Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 28th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:30am on Friday 28th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 28th December 2018, 7:30am
47cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 136cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 138cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Friday 28th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

[** Updated at 9:30am ** ]

As I posted earlier on this morning in a quick report - this is much, much, much better!

The snow has arrived. Close on 50cm of fresh snow on the ground and probably more on the mountain.

Kagura are reporting 50cm of fresh.
Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 'more than 50cm'.
Ishiuchi Maruyama are also reporting 40-50cm.

Loads of snow.

And it is still snowing.

It feels like 'Snow Country' again.

With this sudden heavy snowfall there are a few interesting things going on.

The Tashiro area of Kagura is closed this morning due to the weather conditions - Kagura is open up to the Kagura Number 1 lift.

Some other areas are opening up courses, but some that were open are actually closed as the resorts get to grip with all of the new snow - for example, Iwappara early on has the top area closed. But Maiko Snow Resort is pretty much full open now apart from one lift. And access to Ishiuchi Maruyama is now ok from all three base areas.

Expect things to settle down pretty quickly though and I'd expect more to be open tomorrow.

This snowfall is due to continue for at least a few more days so it is going to build up from here.

Brilliant. It's what we have been waiting for and it will really transform conditions.

So just to re-cap. All of the ski hills in the area - Yuzawa town and neighbouring Minamiuonuma - are now at least part open. The only exception now is (the legendary) Mt Granview, which plans to be open from tomorrow morning.

If you are planning on coming to Yuzawa over the next few days, get wrapped up and ready to enjoy these full-on winter conditions. Roads are being cleared but there may be delays and extra care is needed.

Enjoy! :)

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Updated: 9:00am, Friday 28th 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
- 100cm (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
- 70cm (official snow depth)

* 3 lifts and 5 courses in the central to upper area are open

Kagura
- Kagura area: 160cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 120cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 140cm (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
- 85cm (official snow depth)

* The Tozawa base pair, Onaka and Musawa quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 60cm (base)

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

NASPA Ski Garden
- 85cm (official snow depth)

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

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 80cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 50cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* All of the top Kogen area is open
* The lower Nunoba area is now open again

Yuzawa Park
- 70cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts are operating

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 70cm

* 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
- 100cm (official snow depth)

* All three of the base areas are now open

Joetsu Kokusai
- 60cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* 16 lifts are operating
* 17 course are open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 120cm (official snow depth) Not updated
- Base: 50cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts apart from the Maiko Number 1 pair lift now operating

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 100cm (official snow depth)

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

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Friday 28th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

The snow has arrived. Full report coming soon.

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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 28th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
28th December 47cm 42cm 9cm
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
Previous 7 days total 49cm 105cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 168cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 136cm 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 138cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 28th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
136cm
[138cm]
- - - - -
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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