Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, bit of sun in Naeba area
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snowfall or rain now
wind condition
Light
Decent
This report
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 8:34am
0cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:06am 2cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 7:48am 25cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 8:01am 35cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 7:40am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 234cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 559cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 559cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Unfortunately it did rain yesterday and quite a bit at times as well. Sleet and snow at times and in higher elevations but a real wet feeling to the day. We were hoping for a layer of fresh snow to go on top of that this morning, but that hasn't really happened. Kagura were expecting 10-20cm, but got 5cm. Down herew at town levels it's more like a dusting, at best.

It's a generally cloudy start to the day, but looks like there's some blue sky over Naeba and Kagura areas and a bit of sun early on.

So as you know we have been eyeing up this heavy snow storm that has been forecast for, well, tonight and tomorrow really. Will it happen? Well, the forecasts are still pointing to that happening and for me to be able to start 2015 off with a nice report tomorrow morning of a thick new layer of snow. So fingers crossed that is what will happen.

Another relatively mild day forecast, another chance of rain in there, before getting into the snow later on tonight.

After that amazing first chunk of December, it's got to be said that it has been something of a disappointing end. Still, loads of snow still around we just need the fresh layers. And it does look like the new year should start off in a good place.

So, until tomorrow then. Enjoy your New Years Eve wherever you may be. See you in 2015.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
300cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
220cm
Iwappara:
150cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm
Kagura:
250cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
200cm
Naeba:
180cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
240cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
230cm (Kogen)
180cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
160cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays from 10th January until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available at the moment). Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta'. Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a seperate lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Wednesday 31st December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area are open

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*as of Wednesday 31st December 2014
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29th December 0cm 10cm 3cm
28th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th December 25cm 2cm 20cm
26th December 35cm 0cm 20cm
25th December 15cm 15cm 10cm
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297cm
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191cm
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217cm
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254cm
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238cm
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42cm
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3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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