Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Yuzawa.

Today is officially the first day of the ski season in the town. That's because Kagura is opening this morning.

Hurray!

Kagura is reporting about 5cm of snow up top, a temperature of -3C, a NE wind (3m/s) and cloudy skies.

They're also quite excited about some kenchinjiru soup on offer by the Mitsumata Ropeway base at 2pm. As are we. Wikipedia elaborates - kenchinjiru is a Japanese vegetable soup prepared using root vegetables and tofu.

Oh yes, you can ski or snowboard too!

If you can wrench yourself away from the delights of the root vegetables and tofu soup, here's how the skiing bit works...

From the top of the Mitsumata Ropeway you need to walk about 230m over to the quad lift, take that lift and then walk about 170m to the pair lift, and then go down to the Kagura Gondola. That gondola takes you over to the Kagura area. On the way back a similar amount of walking is required.

Down in town it's cloudy with a temperature of around 4C and we might get to see some sunshine during the day.

The 3 month forecast was being talked about on local television yesterday again; we are set for a 'normal' kind of winter. That is apparently based on the past 30 years. So we can take that as good and encouraging news. I hope they are right!

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Operating lifts:

- Mitsumata Ropeway (8:00am until 4:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift (8:00am until 2:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance lift (8:15am until 4:00pm)
- Kagura Gondola (8:15am until 3:45pm)
- Kagura Number 1 romance lift (8:30am until 3:15pm)

Edited: sorry, I posted the incorrect time for the Kagura lift in my original report. I was probably a bit over-excited about the soup...

Courses open:

- Kagura main course
- 600m in length, 30m wide

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Planned opening dates for ski areas in the region

Below are the planned opening dates of ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. All are of course subject to change.


Opening from today (Wednesday 2nd December):
- Kagura (via Mitsumata)

Saturday 5th December 2020
- Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 12th December 2020
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (via Tashiro)

Friday 18th December 2020
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Maiko Snow Resort

Saturday 19th December 2020
- Kandatsu Snow Resort
- Naeba
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Thursday 24th December 2020
- Iwappara
- NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 25th December 2020
- Ipponsugi
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 26th December 2020
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku

Details currently unconfirmed
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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Photos:

- Kagura

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Wednesday 2nd December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura opens from today. See above for all planned opening dates.

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