Kurodake have posted their opening dates for 2017.
The gondola and lift will close on the 4th of January.
The gondola re-opens on the 27th of January (the top lift will still be closed, so you'll have to buy single-ride tickets for the gondola).
The lift re-opens on the 17th of February.
There's already 2m of snow under the lift, and there have been some slides in the steeper terrain, so hopefully the gullies will fill in nicely down low for later in the season.
See you out there!