Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 17th December 2015
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Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 17th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

I am posting the report this morning from just to the north of central Yuzawa, near the Ishiuchi Maruyama resort.

It is raining (trying to be sleet) here right now but I am hearing that wet snow is falling in certain parts of Yuzawa right now... at the time of writing it depends on where you are. And I can see that snow has definitely fallen on upper areas overnight - it looks like there is maybe a few cm of snow at the top of the Ishiuchi Maruyama resort and a thin covering on the lower slopes of Naeba as well.

Kagura are reporting 5cm of fresh snow.

Snowfall is forecast for the day. Temperatures are going to be all-important. This morning a high of around 4C but it should get colder this afternoon so perhaps from this afternoon we'll start seeing some proper snowfall down here.

For the moment the forecast is for snow to continue into tomorrow morning but perhaps there might be some sun during the day tomorrow, followed by a return to snow clouds into Saturday.

I dare not even try to predict what we might get. Local opinion for what we can expect over the next few days ranges from 'not very much at all' to 'maybe a fairly decent amount'. Though no-one seems to be realistically expecting huge dumpage. It could just do with generally getting that bit colder...

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GALA Yuzawa are going to be opening from Saturday - if there's not enough snow on the courses, the (plastic) 'snow mat' area only will be open.

Other resorts that plan to open are going to go into standby mode and open just as soon as there is enough snow.

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Please note that some of the Now reports on SnowJapan might be delayed tomorrow (Friday).

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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, Kagura Number 1 high speed quad and Kagura Number 1 romance lift (on Saturdays and holidays during this period). All but the latter two are used to get to the snow.
The Kagura Gondola needs to be taken to return back to the Mitsumata area.

Naeba
A few lower area courses open with artificial snow.

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
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen

Thursday 24th December:
chateau-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 8:10am on Thursday 17th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at Naeba and Kagura for now. Generally waiting for snow.

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14th December 0cm 60cm 5cm
13th December 0cm 15cm 1cm
12th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
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Previous 7 days total 0cm 205cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 325cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total - 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 1303cm 833cm
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2013/2014 season 0cm
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131cm
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297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
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5cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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217cm
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238cm
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