Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast, cloud, sun trying to shine through
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
2m/s southerly
Generally good
This report
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 8:45am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 7:54am 0cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 7:58am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 7:55am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:01am 4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 8:38am 15cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 8:10am 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 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It's a mostly cloudy morning here, and dry too. Overnight temperatures dropped to just under zero but today it highs of around 9C expected.

Yesterday we had to put up with rain again unfortunately. Perhaps once this snow starts falling at the end of the week, there's just be no rain left until sometime around May. That would be good!

The forecast remains the talk of the town of course, and it's still giving us snow at the end of the week. It might start off as rain in town on Friday but should be snowing by the end of the day. And, fingers crossed, a decent amount of snow on Saturday and Sunday when it should be getting winter-like cold again.

Sadly the Joetsu Kokusai resort - which had been part open for a number of days - will be closed today. The rain of yesterday put a stop to that. Which means that the limited skiing choices for right now are as noted below... Kagura, Naeba and GALA Yuzawa.

Kagura is offering by far the biggest (widest) open area. In fact, from today the skiable connection between Kagura and Tashiro is open which means that basically the majority of the 'Kagura' resort is now open. That's a big area.

Hopefully in a matter of days, there will be much more choice available to us all.

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Resorts that are now at least part open (Wednesday 23rd December 2015) - subject to change:

Kagura
Most of Kagura is now open.
Both Ropeways (Mitsumata and Tashiro) are open and you can ski or snowboard from one to the other.
The only areas now closed at Kagura seem to be the very top pair lift, one of the main Mitsumata slopes and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.

Naeba
Lower Number 4 and 5 courses are open (with the help of artificial snow) and the upper Takenokodaira course is open (100% natural snow).

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open - the Melody and part of the Entertainment courses in the main Central Area are open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Technical course and Rakuraku A courses open with just two pair lifts operating (one to get to the open area).

Resorts on standby to open as soon as there is enough snow to open:

Ipponsugi
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Iwappara
Kagura (Tashiro)
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
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 8:45am on Wednesday 23rd December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at a few resorts as we wait for more snowfall

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 23rd December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
23rd December 0cm 20cm 3cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 15cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 4cm 50cm 0cm
18th December 15cm 85cm 0cm
17th December 0cm 20cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 175cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 19cm 360cm 84cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 19cm 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 19cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
19cm
[19cm]
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[19cm]
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[19cm]
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[19cm]
-
[19cm]
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[19cm]
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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