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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly blue sky now after cloudier start
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:20am
2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am 12cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:33am 2cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 8:35am 32cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:28am 14cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 7:40am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 87cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 87cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 89cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Just a slight bit of snow overnight (after some rain, so rather wet), with Kagura reporting 3cm of fresh snowfall and Maiko reporting 10cm (presumably higher up).

And as the morning has progressed, the clouds have been clearing and right now there is a lot of blue sky and sunshine over Yuzawa. A high of around 6C is expected.

It's a lovely morning. As much as we would prefer the snow clouds to be over us and delivering!

We are still looking at warmer conditions late week into the weekend and really hoping to avoid rain and get snow instead. (Obviously). We can just hope temps remain on the lower side of the forecasts.

Thanks to that blast of winter last week, it's feeling like we are not quite there yet once again. Ski resorts that planned to be open by now are mostly part open, though - apart from Kagura - it is limited openings as we wait for more snow to get things deep.

NASPA Ski Garden and Ishiuchi Maruyama (with the unveiling of their impressive new gear) plan to open from Friday.

The photos today are from GALA Yuzawa, Yuzawa Kogen and NASPA Ski Garden.

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Updated: 8:30am, Wednesday 19th 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
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* GALA Yuzawa is part open
* The Chuo (Central) Area of GALA Yuzawa is open
* The Gondola, Coach pair, Barouch quad, Sociable quad and Phaeton pair lifts are operating
* The Melody, Entertainment, Gigi and Grenoble courses are open
* The ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’ is open

Iwappara

* Iwappara is not yet open
* They will open as soon as there is enough snow

Kagura
- Kagura area: 130cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 90cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 110cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 85cm (official snow depth)

* Kandatsu Kogen is part open
* The Tozawa base pair and Ikenodaira quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* Naeba is part open
* The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Number 4 pair lift, Number 5 high speed lift and Takenokodaira pair lifts are operating
* You can ride back down to base from the upper Takenokodaira area

NASPA Ski Garden

* NASPA Ski Garden is not open yet
* NASPA will be open from Friday 21st December

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 30cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lift and Nunoba Family lift are operating

Yuzawa Park
- 38cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 7 lift is operating with the Beginners course open

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 50cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
* The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts are operating
* The Joyful course, Number 3 Romance course and Panorama course are open

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is not open yet
* It will be open from Friday 21st December

Joetsu Kokusai
- 40cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* The Nagamine quad, Panorama quad and two Panorama area pair lifts are operating
* Three Panorama courses and the Panorama forest course are open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 60cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 25cm (official snow depth)

* Maiko Snow Resort is part open (the Gondola side)
* The Gondola itself is not operating
* The two Nagamine quads as well as the top Okusoeji quad lift are operating
* Most of the top Okusoeji area courses are open and you can ski back down to base

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is not open yet
* It plans to open from Friday 21st December

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Other planned opening dates for ski hills in the region

Saturday 22nd December 2018

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Sunday 23rd December 2018

- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Friday 28th December 2018

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Saturday 29th November 2018

- Mt Granview

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details on what is open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 19th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
19th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 12cm 34cm 1cm
17th December 0cm 19cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
15th December 32cm 2cm 24cm
14th December 14cm 54cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 113cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 87cm 129cm 104cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 87cm 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 89cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
87cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
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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