Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:54am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud but...
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...light rain
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 7:54am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 87cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:54am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The sound of rain woke me up earlier but we are hoping it will ease and just leave us in peace with cloudy skies for the day. Even Kagura appear to be reporting rain early on at the Mitsumata Ropeway. Please go away!

So today and tomorrow are going to be mild - we have been expecting that - but we can reasonably hope for some fresh snowfall Monday. And then later in the week again which is encouraging.

Until then the snow is going to be better the higher up you go - and there's not a whole lot down by town. Because of that, at Maiko you now need to get the Gondola back down from the top open Okusoeji area, but they have their quad operating on the Maiko side.

The top area of Iwappara should be open from today and more of Joetsu Kokusai is also opening.

Basically resorts are doing the very best they can with what they got. A good few decent snowfalls would see that problem disappearing.

This report will be updated later on with checks for any further information as well as updates on the other small ski hills that planned to be open today.

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Updated: 8:00am, Saturday 22nd 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
- 90cm (official snow depth)

* 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
- 30cm (official snow depth)

* 5 lifts and 12 courses in the central to upper area are open

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
- 85cm (official snow depth)

* The Tozawa base pair, Onaka, Ikenodaira and Musawa quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* 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
- 40cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are operating
* All main courses apart from D are open

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
- 20cm (official snow depth)

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

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 40cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
* The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2, Number 3 and Number 4 pair lifts are operating
* The Joyful course, Number 3 Romance course, Panorama course and Family course are open

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 60cm (official snow depth)

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is part open
* The Omaruyama, Paradise, Green and Kita Maruyama courses are open

Joetsu Kokusai
- 40cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* 10 lifts are operating
* 8 course are open (Front of hotel, Panorama and Atema areas)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 70cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 15cm (official snow depth)

* Maiko Snow Resort is part open
* The Gondola, Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating (need to get Gondola back down to base)
* The Maiko Center quad lift is also open in the Maiko area

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 60cm (official snow depth)

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is mostly open
* All lifts operating

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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 7:54am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts are part open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
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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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 22nd December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 16cm 61cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 87cm 133cm 102cm
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
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd 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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  October November December January February March April May
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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