Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:54am on Tuesday 22nd December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain lower, snow higher up. Due to clear.
wind condition
Light
Limited on mountain
This report
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 7:54am
0cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 7:58am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 7:55am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:01am 4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 8:38am 15cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 7:49am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 19cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 19cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 19cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:54am on Tuesday 22nd December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Kagura this morning are reporting 10-20cm of fresh snow on their upper areas which is great to hear.

Less exciting news to report from lower down as after the cloudy start, for a short time it cleared up a bit with even a bit of sun, but then later on it started raining and was raining overnight. It's a bit... wet... this morning too though it should ease off sooner than later sometime this morning. The temperature here in town is currently 5 degrees and that is basically constant from overnight as well. We can't expect it to rise much during the day though.

Yesterday afternoon Maiko Snow Resort announced that they aren't unfortunately going to be able to open today due to the deteriorating snow conditions (and basically amount of snow!) up there. The rain couldn't have done them any favours. So they join the list of 'waiting for snow' resorts once again.

Looks like Joetsu Kokusai are remaining open though this morning as are of course Naeba, Kagura and GALA Yuzawa.

Tomorrow the local forecast says cloud/sun and a high of around 8C in town.

OK so how is this promised snowfall at the end of the week looking? I'm very happy to report that it still looking like it is on the cards, hopefully with snow starting falling in town Friday and continuing through the weekend. If it all happens as per the forecasts, we can maybe expect lots of the 'on standby' resorts to be able to get going (at least in part) by the end of the weekend.

We can only hope!

I'm getting somewhat tired of posting reports about mild temperatures and rain, so a good dose of heavy snow will be very exciting!

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Resorts that are now at least part open (Tuesday 22nd December 2015) - subject to change:

Kagura
A large part of Kagura Mitsumata is now open with natural snow - basically most areas up to and including the main Kagura runs are skiable.
(Mitsumata Family course and Chibbiko area; Kagura main gelende, Giant, Technical, Panorama and Gondola courses).
A decent part of Kagura Tashiro is also now open - up to the Tashiro Number 1 high speed lift.
(Tashiro Ladies course, Shirakaba course, Tashiro Alyeska course, Tashiroko course, Number 1 high speed connecting course, Skyline course).
Note that the connecting courses between the main Kagura area and the Tashiro areas are not yet open.

Naeba
Lower Number 4 and 5 courses are open (with the help of artificial snow) and the upper Takenokodaira course is open (100% natural snow).

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open - the Melody and Entertainment courses in the main Central Area are open.

Joetsu Kokusai
The Panorama quad and two pair lifts are moving with the Panorama courses in the North Area open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Technical course and Rakuraku A courses open with just two pair lifts operating (one to get to the open area).

Resorts on standby to open as soon as there is enough snow to open:

Ipponsugi
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Iwappara
Kagura (Tashiro)
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Nakazato Snow Wood
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Kogen

Planning to open on Thursday 24th December:
Chateau Shiozawa

Planning to open on Friday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Planning to open on Saturday 26th December:
Itsukamachi
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:54am on Tuesday 22nd December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at a number of resorts, many resorts on standby waiting for snowfall

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd December 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 22nd December 2015
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 22nd December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
22nd December 0cm 0cm 15cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 4cm 50cm 0cm
18th December 15cm 85cm 0cm
17th December 0cm 20cm 5cm
16th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 165cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 19cm 340cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 19cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 19cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
19cm
[19cm]
-
[19cm]
-
[19cm]
-
[19cm]
-
[19cm]
-
[19cm]
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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