Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 29th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 29th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate NW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 29th December 2018, 8:58am
50cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 99cm
Last 14 reports (total): 115cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 186cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 188cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Saturday 29th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

What a few days it has been.

After the report yesterday we cleared our measuring area and by 5pm there was another 17cm on there. The snow eased off for a while some serious snow shovelling was enjoyed. The measuring spot was cleared again and this morning there is a further 33cm on there. So I make that a very pleasing total of 50cm snowfall since yesterday.

'The resorts that report' are not quite reporting so much as that - perhaps to not frighten people. (Actually, there's some evidence that such thinking actually exists, believe it or not). Kagura and Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 30cm; Maiko are reporting 40cm.

They're all impressive numbers though.

The quick transformation that I was wishing for up until a few days ago has happened with most resorts now at least part open, many of them mostly open and some of them fully open. We have tried to keep the resort-specific information below up to date and correct!

And there are now some very nice snow conditions to enjoy.

Wind is affecting Kagura again - the Tashiro area is closed again this morning and they plan to be open up until the Kaguran Number 1 romance (pair) lift - if conditions ease off they might get the quad moving.

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The forecast still has snow continuing over the coming week with perhaps a break in the clouds early week. So it is going to continue building up.

Nice. :)

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Updated: 9:00am, Saturday 29th 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
- 150cm (official snow depth)

* The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open
* All lifts apart from Chariot, Landau Ropeway (to Yuzawa Kogen) and Waggonette are now normally operating
* All of the Central Area is open including the ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’
* The Broadway, Swan and Roman Holiday courses in the Northern Area are open

Iwappara
- 120cm (official snow depth)

* All areas now open
* 9 lifts and 20 courses

Kagura
- Kagura area: 190cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 150cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 170cm (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
- 105cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now normally operating

Naeba
- 60cm (base)

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

NASPA Ski Garden
- 140cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now (normally) open

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 100cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 60cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now (normally) open

Yuzawa Park
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 lifts are operating

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 70cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is now mostly open

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 140cm (official snow depth)

* All three of the base areas are now open and all lifts are scheduled to open today

Joetsu Kokusai
- 140cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is now mostly open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 150cm (official snow depth) Not updated
- Base: 80cm (official snow depth)

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

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 150cm (official snow depth)

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is mostly open

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most ski hills are not at least part open with some now fully open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 29th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 29th December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 29th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 29th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
29th December 50cm 15cm 1cm
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
Previous 7 days total 99cm 120cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 115cm 181cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 186cm 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 188cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 29th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
186cm
[188cm]
- - - - -
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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