Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 7th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 7th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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0°C

Top temp:
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Precipitation Wind Visibility
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Moderate snow continues
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This report
Sunday 7th December 2014, 8:22am
80cm
Saturday 6th December 2014, 7:40am 15cm
Friday 5th December 2014, 7:50am 0cm
Thursday 4th December 2014, 8:02am 0cm
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 8:20am 0cm
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 10:02am 0cm
Monday 1st December 2014, 7:36am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 95cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 95cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 95cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 7th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It has been a Snowtastic 24 hours here, a bit mad to be honest. We have been well and truly snowed on.

The best measure I can give is that I wiped 30cm off the top of my car at 5pm last night. And this morning there's 50cm on the top there. No kidding. So that's a confirmed 80cm of snow since yesterday. It's still snowing and forecast to until this evening, so that will only be added to.

We usually get some snow around now and it usually melts before the 'proper' snow arrives and sets in the for the season, but this feels 'proper'... it may well warm up a little in the coming week but I can't see this lot going.

That means of course that it's very probably a really great base for the resorts around town.

Locals seems to be in a bit of shock though. I think my Myoko friend mentioned it yesterday but as much preperation as people seem to do, there's always a bit of a mad dash panic when the first snow hits. And when it hits in this kind of style...!

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OK so let's look at resort news.

This morning Kagura are curiously only reporting 50cm of fresh snow. Perhaps they don't want to frighten away people who don't like hearing about 'too much snow' (believe it or not, they exist!)

As you might expect with all the new snow they are opening up more.

Mitsumata:

-Main Course
-Technical Course
-Gondola Course
-Family Course
-Gondola Line

Lifts operating: Mitsumata Ropeway, Mitsumata Number 1 Quad, Mitsumata Number 3 Romance lift, Kagura Gondola, Kagura Number 1 Quad (every day), Kagura Number 1 Romance lift (holidays)

Tashiro:

Tashiro Number 1 Course
Rakuraku Course
Tashiro Ladies Course (* but men allowed)
Shirakaba Course
Number 1 Quad connecting course
Skyline Course
Tashiro Aries Course

Lifts operating: Tashiro Ropeway, Tashiro Number 1 Romance lift, Tashiro Number 2 Romance lift, Tashiro Number 1 high speed, Tashiro Number 4 Romance lift (holidays)

So Kagura isn't connected up with Tashiro yet, but fairly big chunks of either side are now open.

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No detailed news yet from Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai (who yesterday were saying that they will be considering opening from Wednesday this coming week, but with the snow we have now...)

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura (Mitsumata)
Kagura (Tashiro)

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

As soon as possible (not confirmed at time of writing):
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 13th December:
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Sunday 7th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is part open - see report for details

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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 7th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
7th December 80cm 0cm 0cm
6th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
5th December 0cm 0cm -
4th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd December 0cm 0cm -
2nd December 0cm 0cm 5cm
1st December 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 95cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 0cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 95cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 95cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
95cm
[95cm]
-
[95cm]
-
[95cm]
-
[95cm]
-
[95cm]
-
[95cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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