Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 8th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:30am on Thursday 8th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Sleet > snow higher up
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 8th December 2016, 7:30am
1cm
Wednesday 7th December 2016, 8:44am 1cm
Tuesday 6th December 2016, 8:57am 0cm
Monday 5th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Sunday 4th December 2016, 8:53am 0cm
Saturday 3rd December 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 2cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 4cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa and I can see fresh snow. Just a bit here around town with Kagura reporting up to 20cm of fresh snowfall.

Going back to yesterday - the clouds cleared up leaving us with a beautiful day with lots of blue sky and sunshine too.

It was snowing when I got up early this morning but it's turned into a rather wet sleet at the moment, and it is raining just out of Yuzawa in Minamiuonuma. Currently 3C in town.

The big news of the morning is that Kagura have announced that Tashiro will open as planned on Saturday and that all courses at Kagura will be opening as well. Currently there is apparently 50cm of snow at Tashiro with 15-20cm of that coming overnight. The main Kagura area has had about 20cm and the Mitsumata area about 10cm. Not bad going - they do try to get things open just as quickly as possible. It's still not normal season deep yet of course, but with all of it being open there'll be plenty of choice. And no doubt it will be busy too with other resorts not being able to open yet...

Naeba is also of course set to open on Saturday and they have the artificial snow run at base to rely on, irrespective of how much natural snow there is.

Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai are already on stand-by to open and Maiko Snow Resort will be joining them from Saturday. I think they'll need to be on standby a little longer. Snow looks likely over the weekend though, so fingers-crossed...

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What is planned to be open today at Kagura:

Open courses are:

- Kagura main course
- Technical course
- Giant course
- Gondola course
- Panorama course
- Family course (Mitsumata)

Operating lifts are:

- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 quad lift
- Kagura Number 4 romance pair

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Ski resorts currently open:
Kagura - open courses as noted above, access via Mitsumata Ropeway

Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

As soon as there is enough snow:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 10th December:
Kagura (Tashiro)
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 16th December:
Muica Snow Resort
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 17th December:
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Nakazato Snow Wood
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Nakazato

Wednesday 21st December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Thursday 22nd December:
NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 23rd December:
Chateaux Shiozawa
Ipponsugi
Itsukamachi

Saturday 24th December:
Hakkai Sanroku
Mt Granview

Wednesday 28thy December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:30am on Thursday 8th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is open and plans to be fully open from Saturday.

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 8th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
8th December 1cm 0cm 25cm
7th December 1cm 0cm 80cm
6th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
5th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 0cm 120cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 0cm 120cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 2cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 4cm 424cm 1303cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
2cm
[4cm]
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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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