Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:03am on Thursday 24th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain in places, clearing
wind condition
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Thursday 24th December 2015, 8:03am
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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
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 8:03am on Thursday 24th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning, and things remain generally a bit wet this morning with temperatures somewhere about the same as well... dropping to about 5C overnight and a high of about 10C expected today. Hopefully it might clear up a bit like it did yesterday for a while and indeed cloud is the forecast for the day.

So is tomorrow the start of the snow? We're still hoping. There may be some more rain to get through before it turns to snow but later in the day all being well snow will be falling down to town. And that will be the start of a run of a few days of snow.

Kagura remains the biggest skiable area open with both the Ropeways open and the connecting courses as well. Please note that the Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba is not yet open with only limited parts of Naeba open at the moment.

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If you look back at the report archives you will remember the incredible snowfall that we enjoyed last year in December - 559cm of it, here in town! The year before the same number for December was 131cm of snowfall during the month. This month so far we are on a pretty sad sounding 19cm. There's a lot of catching up to do. It's important to note of course that last year was something of a 'special' December and so far this month is proving to be 'special' on the other end of the stick.

Let's see what this weekend brings us!

Archive snowfall information can be found here:

Updated daily

Updated monthly with the previous year data for comparison

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Resorts that are now at least part open (Thursday 24th 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 8:03am on Thursday 24th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Kagura is open. Otherwise just part of GALA Yuzawa and Naeba area open as we wait for more snow

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 24th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 19cm 157cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 19cm 362cm 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 Thursday 24th 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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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
19cm
[19cm]
-
[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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