Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
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Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning all.

OK so straight to the news.

GALA Yuzawa was closed yesterday due to wind after opening on Monday, but unfortunately there's just not enough snow up there currently for the ski courses to re-open today. They will be open, but it is just for sightseeing (the gondola and then the quad lift to go out to the Bell of Love observation deck), the 'playing in the snow' area and snow shoe activities.

NASPA Ski Garden announced yesterday that they won't be able to open on Friday as planned and it is pretty clear that the other resorts planning to open for this weekend aren't going to be able to. We simply just need to wait for snow. Even a thin base that enables places could get part open would be great. But with lower slopes now totally bare there's really not much that can be done but wait.

Kagura remains open via both the Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases - as far as I can tell unchanged this morning; part of Naeba is open; and GALA Yuzawa as noted above.

Don't shout at me but... it's raining this morning. :(

I totally can't wait to be able to bring you much more positive snowy news.

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Currently part open:

GALA Yuzawa

- GALA Yuzawa is open for playing in the snow, snow shoe activity and sightseeing.
- Not open for skiing/snowboarding yet.

Kagura

- Part open
- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 quad
- Tashiro Ropeway
- Tashiro Number 1 romance pair
- Tashiro Number 2 romance pair
- Tashiro Number 1 quad

- The Mitsumata and Tashiro Ropeways are now both operating
- Access to the main Kagura Area is via Mitsumata Ropeway only
- Tashiro is open up to the Tashiro Number 1 high speed lift
- The Mitsumata Area course is used as a connecting area
- The Kagura Area and Tashiro Area lift/course connection is not yet open

Naeba

- Part open
- Lower base slope and top Takenokodaira run open
- Details on Naeba Now report here

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Photos (below) from around 8:00am on Wednesday 18th December 2019:

- GALA Yuzawa (2)
- Yuzawa Kogen
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit

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Other planned opening dates - subject to change of course depending on weather/snow conditions.

As soon as there is enough snow
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Kandatsu Snow Resort
- Maiko Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Friday 20th December 2019
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 21st December 2019
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Iwappara
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Wednesday 25th December 2019
- Itsukamachi

Thursday 26th December 2019
- Chateau Shiozawa

Saturday 28th December 2019
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura and Naeba are part open; GALA Yuzawa is sort of open but not for skiing/snowboarding. See above.

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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 18th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
18th December 0cm 12cm 34cm
17th December 0cm 0cm 19cm
16th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
15th December 0cm 32cm 2cm
14th December 0cm 14cm 54cm
13th December 3cm 2cm 4cm
12th December 0cm 0cm 6cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 62cm 119cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 85cm 129cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 11cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total - 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total - 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 23cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
11cm
[23cm]
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2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
50cm
[1018cm]
24cm
[1042cm]
0cm
[1042cm]
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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