Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 19th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 19th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing at 2pm
wind condition
Slight westerly
OK
This report
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:01am
4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 8:38am 15cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 8:10am 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 7:49am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 7:59am 0cm
Monday 14th December 2015, 7:58am 0cm
Sunday 13th December 2015, 8:52am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 19cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 19cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 19cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 19th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

2:30pm news update:

Maiko Snow Resort have announced that they will be opening from tomorrow. The Gondola and Okusoeji lifts will be operating (starting at 8:30am) with 6 of the upper Okusoeji area planned to be open. Lower courses are not open and so the Gondola is needed to get back down.

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Original morning report:

Good morning from Yuzawa where we have had some more snow overnight. Not a huge amount, but we'll very happily take it!

Kagura are reporting 10-15cm of snow, I am reporting 4-5cm of snow down here in town.

Light snow expected for the morning and maybe clearing to just cloud later on. Tomorrow the forecast is for clearer and sunny skies and slightly warmer. After today the next decent snow we can probably expect is just before Christmas.

Anyway let's get down to the details! There's a few resort areas opening for the first time this season from this morning and basically most of the other resorts are now 'on standby' to open as soon as there is enough snow.

Below is what we can confirm this morning and we'll do our best to keep this updated for you every morning.

Resort operations in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma (Saturday 19th December 2015, 9am)

Kagura
From today a large part of Kagura Mitsumata is now open with natural snow - basically most areas up to and including the main Kagura runs are skiable.
A decent part of Kagura Tashiro is also now open from this morning - up to the Tashiro Number 1 high speed lift.
Note that the connecting courses between the main Kagura area and the Tashiro areas are not yet open.

Naeba
Lower Number 4 and 5 courses are open with the help of artificial snow, and from today the upper Takenokodaira course opens (natural snow).

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is open from this morning - the Melody and Entertainment courses in the main Central Area are open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Muimamachi Hakkaisan has also opened today - the Technical course and Rakuraku A courses open with just two pair lifts operating (one to get to the open area). The Gondola is not open yet.

On standby to open as soon as there is enough snow to open:
Ipponsugi
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Kagura (Tashiro)
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Maiko Snow Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Nakazato Snow Wood
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Kogen

Planning to open on Thursday 24th December:
Chateau Shiozawa

Planning to open on Friday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Planning to open on Saturday 26th December:
Itsukamachi
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 19th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at a few resorts still - please see the main report for more details

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16th December 0cm 10cm 30cm
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[19cm]
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2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
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[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
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