Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th December 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:42am on Friday 27th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain > turned to snow mid afternoon
wind condition
Light-moderate NNW
visibility condition
Varied
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Friday 27th December 2019, 7:42am
0cm
Thursday 26th December 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Wednesday 25th December 2019, 7:35am 0cm
Tuesday 24th December 2019, 8:52am 2cm
Monday 23rd December 2019, 8:33am 0cm
Sunday 22nd December 2019, 8:04am 0cm
Saturday 21st December 2019, 8:06am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 13cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 25cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:42am on Friday 27th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

3:30pm update

At last, the rain has turned to snow down to town level and we are all highly expectant as to what snowfall we can managed to get by tomorrow morning.

The Niigata local forecast is telling us that we can expect around 25cm of snowfall between now and 9am tomorrow morning.

Ski courses need a certain depth of snow to get open - and there's all sorts of preparations and the like (even though ski resorts are as prepared as possible at this stage). That said, all being well, there may well be some ski resorts opening tomorrow morning.

As far as I can tell as of 3:30pm today, Maiko Snow Resort are saying that they do plan on opening tomorrow morning -- but it is a case of wait and see until early morning to see exactly what the situation is and how much snow has fallen overnight tonight.

I guess that will apply for the other ski resorts. They all obviously now want to be as open as quickly as is possible.

So.... wait and see. And hope. And pray. And do snow dances and stuff. Anything you can think of.

There will probably be lots of information to check and report on tomorrow morning, so apologies if the report appears later than usual.

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Original early morning report:

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I decided to go with an early report to share the news that GALA Yuzawa will not be open today - wind being the culprit. There's not too much wind here in town right now but stronger winds are forecast for later on.

Actually it looks like the Tashiro Area of Kagura is also going to be closed today.

It's raining too early morning.

BUT!

We are still due potentially heavy snowfall into tomorrow, which should be starting by lunchtime today. (Apparently snow is falling up on the very top of Kagura; rain in the Mitsumata Area).

Hopefully by tomorrow everything will be looking very different.

In a very good way.

Fingers crossed everyone.

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- GALA Yuzawa is closed today due to forecast strong winds

Kagura

- Normally mostly open but...
- The Tashiro Area is also closed today --- due to wind
- Kagura is open via Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura Number 1 high speed lift

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

Yuzawa Kogen

- The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway has been operating for sightseeing and sledding only, but is closed today due to forecast wind

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Friday 27th 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 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 7:42am on Friday 27th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

GALA Yuzawa and the Tashiro Area of Kagura are closed due to wind. Kagura is part open via Mitsumata Ropeway and 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 Friday 27th December 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 27th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
27th December 0cm 0cm 54cm
26th December 0cm 0cm 9cm
25th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 2cm 63cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 64cm 180cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 13cm 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 25cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 27th 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]
13cm
[25cm]
- - - - -
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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