Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 6th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:32am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy but bright after a dark start
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
Variable, generally ok
This report
Wednesday 6th January 2016, 9:32am
0cm
Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Monday 4th January 2016, 8:21am 0cm
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:26am 0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 8:49am 13cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 13cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

There's no new snow to report and the high-up Kagura resort is reporting just a dusting of snow overnight. Maiko Snow Resort actually reporting 3cm. We of course need much more than that and fingers crossed it is on the way over the next few days.

I am of course very much looking forward to start bringing you news of fresh snow once again. All being well, that will start tomorrow with snow due to start falling overnight tonight and through the day tomorrow. A high of 3C is expected tomorrow in town so I wouldn't expect light powder but will sure will take it. After tomorrow going into Saturday there should be more snow and then Sunday through Monday looks promising as well. Colder conditions are also expected to be back with us and we will welcome them with open arms.

What we need of course is regular and consistent snowfall, something that usually we have no problems getting. Let's hope that the next 5+ days brings that kind of weather for us.

Back to today and it's generally cloudy, with a lot of low cloud still hanging around this morning. We had rain falling last night but that has eased off this morning.

It does feel colder this morning though which is a good start. There are hints that we might get some sunshine today but the forecast generally remains as 'cloudy'.

Most resorts are struggling with the lack of snow. Some lower courses are now either not open or getting narrow and struggling to remain open and might have to if there is no refill soon. Here's some few resort specific information, by no means complete but hopefully of help to get an idea of where resorts are at this moment:

The Kagura resort areas remain (close to) fully open;
A fair section of Naeba is open, connection with Tashiro remains just about open;
The Central and North areas of GALA Yuzawa are mostly open (the downhill Falcon course is not open);
All of the lifts and six out of eight courses at Yuzawa Kogen are open;
Most of the courses at Kandatsu Kogen are open;
Most of the central area of Iwappara is open (top area not open);
Four courses at NASPA Ski Garden area open with four lifts operating;
Most of Ishiuchi Maruyama is open but some lower areas closed (in those places get the lift back down);
The upper Okusoeji area and part of the Maiko area of Maiko Snow Resort are open (get the gondola back down from Okusoeji);
Large parts of Joetsu Kokusai are open.

It's sad having to report this kind of thing in early January. One of the things that makes this lack of fresh snow so difficult is that we usually get huge amounts of regular snow here in this region, so this situation is far from normal.

Anyway, thinking positive! Here's to lots of snow in the coming week and a return to a proper 'Snow Country'.

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Resort official snow depths (Wednesday 6th January 2016) and any specific news:

All resorts in the area are now generally open for the season, though please note that some areas and courses are not open. Generally steeper slopes that need more snow are still closed. The lack of fresh snow and warmer conditions we have been experiencing also means that some lower areas are getting increasingly patchy.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
100cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
50cm

Iwappara
40cm

Joetsu Kokusai
70cm

Kagura
90cm (Mitsumata)
120cm (Tashiro)
150cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
70cm

Maiko Snow Resort
70cm (upper)
20cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
80cm

Naeba
60cm

NASPA Ski Garden
50cm

Yuzawa Kogen
60cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
35cm

Yuzawa Park
30cm

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Wednesday 6th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts are open but in need of fresh snow.

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5th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
4th January 0cm 20cm 0cm
3rd January 0cm 30cm 0cm
2nd January 0cm 40cm 10cm
1st January 13cm 40cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 13cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 105cm 1303cm 833cm
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95cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
[8cm]
217cm
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42cm
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