Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 27th December 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 8:51am
54cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:15am 9cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:23am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 7:39am 0cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 7:48am 0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 7:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 200cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 214cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Excellent news this morning.

Heavy snow (and wind) overnight and as of 8:30am I am measuring 54cm of fresh snowfall. That's Yuzawa-style snowfall!

Here is what resorts are officially reporting (very probably 'under-reporting'):

Kagura - 40cm
Kagura Mitsumata - 20cm (!)
Kagura Tashiro - 40cm ...though no increases in official snow depths (!!)
Naeba - 20-30cm
Maiko Snow Resort - more than 50cm

Interesting to see some official snow depths staying where they are and some taking big jumps. As we have said before, once we have the base it's the fresh snow that is the most interesting number.

Some lifts appear to be affected by the conditions this morning - either closed (Tashiro area, Maiko gondola) or possibly delayed as staff cope with the heavy snow. The individual resort info below is updated as much as we can each morning.

It is continuing to snow now with more expected through today and tomorrow. Hopefully it will continue to pile up and bring us some deep conditions out there - and everywhere. Perfect for the New Year period. With some more snow, we should very soon be at a stage where everywhere is open as normal.

Obviously with the snow and wind visibility is reduced and it feels cold out.

Wrap up well and take care if you brave these conditions.

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Please check out the message that our reporter friend up in Niseko has made today in the Niseko Now report.

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Updated: Wednesday 27th December 2017

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Note that while we manually check this information each morning, sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports and so at times there may be an apparent delay.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is open with 6 lifts operating and 8 courses (Central and Northern Areas) open.
The sledding area is also open.
- 120cm

Iwappara
- Iwappara is open with the central and upper area available (4 lifts and 11 courses). Nighta until 8pm.
- 130cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
Tashiro Ropeway and area closed today. Mitsumata open up to Kagura Number 1 Romance lift.
The Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba is now operating.
The top Kagura Number 5 lift should be open from 1st January.
- Kagura area: 180cm
- Mitsumata area: 120cm
- Tashiro area: 140cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.
- 90cm

Naeba
Most of Naeba is now open.
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Kagura is now operating.
- Base: 100cm

NASPA Ski Garden
- NASPA Ski Garden is open with all lifts operating and all the main courses available. The Mogul and Slopestyle areas are not yet available.
- 150cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open with all lifts operating and courses open.
- Top: 130cm
- Base: 70cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is now open with all lifts operating
- 110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with six lifts operating.
- 80cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is open.
- 110cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is open with 19 courses available.
- 120cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All three of the main areas of Maiko Snow Resort are (at least part) open.
Gondola on hold this morning due to strong winds.
Nighta operations are scheduled to begin from 28th December.
- Top: 160cm
- Base: 80cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkaisan is now open.
- 150cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Wednesday 27th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts affected by wind this morning - either closed or delayed openings. Check with individual resorts.

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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 27th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
27th December 54cm 0cm 10cm
26th December 9cm 0cm 4cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 63cm 2cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 55cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 200cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 214cm 954cm 424cm
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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 - 14cm
[14cm]
200cm
[214cm]
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2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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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