Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:20am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bright but overcast
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Forecast to be windy today
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:20am
0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 8:55am 1cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 8:44am 20cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 8:44am 8cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 102cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 104cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 106cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:20am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I need to make an early report this morning but in that respect thankfully there is not much to report.

The biggest change this morning is that NASPA Ski Garden will be opening for the first time. They plan to have all their lifts operating with all courses apart from A and D course available.

Looks like some strong winds on the mountain expected today mean that GALA Yuzawa is closed for the day and only the Mitsumata area of Kagura will be open.

Yesterday was another fine and (too) mild day in the region - the board by the side of the road yesterday afternoon said 13C! - and in lower areas in particular the skiing probably felt more spring than winter, but don't worry winter does look like it is soon to return...

Today is going to be warm once again and the dreaded rain is due later tonight with heavy rain likely overnight. During the day tomorrow though it will start getting colder and hopefully it will be snowing, with snow forecast into Saturday as well.


It has been a bit of a long week with all of this mild weather, so everyone is excited about the prospect of a return to more winter-like conditions.

Tomorrow is a national holiday in Japan, so effectively it is a 'long weekend' and places would normally be busy.

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Resort-specific info as of Thursday 22nd December 2016

** Too early for some of the information - particular snow depth data - to be updated for Thursday

GALA Yuzawa
CLOSED TODAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS
GALA Yuzawa is generally part open. The Central and North areas are open:
Central Area - Melody, Edelweiss, Entertainment, Gigi, Grenoble courses and the sledging area.
North Area - Broadway and Swan courses.
7 courses open in total.
Official snow depth: 110cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is part open. 10 lifts are planned to be operating.
Official snow depth: 70cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open.
The Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts as well as the Chuo and Summit quad lifts are operating.
11 courses open in total.
Opening of nighta has been delayed until there is more snow.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is part open with 9 lifts operating and 9 courses open.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Kagura
ONLY MITSUMATA AREA OPEN THIS MORNING DUE TO WIND (MAIN KAGURA AND TASHIRO AREAS CLOSED)
All areas of Kagura are generally open. The top Kagura Number 5 pair lift and course will open from 1st January 2017.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 150cm
Mitsumata - 110cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open with three lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 55cm

Naeba
The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Takenokodaira pair, Number 4 and 5 high speed lifts, Number 3 and Number 4 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 70cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The Gondola and Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating as well as the Maiko Center quad lift (on the Maiko side). 9 courses open in total.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 80cm
Base - 20cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkaisan is now open.
The Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 80cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open from this morning.
All lifts plan to be operating with just a few courses closed.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is part open.
The Ropeway, Cosmos pair lift, Summit pair lift and Nunoba pair lift are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 90cm
Base - 30cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open.
The Number 1 and Number 7 lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open.
The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2 and Number 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 40cm

Other nearby resorts now at least part open:

Ludens Yuzawa
Muica Snow Resort
Nakazato Snow Wood

Planned opening dates for other resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

Friday 23rd December:
Chateau Shiozawa
Ipponsugi
Itsukamachi

Saturday 24th December:
Hakkai Sanroku
Mt Granview

Wednesday 28th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily from 23rd December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily from 28th December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in December, January and February and also on 23rd December and from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 29th December until 3rd January, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 7:20am on Thursday 22nd December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for details

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*as of Thursday 22nd December 2016
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2014/2015
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21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 4cm 50cm
18th December 1cm 15cm 85cm
17th December 20cm 0cm 20cm
16th December 8cm 0cm 10cm
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Previous 14 days total 102cm 19cm 340cm
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December observed snowfall total 104cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 106cm 424cm 1303cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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[106cm]
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92cm
[92cm]
143cm
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151cm
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559cm
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95cm
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[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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