Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 20th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky and cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 8:49am
0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 8:55am 1cm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 8:44am 20cm
Friday 16th December 2016, 8:44am 8cm
Thursday 15th December 2016, 7:56am 24cm
Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 104cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 106cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 20th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday did clear up - the morning clouds made way for much clearer skies later in the afternoon. There were some beautiful views to be had of the surrounding mountains from up at GALA Yuzawa yesterday lunchtime... and it wasn't busy either.

This morning has started mild with a mix of cloud and blue sky over Yuzawa and the sun shining through the window now. It's not forecast to be as clear as yesterday though around the same temperature in the afternoon, around 9C in town. The sun appears to have the upper hand over the cloud at the moment though so perhaps it will clear up like yesterday...

Tomorrow more sunshine is forecast along with the continued milder conditions. Thursday is still looking likely to be the warmest day of the week and the rain is still forecast. But so is the return to cold and fresh snow as we enter the weekend so let's look forward to that.

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Resort-specific info as of Tuesday 20th December 2016

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open. The Central and North areas are open:
Central Area - Melody, Edelweiss, Entertainment, Gigi, Grenoble courses and the sledging area.
North Area - Broadway and Swan courses.
7 courses open in total.
Official snow depth: 120cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open.
The Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts as well as the Chuo and Summit quad lifts are operating.
11 courses open in total.
Opening of nighta has been delayed until there is more snow.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is part open with 9 lifts operating and 9 courses open.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are open. The top Kagura Number 5 pair lift and course will open from 1st January 2017.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 150cm
Mitsumata - 110cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open with three lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 65cm

Naeba
The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Takenokodaira pair, Number 4 and 5 high speed lifts, Number 3 and Number 4 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 70cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The Gondola and Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating as well as the Maiko Center quad lift (on the Maiko side). 9 courses open in total.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 90cm
Base - 20cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkaisan is now open.
The Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 80cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is part open.
The Ropeway, Cosmos pair lift, Summit pair lift and Nunoba pair lift are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 90cm
Base - 30cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open.
The Number 1 and Number 7 lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 40cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open.
The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2 and Number 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Other nearby resorts now at least part open:

Ludens Yuzawa
Muica Snow Resort
Nakazato Snow Wood

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

Wednesday 21st December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Thursday 22nd December:
NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 23rd December:
Chateau Shiozawa
Ipponsugi
Itsukamachi

Saturday 24th December:
Hakkai Sanroku
Mt Granview

Wednesday 28th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily from 23rd December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily from 28th December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in December, January and February and also on 23rd December and from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 29th December until 3rd January, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Tuesday 20th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Details of what is open in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma area shown above.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 20th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 20th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 4cm 50cm
18th December 1cm 15cm 85cm
17th December 20cm 0cm 20cm
16th December 8cm 0cm 10cm
15th December 24cm 0cm 100cm
14th December 0cm 0cm 60cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 19cm 325cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 19cm 445cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 104cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 106cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 20th December 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
104cm
[106cm]
- - - - -
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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