Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Monday 8th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear skies and sunny
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snow falling
wind condition
Light
Excellent
This report
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:04am
25cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 120cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 120cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 120cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

After that continued snow for most of the day yesterday, this morning it's an absolute beauty. Clear blue skies all round and the sun is out as of 8am. Everywhere looks stunning.

It almost felt like it would never stop snowing yesterday. It really did come down with well over 1m observed. Easily 20cm or more since my last report yesterday morning I would say. Whatever the 'exact number', if such a thing exists with things like this, it doesn't really matter... a lot. I will upload a few photos to the main Photos section of SnowJapan later this morning to give you an idea. For those of you who don't know, that can be found here:
http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resort-photos

(Update: uploaded to the Photos section, also to this page below)

By the time it got dark, skies were generally clear and it was actually a fine but cold and icy evening.

So with the clear skies this morning there is no new snow to report overnight. The number I add to the report this morning is what fell during the day yesterday.

A few lifts not moving today that were yesterday aside, it looks like the same Kagura parts of Kagura are open today. They have a map saying that this is what will be open from today until Friday. Presumably that is in the absence of any further heavy snow.

Joetsu Kokusai and Iwappara, while covered in a nice layer of snow, seem to have made the decision to wait for more to open up. Still they will certainly be happy with how things are looking this morning rather than waiting around with no snow like we sometimes are at this time of the year.

It will be interesting how this week goes. Traditionally, the first snowfall in town melts away before the real snow for the season comes. But with so much falling this time, I find it hard to think that it will all go from town. But you never know I suppose. There isn't much snow forecast for the week until late Friday into Saturday actually, even a bit of rain here and there in the meantime as it won't be quite as cold. A high of 5 degrees forecast for today but after today it doesn't look like it should warm up too much, so fingers crossed it will keep on the colder side.

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Mitsumata:

-Main Course
-Giant 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)
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

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 8:04am on Monday 8th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is part open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 8th December 2014
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 8th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
8th December 25cm 10cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 120cm 10cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 120cm 10cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 120cm 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 120cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
120cm
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
-
[120cm]
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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