Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 23rd December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:39am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of grey cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Decent
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Saturday 23rd December 2017, 7:39am
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Friday 22nd December 2017, 7:48am 0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 7:47am 0cm
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 7:31am 8cm
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7:38am 0cm
Monday 18th December 2017, 8:46am 34cm
Sunday 17th December 2017, 8:40am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 127cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 137cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 151cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:39am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

After the fine sunny weather of yesterday - the sun was out and when I went past the temperature reading by the side of the road in town it was saying +7C degrees. I recall we were expecting more of the sunny skies today...

It hasn't started off that way though. I was woken up by the sound of water - it was automatic snow-melting sprinklers that were turned on; so it may well have been snowing but I can't see any evidence of that. A little later when I got up it was raining. Happily that has now stopped but the roads are wet. There is lots of grey cloud still around but hopefully a chance that things will clear up as the morning progresses.

Today sees the small Ipponsugi ski hill in the central Yuzawa open as well as the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort to the north in Minamiuonuma. The Dragondola lift that connects Naeba with the Tashiro part of Kagura opens from this morning. And in other Kagura news, their top Kagura Number 5 lift is set to start operating from 1st January.

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So, ski hills are now either partly or fully open with generally very good snow cover. The mild conditions that look set to continue through tomorrow though mean that the snow has gradually been reducing so we would like some more sustained snowfall to build those bases up.

It still looks like snow should be falling again from Monday. Fingers crossed!

Have a good Saturday.

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Updated: Saturday 23rd December 2017

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is open with 6 lifts operating and 9 courses (Central and Northern Areas) open.
The sledding area is also open.
- 130cm

Ipponsugi
- 50cm

Iwappara
- Iwappara is open from this morning. The central and top area was open yesterday with more scheduled to be available today.
- 70cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
The Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba plans to open from this morning.
The top Kagura Number 5 lift should be open from 1st January.
- Kagura area: 180cm
- Mitsumata area: 120cm
- Tashiro area: 140cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.
- 100cm

Naeba
Most of Naeba is now open.
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Kagura plans to open from this morning.
- Base: 70cm

NASPA Ski Garden
- NASPA Ski Garden is open with all lifts operating and all the main courses available.
- 105cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open with all lifts operating and courses open.
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 50cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 7 and Number 1 lifts operating as of yesterday. Unconfirmed if more will be available today.
- 40cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with the six lifts operating.
Courses open are the Panorama course, Joyful course and Number 3 romance course.
- 50cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open. Nighta starts from this evening.
- 90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is part open.
- 100cm

Maiko Snow Resort
From today all three of the main areas of Maiko Snow Resort are (at least part) open.
Nighta operations are scheduled to begin from 28th December.
- Top: 105cm
- Base: 30cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:39am on Saturday 23rd December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski resorts in the region are at least part open

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*as of Saturday 23rd December 2017
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22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 4cm
18th December 34cm 1cm 15cm
17th December 19cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 61cm 21cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 127cm 102cm 19cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 137cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 151cm 954cm 424cm
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137cm
[151cm]
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2016/2017 season - 2cm
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144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
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0cm
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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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