Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Saturday 12th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky + cloud
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not raining or snowing
wind condition
Light southerly
Very good
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Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Saturday 12th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The weather yesterday was just plain nasty.

A few breaks now and then but generally rain, sometimes very heavy rain (it was really coming down) and sometimes some blustery winds as well.

One thing I can say though is that it didn't feel quite as warm as the forecast was threatening yesterday.

And the good news out of it all is that higher up at Kagura, they are this morning reporting 10-15cm of fresh snowfall, though snowfall doesn't seem to have reached the base of Naeba... which is opening this morning). Probably just up top, but better than nothing.

This morning things are much calmer. The sun is out, it's a fine morning. There is still some cloud around but especially over Minamiuonuma just to the north of Yuzawa there are lots of clear blue skies. Temperatures are today forecast to rise to around 10 degrees in town.

Over the next few days we are expecting a mix of sun, cloud and maybe a bit more rain.

Things are starting to look fairly promising from mid-week onwards with temperatures looking likely to drop and....a decent chance of snowfall! Yes, that's what we want. Keep an eye on the forecast and of course my daily updates here. Hopefully things will look quite different this time next week.

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Naeba is opening this morning. The snow is going to be 'all artificial' just to be clear. They will have their Number 4 Romance lift and Number 5 high speed lift open from 8:30am.

Kagura of course remains part open via the Mitsumata Ropeway.

The Tashiro area of Kagura planned to open from today, but due to the lack of snow they have delayed that opening.

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

Currently part open:
Kagura
The main Kagura course - 1500m in length, real snow (and artificial) - is open.
The Mitsumata (snow-mat) area is currently being used as a connection to get to the open Kagura area.
Operating lifts are Mitsumata Ropeway, Mitsumata Number 1 lift, Mitsumata Number 3 lift, Kagura Gondola and the Kagura Number 1 high speed quad.
The Kagura Gondola needs to be taken to return back to the Mitsumata area.

Naeba

On standby to open as soon as there is enough snow:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Kagura (Tashiro)
Maiko Snow Resort

Friday 18th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 19th December:
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen

Thursday 24th December:
Chateaux Shiozawa

Friday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 26th December:
Itsukamachi
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Saturday 12th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Kagura (via Mitsumata) and part of Naeba (artificial snow) are now open

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