Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 28th December 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 28th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies and sun, just a bit of cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None for now, more expected later
wind condition
Slight
Excellent
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This report
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:26am
28cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 7:45am 10cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:02am 4cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 8:03am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 7:54am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 61cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 61cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 28th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday was the first really proper winter-like day of the season. Good snowfall, cold temperatures, something of a wind. It felt good shovelling the snow!

There has been no new snowfall overnight here in town which is a bit of a surprise, but during the day yesterday since my morning report there was nearly 30cm of snow fall. And nice and light snow too. Expect more than that amount up on the mountains of course.

This morning we are being treated to lots of blue skies and sunshine over the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma areas. There is lots of cloud to the north, but our valleys are having a beautiful morning. It is cold too with lots of frosty and icy conditions outside. Again, that makes it all feel like proper winter which is great. It shouldn't warm up too much during the day today and then later on clouds are again expected to bring more snow. Snow is forecast for the day tomorrow as well, so let's hope we can build on the base that we now have.

Most of the resorts in the area are going to be open from today. There's still a few that we can't confirm at the time of writing but generally it's a case of resorts being mostly at least part open. Some more than others. Details for each resort have been updated below.

If we get more snow tonight and into tomorrow, hopefully it won't be long before everywhere is just "OPEN". Won't that be good?!

In the meantime it should be a very fine morning out there. Nice weather and fresh snow.

Remember, the snow is by no means particularly deep yet, so take care... there's probably going to be things sticking up out of the snow in places.

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Resort operations (Monday 28th December 2015) - subject to change:

Kagura
Almost all of the courses and lifts at Kagura are now open.
The only areas not open yet are the top pair lift and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.
The top pair lift (Kagura Number 5 Romance lift) plans to be open this season from 1st January.
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is not yet open.

Naeba
More of Naeba is now open. The Number 2, 3, 4 and 5 Courses as well as the Number 4 high speed course, Takenokodaira, Daishamen and Downhill Courses are open.
From today the Number 3 high speed lift and Prince Number 1 Gondola will also be operating.

GALA Yuzawa
8 courses are now open at GALA Yuzawa. The Chuo area is open and part of the North Area of the resort.

Ipponsugi
Ipponsugi plans to be open from this morning.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
A decent area of Ishiuchi Maruyama is open from this morning.

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open with the Number 2 and 3 pair lifts and also the Chuo quad lift operating.

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is part open with a number of lifts operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is part open with four lifts (Tozawa, Onaka, Ikenodaira and Shiraitayama) operating.

Itsukamachi
Itsukamachi plans to be part open from this morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is part open. Most of the top Okusoeji area is open and also the Paradise course of the Maiko area is now open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
More of Hakkai-san is open from today with the Ropeway, Number 1 and Number 3 lifts operating.

Muikamachi Ski Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort is open from this morning with the Number 2 pair lift operating.

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden will be part open this morning with the Number 3 and 4 lifts operating.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open from this morning with the Ropeway, Cosmos pair lift, top Panorama lift and Nunoba family lift operating.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open from today with the Number 2 Romance lift, Number 3 Romance lift and Number 2 lifts operating.

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open from today with the Number 7 lift operating.

All other resorts will also be open as soon as possible:
Openings for these areas unconfirmed at the time of writing

Chateau Shiozawa
Hakkaisanroku
Ludens Yuzawa
Mt Granview
Nakazato Snow Wood

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 28th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts are now at least part open. Details in the report

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 28th December 2015
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 28th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
28th December 28cm 0cm 10cm
27th December 10cm 25cm 2cm
26th December 4cm 35cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 15cm 15cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 3cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 97cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 362cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 61cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total - 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 61cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 28th December 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
61cm
[61cm]
-
[61cm]
-
[61cm]
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[61cm]
-
[61cm]
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[61cm]
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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