Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Generally limited
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Wednesday 12th April 2017, 8:01am
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Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning.

It wasn't long after my report that spots of rain started falling and it was rather wet in town - though there was actually some fresh snow on the ground just a bit higher up.

I was woken up by some fairly heavy rain on the roof around 6am and unfortunately it's still raining now here in town.

Kagura are reporting snowfall for the day in the higher areas, with rain down to the Mitsumata Ropeway. Alas, wind is affecting Kagura operations again this morning and they are open from the Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura Number 1 romance lift at the start of the day (Tashiro is closed).

Both GALA Yuzawa and Kandatsu Kogen are reporting rain early on but they are opening as normal.

It looks like we can hope for the rain to stop and somewhat clear up this afternoon.

Temperatures are going to remain fairly low - in single digits - today and tomorrow, but come Friday things are expected to warm up quite a bit once again. Perhaps some sunny skies too for a nice weekend.

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Resort information as of Wednesday 12th April 2017

Subject to change depending on snow and weather conditions.

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
All of the Central Area courses and part of the North Area currently remain open.
The sledding area is also open.
The Falcon downhill course is now closed - use the Gondola to get back down to base.
Official snow depth: 260cm

Kagura
The Tashiro Area of Kagura plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
The Kagura Area (via Mitsumata Ropeway) plans to be open until Sunday 28th May.

Tashiro closed today. Resort open from Mitsumata Ropeway to Kagura Number 1 pair lift at the start of the day.
Official snow depth: Kagura - 330cm; Mitsumata - 280cm; Tashiro - 300cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Most courses at Kandatsu Kogen remain open.
Spring nighta (6pm-10pm) is on Saturdays and nights before holidays until 22nd April.
Official snow depth: 220cm

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Naeba is closed today but plans to re-open on weekends and over the Golden Week period.

All other ski and snowboard resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura affected by wind; GALA Yuzawa and Kandatsu Kogen opening as planned this morning. See above.

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92cm
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143cm
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151cm
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559cm
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131cm
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297cm
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204cm
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191cm
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5cm
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