Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:55am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
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It's snowing in Yuzawa this morning. Not that much on ground and only a few 2cm of snow to move from the top of my car just a little earlier and so it seems that this snowfall only started earlier this morning. The forecast is for snow through the day now though so hopefully it will do that and give us some decent fresh cm. Having said that, just to the north in Minamiuonuma it is only very very light snow at the moment and actually looks fairly bright. Back to Yuzawa though and a look at the webcams from around resorts shows that visibility is poor and it is coming down nicely right at this moment.

Cloud and light snow is on the forecast for tomorrow. The potentially clearer weather conditions looks like it has been pushed back to Saturday so we could be in for a few days of snow clouds giving us some goodies.

The other thing about tomorrow is the potential for stronger winds which may affect higher resort areas - a check of the forecasts late tonight is advised if you plan to be up tomorrow.

January 4th and so we are now bakc to a 'normal weekday'.

One thing to note for the season moving forward - over at the Kandatsu Kogen resort, the 'Milky Way' and 'Andromeda' courses are only open on Saturdays and holidays.

Official resort snow depths @ 4th January 12, AM:
Mt Naeba:
190cm
Kagura:
240cm
Kagura - Tashiro:
220cm
GALA Yuzawa:
200cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
190cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
195cm
Iwappara:
160cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
210cm
Yuzawa Park:
160cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
150cm
Ludens Yuzawa:
180cm
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Ishiuchi Maruyama:
200cm
Centleisure Maiko:
230cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
210cm

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Evening update

Winter is doing it's Niigata thing again today and into tomorrow. We have had perhaps 30cm or so of snow during today but we have another 'up to 50cm' of snow forecast in the mountain regions of Yuzawa between now and 9am tomorrow. Up to 40cm in Minamiuonuma just to the north. The snow tomorrow will likey continue throughout the day, and also come with possibly strong winds especially in higher areas - it might well mess around with the lift operations at some resorts, so keep that in mind. Probably won't get much colder than -2 in town, but the winds may make it feel colder.

Snow conditions should be top notch though.

Archive report: Posted at 9:55am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now open.

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