Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 23rd December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, some bits of blue sky
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain still lingering in places...
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
OK
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Monday 23rd December 2019, 8:33am
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 11cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 23cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 23rd December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning everyone.

Clouds moved in and is was raining yesterday evening in town and snowing higher up. I am happy to report that Kagura are saying they got 15cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday, so it should be pretty decent up there this morning.

There's no snow to report from lower down just yet. We are still very much hoping that there'll be some to report by this tome tomorrow, and heavier snowfall is on the forecast for around Friday. Can't wait to share the news when it happens.

For the moment there is a lot of cloud around and even a bit of blue sky showing in places as I get to post this report; earlier light rain has mostly eased off for now.

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Just one piece of resort news that I though I would point out.

Many years ago there used to be a handful of ski lifts down at the town-level Nunoba ski area, which is part of the 'Yuzawa Kogen' resort. In recent years that was down to one pair lift, and over the summer they took out that lift. So there are now no ski lifts at Nunoba.

But... it isn't closed. It is still part of the Yuzawa Kogen resort and from this season they are installing a 100m long covered snow escalator type facility and the area will be more of a 'play in the snow' area called Snow Play World.

And you can still ski or snowboard back down from the top area of Yuzawa Kogen down to the Nunoba base area.

Well, once there's enough snow!! :)

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- GALA Yuzawa is open - but only for sightseeing, sledding and kanjiki (snow shoe) tours
- It is not open for skiing/snowboarding yet

Kagura

- A large part of Kagura is now open
- The Mitsumata and Tashiro Ropeways are now both operating
- The Kagura Area and Tashiro Area lift/course connection is now open
- Access to the main Kagura Area is now available from both the Mitsumata Area and Tashiro Area
- The Mitsumata Area course is used as a connecting area

Naeba

- Part open
- Lower base slope and top Takenokodaira run open
- Prince Number 2 Gondola and three lifts operating
- Details on Naeba Now report here

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Monday 23rd December 2019:

- GALA Yuzawa (2)
- Yuzawa Kogen (2)
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit

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Other planned opening dates - subject to change of course depending on weather/snow conditions.

As soon as there is enough snow
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Kandatsu Snow Resort
- Maiko Snow Resort
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Park

Wednesday 25th December 2019
- Itsukamachi

Thursday 26th December 2019
- Chateau Shiozawa

Saturday 28th December 2019
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Monday 23rd December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is mostly open. Naeba is part open. See above for details.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 23rd December 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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  2019/2020
*as of Monday 23rd December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 8cm
19th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
18th December 0cm 12cm 34cm
17th December 0cm 0cm 19cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 14cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 73cm 127cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 11cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total - 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total - 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 23cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd December 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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 - 12cm
[12cm]
11cm
[23cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
50cm
[1018cm]
24cm
[1042cm]
0cm
[1042cm]
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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