Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 31st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly blue skies
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
Excellent
This report
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:10am
0cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7:49am 9cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 9:07am 22cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:26am 28cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 7:45am 10cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:02am 4cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 92cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 92cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It's the last day of the year and the day has started with lovely blue skies and sunshine over the region.

It might not last as snow is due to be falling sometime later on today and into tomorrow. With slightly milder temperatures today, it might start off as sleet (hopefully not rain)!

Come Saturday though and milder conditions are expected to be back for the first few days of the new year. The forecasts are making those slightly worrying 'warmer than average' comments again for Sunday and early week, so we'll have to keep an eye on that.

For now though a lovely morning to be outside.

All of the ski and snowboard resorts around town are now open with many of them close to or actually fully open. As I think I said yesterday mostly the courses still not open will be steeper slopes that need more snow depth.

Hope you can enjoy the day and evening, and see you in 2016!

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Resort operations (Thursday 31st December 2015) - subject to change:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
The Central Area and most of the North Area are now open.
The downhill Falcon course is also now open.

Ipponsugi
Ipponsugi is now open.

Iwappara
All courses at Iwappara now open.

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is now mostly open.

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
The only areas not open yet are the top pair lift (from 1st January) and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is 90% open with all their planned lifts operating.

Ludens Yuzawa
Ludens Yuzawa is now open.

Naeba
Large areas of Naeba are now open (the top runs and a few central areas aside).
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now operating.

Nakazato Snow Wood
Nakazato Snow Wood is open.

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is now open with all lifts operating.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen and the Nunoba areas are now mostly open.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is now mostly open.

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open.

Resorts in Minamiuonuma:

Chateau Shiozawa
Chateau Shiozawa is now open.

Hakkaisanroku
Hakkai Sanroku is now open.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open.

Itsukamachi
Itsukamachi is now open.

Maiko Snow Resort
Almost all of Maiko Snow Resort is now open.

Mt Granview
Mt Granview is now open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkai-san is now open.

Muikamachi Ski Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort is now open.

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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 8:10am on Thursday 31st December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most courses at resorts now open

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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 31st December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 22cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 28cm 0cm 10cm
27th December 10cm 25cm 2cm
26th December 4cm 35cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 15cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 77cm 37cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 234cm 60cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 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 92cm 1303cm 833cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 31st 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]
92cm
[92cm]
-
[92cm]
-
[92cm]
-
[92cm]
-
[92cm]
-
[92cm]
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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