Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 28th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing!
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Saturday 28th December 2019, 8:05am
12cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 25cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 37cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 28th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Updated at 10:30am; again at 12:30pm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Hope you saw the update I made yesterday afternoon - if you didn't, do go back and check.

Information is not complete yet this morning, so I'll post an initial report now and update it later on when more information is available.

So, what's the deal this morning?

I am very happy to report we have snow on the ground and it is still snowing. Perhaps not as much as we hoped for (I suppose that was never really going to happen was it... we want 2m!).

Around 10cm or so on the ground around town base areas and 20+cm seem to be being reported by ski resorts. The Tashiro Area of the Kagura resort is reporting 40cm of fresh snowfall.

GALA Yuzawa is reporting 20cm of fresh snowfall at the top Gondola station and from today has 4 courses open in the Chuo Area and might also open part of the Northern Area.

Kandatsu Snow Resort and Yuzawa Kogen are part open sometime this morning.

Yuzawa Nakazato is also part open from this morning.

Maiko Snow Resort and Iwappara have announced that there's not enough to open today, but don't rule out opening tomorrow if there is snowfall during the day today.

Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall at base areas and 20-25cm on upper areas but not enough to open.

The Kids Garden at NASPA Ski Garden is open, but the ski lifts aren't moving yet. But it does appear that NASPA Ski Garden will be part open from tomorrow (Sunday). They plan to have two lifts operating and two courses open.

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Snow is still falling as of 10:15am and due to ease off by the end of the day. (Snowfall and weather conditions noted above remain as they were for my original report).

As I mentioned before the ski resorts will get their lifts moving and courses open as quickly as they can so there may be changes even within today.

I'll do another full scan and update information in the report tomorrow morning.

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Currently at least part open:

GALA Yuzawa

- GALA Yuzawa is now open for skiing and snowboarding
- The Gondola is operating
- Phaeton pair, Sociable quad and Barouche quad lifts are operating
- 4 courses in the Central Area are opening from this morning
- Part of the Northern Area may also open, depending on conditions

Kagura

- The Kagura resort is mostly open
- Both the Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases ropeways are operating

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- Part open from this morning
- A and C lifts plan to be operating

Naeba

- Part open
- You can now ride down from top to base (from 10:00am today)
- Details on Naeba Now report here

Yuzawa Kogen

- Park open
- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lifts also operating

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Part open
- Number 2 and 3 Romance pair lifts operating
- Joyful course and Number 3 romance course open

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Photos (below) from around 8:00am on Saturday 28th December 2019:

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

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

As soon as there is enough snow
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Itsukamachi
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Maiko Snow Resort
- Mt Granview
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Yuzawa Park

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Saturday 28th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above - further update coming later today

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 28th December 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th December 2019
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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  2019/2020
*as of Saturday 28th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
28th December 12cm 47cm 42cm
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
Previous 7 days total 14cm 49cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 97cm 168cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 25cm 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 37cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
25cm
[37cm]
- - - - -
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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