Don’t worry, there is plenty of snow at Ninja! (*There are, however, a few exposed bushes on the ungroomed areas of Rewild, Nirei, and Drago.) Two women (pictured), one from Aichi Prefecture and the other a local from Suzaka city, chatted with me, saying, “We love your site! It’s nice to see you reporting on Ninja, too. We’re here today to participate in a session hosted by the YouTuber Iguchan.”
The snow that was falling overnight stopped before the opening of the lifts this morning, and the gray skies gradually brightened. As of 8:30, the temperature was a brisk -9°C, and it felt very cold due to the intermittent north winds. The Drago (pictured), Gomarco, and Nirei courses had a mix of granular snow and wet snow that was groomed to a moderately firm consistency, and easy to ski.
On the other hand, the groomed Black Beat, Shine, and Arecoco runs had a similar mix of granular and wet snow, but were hard packed. About 5 cm of light, fresh snow had settled in between the hardened tracks of wet snow on the ungroomed Rewild Course.
Turnout was slow, with more and more families finally beginning to show up around 9:00, and the atmosphere ultimately turning quite festive when the aforementioned session started around 9:30. By 10:00 a.m., the gaps between the clouds had grown, and the sun began to reach the slopes, warming things up just a little bit.
[NINJA SNOW HIGHLAND Availability Information on 1/21 (Sat.)]
*All courses are available!
*Available Lifts … NINJA Lift (8:30-), REWILD Lift (9:00-)
*Lift Fees … 1 Day Ticket Adult JPY3,900, High School, University, College Students JPY3,000, Over 65 y/o JPY2,800, 4-15 y/o JPY1,500, Under 3 y/o Free
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reported by Snownavi