Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 30th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Sunday 30th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow just at the moment
wind condition
Light to moderate NNW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 30th December 2018, 7:57am
39cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 138cm
Last 14 reports (total): 152cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 225cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 227cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Sunday 30th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning.

First of all, some news that I am guessing will be of interest to lots of you. If you are going to be visiting Yuzawa or Minamiuonuma and interested in receiving a free ski lift ticket, check out the Prize Draw that we have going on the site:

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Good luck everyone!

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The snow has continued falling - pretty much consistently since my last report.

By 5pm yesterday, I was wiping off 14cm of snow... and there is another 25cm of it this morning. So that's 39cm of fresh snowfall that I have measured since yesterday morning and my friend in a different location is reporting similar.

After waiting for the proper snow to arrive - we will have got close to 1.5m of it fall over a period of just three days. What a way to end the year!

And - it's still snowing, though perhaps easing off a bit during the day today.

In ski resort news, Kagura is only part open again this morning - the Tashiro area closed and only part of the main Kagura area. Kagura and Maiko Snow Resort are both reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall; Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 30-35cm.

Most ski resorts are now close to being fully open and there is certainly more than enough snow to enjoy great conditions now. Visibility is poor and it's cold -- come prepared and take care!

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Updated: 8:00am, Sunday 30th 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
- 200cm (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
- 150cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now open

Kagura
- Kagura area: 220cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 180cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 200cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* Downhill course back to Mitsumata Ropeway is now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 140cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now normally operating

Naeba

* 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: 150cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 100cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now (normally) open

Yuzawa Park
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* The Number 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 lifts are operating

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 125cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is now mostly open

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 170cm (official snow depth)

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

Joetsu Kokusai
- 180cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is now mostly open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 180cm (official snow depth) Not updated
- Base: 100cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now operating with most courses open

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 170cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts are open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 30th December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th 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 Sunday 30th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
30th December 39cm 19cm 26cm
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
Previous 7 days total 138cm 139cm 38cm
Previous 14 days total 152cm 200cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 225cm 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 227cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
225cm
[227cm]
- - - - -
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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