Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th February 2008

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:30pm on Friday 15th February 2008
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Archive report: Posted at 12:30pm on Friday 15th February 2008
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There was about 20-25cm of snow on the car this morning as it continues to fall. It has been snowing all morning as well and shows no sign of stopping yet. The winds have died down a fair bit though since yesterday, meaning that today both Kagura and Gala Yuzawa open again and the lucky people making their way up there will surely be enjoying some fantastic powder conditions.

It's not too cold today, with the temperature currently around -1 degrees.

It is looking like the snow will continue into tomorrow as well with snow forecast for the full day and a chance it might even be snowing still on Sunday.

We'll update this page later on today with the latest...

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PM update:

I was just looking through the reports from last year and as the snow depths have gradually been increasing this last week I thought it would be interesting to see how they compare with this time last season.

Here's the numbers from 4 resorts in the area:

This season (Feb 15th 08):
320cm at Kagura
230cm at Gala Yuzawa
280cm at Iwappara
290cm at Kandatsu

Last season (Feb 15th 07):
220cm at Kagura
150cm at Gala Yuzawa
100cm at Iwappara
120cm at Kandatsu

As you can see, especially in the town resorts there is a big difference. Last year the numbers were worryingly low and some resorts were struggling in the second half of February. Happily no such problems this season.

This season we are certainly not getting record breaking numbers and until now we might not have experienced many of the huge overnight dumps of snow that we might expect in the area, but we are definitely doing much better than last year and conditions right now with all this new snow are really good.

Let's hope it continues!

Archive report: Posted at 12:30pm on Friday 15th February 2008
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are now open.

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