Snowmaking starts on the ski slopes Karuizawa Oct. 9 13:25

At the ski resort in Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture, work began to begin snowing on the slopes before the start of operations next month.

The “Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort” in Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture, has made artificial snow on the slopes every year, and has been operating since the earliest in November in the prefecture.

Kotoshi slopes started on the 9th, and from around 10:00 am, we used snow to make snow with artificial hoses that were arranged for each ski course. Over 20 days later, after creating a number of artificial snow mountains about 5 meters high, they are collapsed with a snow-crew wheel and are set up in two courses of about 400 meters in length and 15 meters in width. That is.

Tatsuya Akimoto, the person in charge of the ski resort, said, “I am worried that the snow will not melt due to the typhoon on the weekend, but I will make a slope 24 hours a day. So I want you to slide while enjoying the scenery. "

This ski resort will start operating two courses on the 2nd of next month and want to be able to use 10 courses in late December when the season begins.