Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th December 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 30th December 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 30th December 2010
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It's good news to start the day here with the most snow we have seen down at town level so far this season. There has probably been around 20cm or so in places and indeed higher up at Kagura they are reporting 20-30cm of freshies.

The snow has stopped and actually it seems like it will turn into a fine day and we'll see the sun.

Maybe light snow overnight tonight and then some healthy snowfall is forecast later on Friday into Saturday. If that comes off, we should see most places opening up and things really getting started round here for the New Year which is a relief!

It's still early in the morning but as far as I can tell at the moment, NASPA Ski Garden and Kandatsu Kogen intend to be open for the first time today. Things will still likely be 'part open' as the snow isn't that deep yet but it is of course good to report that places are able to open up some.

I'll update this report later on this afternoon with the latest situation.

Naeba - most open
Kagura - all open
GALA Yuzawa - central and north areas open
Yuzwa Kogen - part open
Iwappara - part open
NASPA Ski Garden - part open
Ishiuchi Maruyama - part open
Centleisure Maiko - part open
Joetsu Kokusai - part open

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Update later:

It has been a generally fine day in Yuzawa today, just some wispy clouds in the sky and a relatively mild temperature.

That new snowfall from last night has allowed the resorts that were closed to open up - at least in part. Snow is still pretty thin on the ground at resorts around town and some have more open than others but you can be sure that they will be doing all they can to get things moving for the New Year holidays.

The most snow of course is up at Kagura and that area also has by far the biggest skiable area.

Anyway here's where we stand with resort openings around Yuzawa.

Naeba:
Most of Naeba is now open.

Kagura:
All of the Kagura resort is open.

GALA Yuzawa:
Most of the central and north areas of the resort are open (though Gala did actually closed at 1pm today due to winds)

Yuzwa Kogen:
Most of Yuzawa Kogen is now open.

Iwappara:
A large part of Iwappara is open, though the top quad lift was is not yet operating.

NASPA Ski Garden:
2 courses at NASPA are now open.

Kandatsu Kogen:
Only a small part of the resort was open today, but they plan to be operating more on New Years Eve (resort reporting 90% open).

Ishiuchi Maruyama, Centleisure and Joetsu Kokusai and Muikamachi Hakkaisan just to the north are also now all part open.

In fact the only resorts that are yet to open at all are the small Ishiuchi Hanaoka and
Mt Granview.

Official snow depths @ 30th December 2010 (to be updated on 30th PM)

Naeba:
55cm

Kagura:
150cm

Tashiro:
130cm

Gala Yuzawa:
100cm

Yuzawa Kogen:
45cm

Yuzawa Park:
45cm

Kandatsu Kogen:
80cm

Iwappara:
50cm

NASPA Ski Garden:
50cm

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We might see some sprinklings of snow higher up tonight but it's looking likely that tomorrow will bring sun.

Next snow due Friday into Saturday.

The Yuzawa Now report for tomorrow will be posted late afternoon.

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 30th December 2010
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts will be at least part open from today. See latest report for the latest.

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