Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:46am on Friday 12th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow for the moment
wind condition
Light northerly
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This report
Friday 12th December 2014, 7:46am
0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:13am 0cm
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
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 7:46am on Friday 12th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The rain eased off at times yesterday but for lots of the time it was falling heavily from the skies unfortunately. End result is that after all that snow at the weekend, a fair bit of it has gone but like I think I said yesterday there is still a fair bit of snow around on the ground around town.

This morning wet snow is falling in Yuzawa and Kagura are actually reporting 10cm of fresh snow up on their slopes. For the day today, snow on and off - perhaps sleet at times - all a bit wet, but the snow that we have been looking forward to over the weekend still seems set to hit. Starting later on today and potentially heavy snowfall through tomorrow and into Sunday. So I'll look forward to those reports.

Resort news! Two resorts opening for the first time today.

Iwappara are opening from this morning - just the central area Number 2 and 3 pair lifts for the moment, with the West Side Course and the Romance Course open meaning 1300m of skiable course.

Iwappara's partner Joetsu Kokusai to the north in Minamiuonuma (about 20 minutes drive away) is also opening today. They will have 4 lifts operating - the Nagamine Quad, Panorama Quad, Panorama Number 2 and 3 Romance lifts. Courses open will be Nagamine Number 1, Mina Number 1, Panorama 3, Panorama forest courses.

Tomorrow Naeba and Maiko Snow Resort plan to open for the season as well.

Naeba will have a fairl large area open, and downhill from the Number 2 Gondola will be possible as well as part of the left side lower slopes of the resort.

Maiko plans to open the top Okusoeji area, accessed via the Gondola.

A large delivery of snow would certainly help things along!

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura (Mitsumata)
Kagura (Tashiro)
Iwappara (part open)
Joetsu Kokusai (part open)

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

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 7:46am on Friday 12th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura mostly open - see report for more details

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*as of Friday 12th December 2014
2013/2014
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2012/2013
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12th December 0cm 10cm 10cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 45cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 25cm 10cm 0cm
7th December 80cm 0cm 0cm
6th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 120cm 20cm 85cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 20cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 120cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 120cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
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120cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
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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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