Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Thursday 27th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain > sleet > snow depending on where you are
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
This report
Thursday 27th December 2018, 7:52am
0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:00am 2cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:36am 0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 89cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I am determined to not use the word 'hopefully' today -- here goes...

Early on this morning it has been raining in town though there has been some snowfall as you go higher up and we should see it gradually (quickly?) turning into snow... I see a few cm or so at the Mitsumata Ropeway base. Kagura are reporting 5cm of snowfall. And as of 5:30am, GALA Yuzawa were reporting sleet; just before 8am Maiko Snow Resort are reporting snow falling.

So it is changing.

Snow is forecast for today, down to town level, and getting heavier from tonight. Once it gets started, there should be snow falling right through until around Sunday and there are heavy snowfall warnings going out. That's all things we want to hear, be extra careful if you are driving up here over the next few days.

Around town there really isn't much snow to be seen at the moment which is rather worrying for the end of the year. Lower slopes close to town are either struggling or not open, though higher areas like Kagura and GALA Yuzawa have decent cover - but of course everyone wants more fresh fluffy snow to fall.

If all the forecasts are correct, things will be changing very quickly and we will all be smiling (whilst having to shovel large amounts of snow... I am looking forward to that). With the snow that is forecast, we can expect lifts and courses that are currently on standby to very quickly open up, literally within a few days.

I will see you tomorrow.

Fingers crossed! :)

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Updated: 8:00am, Thursday 27th 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, Victoria quad and Tilbury triple 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, Roman Holiday and part of Swan courses in the Northern Area are open

Iwappara
- 30cm (official snow depth)

* 5 lifts and 13 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
* Downhill course back to Mitsumata Ropeway not open yet
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 65cm (official snow depth)

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

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 35cm (official snow depth)

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

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 10cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Cosmos lift and Summit Panorama lift are operating
* Lower Nunoba Snow Land is part open but the Nunoba lift is not moving due to snow conditions

Yuzawa Park
- 20cm (official snow depth)

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

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 35cm

* 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
- 70cm (official snow depth)

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is part open
* Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Chuo summit, Kanko Number 3 Express, Kanko Number 4 pair lifts are operating

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: 65cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 10cm (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
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is mostly open
* Number 2 Romance lift closed until Friday for maintenance

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Also currently part open:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Opening as soon as there is enough snow

- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Planning to open on Friday 28th December 2018

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Planning to open on Saturday 29th November 2018

- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Thursday 27th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for updates. The upcoming snow should get everywhere open

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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 27th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
27th December 0cm 54cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
25th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 63cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 180cm 55cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 89cm 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 91cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
89cm
[91cm]
- - - - -
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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