Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Thursday 11th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloud
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not raining yet but due (snow high up?)
wind condition
Light NW
Decent
This report
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:13am
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Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:04am 25cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 8:22am 80cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 7:40am 15cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 120cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

So from today all of the Kagura areas are open and connected. Still not massively deep, but another couple of snow storms will see to that. Remember the top Romance 5 lift at Kagura plans to open this season on 1st January, with the Tashiro Number 2 high speed planning to get moving on Saturday 20th.

So, we have Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai on standby and Naeba and Maiko Snow Resort plan to open from Saturday as well.

Both Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai were yesterday saying that they were looking at possibly opening on Friday, but I'm waiting for an update on that.

Naeba will be at least part open and Maiko Snow Resort have said that the top Okusoeji ares will be open with the Gondola and two Okusoeji lifts operating.

So much to check!

OK onto the weather. Fine day yesterday with more cloud than expected maybe and it didn't warm up that much at all. This morning lots of cloud and a bit of blue sky but with a very mild temperature of 5 degrees. Rain is likely from this morning certainly in town but hoping it might be snow higher up at Kagura.

We still have that heavy snow due over the weekend though which looks set to replace melted snow and add more on top.

Still, lots of snow around on the ground any by the side of the roads. I reckon we'll stay white now until spring.

I will of course update you with the latest in my report tomorrow morning.

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura (Mitsumata)
Kagura (Tashiro)

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

As soon as possible:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 13th December:
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Thursday 11th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is mostly open now. Other resorts to follow soon. See report.

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