Although Tazawako Ski Area was planning to open its season on December 17th, it has been postponed until it will have enough snow. You can see the updated statues in their official website in Japanese. Or, for English information, follow us on Twitter (@Tazawako). We it daily to let know the status in English.
As of today, December 21st, 2010, the weather is sunny and the temperature is -6°C (21.2°F). It could be open as soon as the snow is sufficient.
Meanwhile, on December 17th, there was a Shinto ceremony performed to wish for the safety of Snow Area. There were almost 60 guests invited for the ceremony. Here are some photos!