Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 29th December 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 29th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Sunday 29th December 2019, 7:45am
2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 27cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 39cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 29th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Updated at 10:30am

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The snow clouds have moved on for the time being, leaving us with just a few more cm from yesterday (even though it was snowing for large parts of the day). No fresh snowfall since then overnight as far as I can tell.

This morning we have clear skies above the region. It is a beautiful morning. The mountains and valleys just look amazing with a fresh coating of snow, don't they...

I didn't get to enjoy the snow yesterday myself, but hearing some good reports from Tashiro and Kagura; they were reporting 40cm of fresh up at Tashiro with around 20cm down to Mitsumata.

Today marks the beginning of the season for NASPA Ski Garden, Iwappara, Joetsu Kokusai and Maiko Snow Resort - all of which are going to be part open from this morning.

It doesn't look like Ishiuchi Maruyama are going to be able to open just yet.

The snowfall through yesterday brought with it something of a collective sigh of relief, but we still need much more and we have yet to see one of our full-on impressive snow storms. Forecasts for the coming week are still looking good with more snow on the way from Tuesday onwards, so fingers crossed we will get a decent amount from that lot so everywhere can fully open.

For the moment, most of the Kagura resort is of course open, and operations at the other ski resorts that are open is limited - more so at some than others.

But anyway it's a beautiful morning and with the fresh snow from yesterday, let's enjoy what we got!

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- Part open
- The Gondola is operating
- Phaeton pair, Coach pair Sociable quad, Barouche quad, Victoria quad lifts are operating
- Most of the Central Area (Melody, Entertainment, Gigi, Grenoble courses) and part of the Northern Area (Swan, Broadway; Roman Holiday course being prepared) is open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)

Joetsu Kokusai

- Part open
- Part of the Panorama area

Kagura

- Mostly open
- Both the Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases ropeways are operating
- The lift/course connection between Tashiro Area and Kagura Area is available
- The Dragondola from Naeba is operating

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- Part open
- A and C lifts plan to be operating

Maiko Snow Resort

- Part open
- Maiko Gondola, Okusoechi quad, Okusoechi pair lifts operating
- 6 upper courses open

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Part open
- Ropeway and Number 3 lifts operating
- Part of upper area open

Naeba

- Part open
- You can now ride down from top to base
- Dragondola now operating
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- Part open
- Number 3, 4 and 5 lifts operating
- F, G and H courses open

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
- Maiko Snow Resort

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Other resorts

As soon as there is enough snow - still checking
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview
- Muica Snow Resort
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- Yuzawa Park

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 29th December 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More ski resorts opening from this morning. Please see above for details.

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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 29th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
29th December 2cm 50cm 15cm
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
Previous 7 days total 16cm 99cm 120cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 115cm 181cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 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 39cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 29th 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]
27cm
[39cm]
- - - - -
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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