Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 3rd January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 3rd January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear blue skies and sunny
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light north westerly
Excellent
This report
Sunday 3rd January 2016, 8:26am
0cm
Saturday 2nd January 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 8:49am 13cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 86cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 13cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 3rd January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

Sometimes when the forecast is for cloud all day, it turns out to be a beautiful clear day. This morning is starting off with some lovely almost clear skies over the region and the sun is out bright and early. Looks like there's quite a lot of cloud hanging around to the north of here - similar to how things were for lots of yesterday really - and it may well cloud over later on in the day, but for the moment it's a sunny start.

And as expected it's not particularly cold either, to say the least. Temperatures did not drop below zero overnight in town and right now it's about 4C. A high of about 8 or 9 degrees is expected later on today... and tomorrow. That is not good as of course with such warmth there's going to be snow melt and we don't have enough to allow that!

Last night on the news they were talking about how this winter has been warmer than usual so far (generally for Japan) and mentioning how in some areas of the country today temperatures are going to be more like what we expect in late March rather than in early January.

Scary stuff!

They did also mention though how it should be getting colder again around mid-week with snow now expected here around Thursday. Unfortunately before then we might not escape a bit of rain later in the day tomorrow.

So we will have to play in the snow that we currently have for the moment. As has been the case these last few days, all resorts in the region are now open with most course areas also open now. There are some exceptions, those mostly being steeper slopes that need deeper snow conditions to open.

Today should be rather busy again at the popular resorts but it is the last day of the New Year holidays for lots of people and so this afternoon in particular we should see crowds getting less.

And then tomorrow may be somewhat like a normal Monday.

Have a fun day and see you tomorrow.

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Resort operations (Sunday 3rd January 2016) - subject to change:

Now that everywhere is open, from Monday we'll be bringing you official snow depths at resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

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

Ipponsugi
Ipponsugi is now open.

Iwappara
Iwappara is mostly open.

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is mostly open.

Kagura
Kagura is open and the top pair lift is also now open (from 1st January).
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.

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 open.

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

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is now mostly open.

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is now 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
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 8:26am on Sunday 3rd January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are at least part open now.

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1st January 13cm 40cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 2cm 0cm
29th December 22cm 0cm 10cm
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92cm
[92cm]
13cm
[105cm]
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[105cm]
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[105cm]
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[105cm]
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[105cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
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[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
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