Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 15th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, partly cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None this morning
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Very good indeed
This report
Friday 15th December 2017, 7:27am
2cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 7:33am 54cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7:20am 4cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 7:36am 6cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 7:18am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:54am 0cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 7:55am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 76cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 15th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

After that bumper haul of fresh snow on the ground yesterday, we had a little more snow one and off but it didn't amount to much. At times the clouds were clearing and the sun appearing so we got to see the mountains in all their glory.

This morning there's some clearer skies over Yuzawa with some cloud. More cloud to the north in Minamiuonuma but we are expecting fair weather today.

That heavy snow has done wonders and it looks like things are really going to get started around town this weekend... starting today actually!

This morning Yuzawa Park will be part open and so will Maiko Snow Resort and Muica Snow Resort just to the north of Yuzawa in Minamiuonuma. Other resorts will be opening on Saturday morning including GALA Yuzawa, Kandatsu Kogen, Yuzawa Kogen,Yuzawa Nakazato and Joetsu Kokusai in Minamiuonuma.

I'm not hearing any confirmed news about Iwappara - will try to update that later today when things are clearer.

It's really great to see the ski resorts around town be able to open as scheduled - well, I know Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai didn't quite meet their original plans, but they always set very ambitious target opening dates.

Now what we want is lots of regular snowfall to get the base building and everywhere to get open quickly. It is still looking like the next snow is due Saturday night and Sunday.

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Currently open in Yuzawa (official snow depths where available):

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open
- Kagura area: 150cm
- Mitsumata area: 90cm
- Tashiro area: 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is open from this morning!
The Gondola and two Okusoeji lifts are operating with six courses in that top area available.
- Top: 95cm

Muica Snow Resort
Muica Snow Resort are also opening from this morning, reporting over 1m of snow. No word on lift/course details.

Naeba
Part of the upper and lower areas (not connected) of Naeba are open
- Base: 60cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park plans to have the Number 7 lift operating on this first day of the season, with the Number 1 pair lift also operating from Saturday.

Iwappara
Currently unconfirmed

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Other planned opening dates for ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

Saturday 16th December 2017

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai have announced that they will be opening from Saturday.
The area in front of the main base hotel plans to be open.

GALA Yuzawa
Kandatsu Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Nakazato

Thursday 21st December 2017
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Friday 22nd December 2017
NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ipponsugi
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

Archive report: Posted at 7:27am on Friday 15th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More resorts opening today, and more tomorrow too. See above for latest available details.

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 15th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
15th December 2cm 24cm 0cm
14th December 54cm 0cm 0cm
13th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 6cm 15cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 26cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
9th December 6cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 72cm 73cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 75cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 76cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 90cm 954cm 424cm
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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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
76cm
[90cm]
- - - - -
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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