JPY2,800, 4-Unschooled JPY100, Under 3 y/o Free (Until 2/15, Ends as soon as the budget runs out)

*Great Value! Early Bird Lift Tickets
Davos & Taro Area (*On Sale Until 2024/3/17)
Paper Ticket → Adult 1 Day Ticket JPY5,400 → JPY4,300!
E-Ticket →Adult 1 Day Ticket JPY5,400 → JPY4,300!
(*Paper tickets are JPY4,800 for an adult one-day pass, including JPY500 deposit at the time of purchase. The deposit will be returned when the IC card is returned.)

Pine Beak Area
Paper Ticket → Adult 1 Day Ticket + Pole Practice Ticket JPY6,300 → JPY5,600! (*On Sale Until 2024/3/18)
E-Ticket → Adult 1 Day Ticket + Pole Practice Ticket JPY6,300 → JPY5,600! Other (*On Sale Until 2024/3/30)
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reported by Snownavi

March 2024
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110cm (+1cm) -7.0℃

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nov. 25, 2023 – Mar. 31, 2024