Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:41am on Saturday 24th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Saturday 24th December 2011
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Well, as I write this report, clouds seem to be parting and the sun is shining through! A bit unexpected given most of the reports last night and it just goes to show... that one I mentioned was correct. How long it lasts is a whole different matter of course and all of the reports have heavy snow back with us tonight, so hopefully a lull before the storm.

And actually we did get a decent amount of snow yesterday - especially in the afternoon. Not an epic portion of snow, but I would say a good 20cm or so in places, and more if you count what we had over the day. Kagura is reporting 30-40cm since yesterday. One thing is for sure and that is that the crowds who were expecting storms will be very pleasantly surprised by the weather and be treated to great snow conditions as well.

More of resorts now open and I think it is safe to say that we are close to fully open now, save a few lifts and courses here and there.

I'll post another report tonight with the lastest...

Official resort snow depths @ 24th December 11, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:
Kandatsu Kogen:
NASPA Ski Garden:
Yuzawa Kogen:
Yuzawa Park:
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Ludens Yuzawa:
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Centleisure Maiko:
Joetsu Kokusai:


Evening update

Can't say I was expecting that! It has been a beauty of a day here in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. The sun has been out, blue skies all around and for most of the morning there were hardly any clouds around either. Fantastic views all around to be had and with the snow that arrived yesterday and overnight conditions on the slopes has been excellent.

Clouds did start to form and move in on the area as we got into the afternoon but the sun was still out at 3pm. As things started to get dark there were definitely signs of 'snow clouds on their way'.

Resorts haven't been that busy either, considering it is Christmas Eve and a Saturday as well. Perhaps the forecasts for heavy snow put some people off? Very likely I would imagine. Which is a shame both for the resorts and also for the people who missed out on such a great day out there. Oh well, lesson learned.... we can't always totally rely on the forecasts!

Talking of which, the local Niigata forecast now tells us to expect a maximum of 30cm of fresh snow to fall between now and tomorrow morning at 9am. As I mentioned it did cloud over this afternoon and fingers crossed this is the beginning of that heavy snow we were promised. It should be snow from tonight through into Tuesday.

I'll bring you the news tomorrow morning.

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Saturday 24th December 2011
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Most resorts are now mostly open. See report.

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