Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear blue skies and sunny as I post this
Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday rather than those clouds moving in and bringing us snow (or rain), rather it cleared up and by evening there wasn't much cloud in the sky at all. I was out riding my bike in Ishiuchi area last night - clear skies, but very cold. I don't think there'll be much bike riding from now on.

So much for the forecast of snow.

Looking at the news though, further north in Niigata they got some pretty rough weather with strong winds and rain and some snow as well. The clouds took the northern route and gave us a miss.

It looks like the same might be the case today.

Snow on the forecasts? Yes!
Clear blue skies above us? Yes!

So yes it is lovely and clear and sunny this morning over the region. Looks like the clouds are still doing that northern route thing and just missing off this chunk of Niigata.

As you might expect from all the above, no new snow to report - just a bit of frost on the ground as it is keeping cold.

Given the rather wrong nature of the forecasts yesterday and today, I'm somewhat reluctant to mention them, but they still claim snow for us on and off (and sometimes very much on) through until Sunday.

Best thing just to see what I can report each morning for the moment I think.

Even having said all of that though, Kagura intend to get back to 1500m of course open from tomorrow. Seems that they had not actually been using the snow making machines for 2 weeks, but were able to as the temperatures dropped the night before last. Seems that yesterday that gave the open run a freshness that had been lacking. So with the help of that man-made snow from tomorrow they'll have the 1500m long course open and the Number 1 Quad lift as well. We are of course hoping that a delivery of real snow will help them along there.

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I have updated the official resort opening date list below with the resorts in neighbouring Minamiuonuma. A handful of those are right next to Yuzawa and just 10 minutes away from Echigo Yuzawa Station, so as close to the centre of Yuzawa as some of the skijo actually in Yuzawa. Of course, you can check them all out on SnowJapan in the main Snow Resorts section of the site. Here's lists of the resorts in both Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

Ski resorts in Yuzawa town

Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura:
A 600m run at the main Kagura area is open, access via Mitsumata Ropeway.
From tomorrow, Thursday 4th, they will have 1500m open.
A shuttle bus takes people from the top of the Ropeway to the base of the Kagura Gondola, which then takes them up to the base of the main Kagura area.
The Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift is operating to service the open course.

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

Saturday 6th December:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Kagura Tashiro

Saturday 13th December:
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Wednesday 3rd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited part of Kagura open

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