Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 27th December 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:47am
0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:59am 2cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:24am 0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:20am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 106cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 108cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

I was reading some of the other reports just now, and it's a similar picture and mood here.

We are being rained on again (even at higher resort areas early morning) but expecting the rain to turn into snow sometime around lunchtime. It really can't come soon enough as we continue to see the snow line move back up the mountains with a feeling of shock and hurt!

The choice of courses that are open at lower levels are restricted now anyway, but there is still (relatively) decent snow at higher resorts like GALA Yuzawa, Yuzawa Kogen and Kagura and so they are the inevitable recommendations in terms of snow cover for those heading out at the moment.

Long time readers and people who know this area will know how quickly things can change. So we might be looking at a whole different picture very soon...

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Resort-specific info as of Tuesday 27th December 2016

GALA Yuzawa
9 courses in the Central and North areas are open.
Official snow depth: 90cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
The lift from the Kanko base (and a total of 7 lifts) are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open. 5 lifts and 13 courses are open.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Part of Panorama area of Joetsu Kokusai is open with 6 lifts operating and 3 courses up there open.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are generally open. The top Kagura Number 5 pair lift and course will open from 1st January 2017.
The Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba is not yet open.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 150cm
Mitsumata - 110cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is part open with three lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 45cm

Naeba
The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Takenokodaira pair, Number 3, 4 and 5 high speed lifts and Number 4 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The Gondola and Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating. 7 courses open in total.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 50cm
Base - cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Ropeway and Number 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open with 2 courses and lifts 3, 4 and 5 operating.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is part open. The lower Nunoba area is closed.
The Ropeway, Cosmos pair lift, Summit pair lift and Kogen Express lifts are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 60cm
Base - 0cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 7 lift operating.
Official snow depth: 15cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with 3 lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 15cm

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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.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily 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 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 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 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 8:47am on Tuesday 27th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report for more resort-specific information

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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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 27th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th December 0cm 10cm 25cm
26th December 0cm 4cm 35cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 20cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 2cm 14cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 33cm 422cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 106cm 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 108cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 27th 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]
106cm
[108cm]
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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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