Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 21st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds clearing...
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 21st December 2018, 8:28am
0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 9:18am 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:20am 2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am 12cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:33am 2cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 8:35am 32cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 87cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning.

Unfortunately, yesterday was a wet day though again at higher elevations some snow was falling (and this morning both Kagura and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm of fresh snow).

It's frustrating to see rain falling when we just so much want to see fresh fluffy snow. We might need to wait until Monday to see fresh snow fall, with this milder bump to get through over this weekend.

There was a lot of cloud at the start of this morning but the clouds are clearing and the sun is shining through in places now. A sunny day is expected with a high of around 6C in town.

Anyway, we can't do anything about the weather so let's move on from that and cover what is happening today.

Iwappara are opening this morning. They will have two lifts in the central area moving and are planning for tomorrow.

NASPA Ski Garden also opens from morning with seven courses available - all but Course D.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan to the north of Yuzawa is also opening today. Good news from Hakkaisan is that they will be opening that left hand side pair lift every day of the season (it had been closed weekdays in recent seasons). Oh yes, there's free mushroom soup for 200 people.

And then there's the big one (in terms of new stuff):

Ishiuchi Maruyama is opening this morning and introducing all their new facilities - gondola/6 person lift, triple lift and Resort Center. For more information on what they are introducing this season please read this.

It's a shame that they are not all opening up to huge amounts of fresh snowfall, but that can't be helped. We plan to go take a look once there is lots of snow either later this month or early in January... and will report.

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Updated: 8:15am, Friday 21st December 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* GALA Yuzawa is part open
* The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open
* The Gondola, Coach pair, Barouche quad, Sociable quad, Phaeton pair and Victoria quad lifts are operating
* The Melody, Entertainment, Gigi and Grenoble courses in the Central Area are open; the ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’ is also open
* The Broadway and part of Swan courses in the Northern Area are open

Iwappara

* Iwappara is open from this morning
* Two lifts and three courses in the central area are open
* More is planned to be opening up from tomorrow

Kagura
- Kagura area: 130cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 90cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 110cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 95cm (official snow depth)

* Kandatsu Kogen is part open
* The Tozawa base pair and Ikenodaira quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* Naeba is part open
* The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Number 3 high speed, Number 4 pair lift, Number 5 high speed and Takenokodaira pair lifts are operating
* You can ride back down to base from the upper Takenokodaira area

NASPA Ski Garden

* NASPA is open from this morning

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 30cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lift and Nunoba Family lift are operating

Yuzawa Park
- 25cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 7 lift is operating with the Beginners course open

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 50cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
* The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts are operating
* The Joyful course, Number 3 Romance course and Panorama course are open

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is open from this morning

Joetsu Kokusai
- 40cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* The Nagamine quad, Panorama quad and two Panorama area pair lifts are operating
* Three Panorama courses and the Panorama forest course are open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 60cm (official snow depth)
- Base: -cm (official snow depth)

* Maiko Snow Resort is part open (the Gondola side)
* The Gondola itself is not operating
* The two Nagamine quads as well as the top Okusoeji quad lift are operating
* Most of the top Okusoeji area courses are open and you can ski back down to base

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan will open from tomorrow

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Other planned opening dates for ski hills in the region

Saturday 22nd December 2018

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Sunday 23rd December 2018

- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Friday 28th December 2018

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Saturday 29th November 2018

- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 21st December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most ski resorts are now at least part open - see above

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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 21st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
19th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 12cm 34cm 1cm
17th December 0cm 19cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
15th December 32cm 2cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 48cm 63cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 87cm 134cm 103cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 87cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total - 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 89cm 857cm 954cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
87cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
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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