Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th November 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:58am on Thursday 9th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy, sun starting to breaking through
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier rain has eased off
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Fair
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Archive report: Posted at 10:58am on Thursday 9th November 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning and welcome back to Yuzawa Now!

It has been over five months since the last Yuzawa Now report and we’re now starting to gear up for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter season. It’s an old cliché but true – time passes so fast! Another is how everyone seems to go into bata-bata mode with too many things to do in the weeks leading up to the season!

I haven't been taking notes, but generally there seems to have been a lot of rainfall over the summer months - and into autumn too. We have enjoyed a few lovely days recently and the colourful autumn scenery is really beautiful on those days, but rain never seems to be that far away. Whether that has any influence on what we can expect for this winter... who knows.

We are now just two weeks away from the planned opening of the Kagura ski and snowboard resort. Typically, Kagura open a small part of the main upper area, via the Mitsumata Ropeway. As you can see from the webcam images posted below, there's a bit of snow up there on the higher areas.

It will be a few weeks beyond that before any other ski resorts plan to open with most in the region planning to open in the second half of December. To get an idea of how this has played out in previous seasons, please do take a look back at our archive reports – links below. The last two seasons have seen us enduring a slow start to the season; three years ago, December was spectacular for snowfall. It's going to be interesting to see how this season pans out. Personally I'd love a repeat of December 2014.

Anyway, below are planned ski resort official opening dates as they currently stand. All of those dates are of course subject to change depending on snowfall and conditions.

We’ll be updating this Yuzawa Now report a few times a week now and then once the season gets going properly there will of course be daily updates.

Planned ski resort opening dates

Thursday 23rd November 2017
Kagura (via Mitsumta)

Saturday 9th December 2017
Iwappara
Kagura (via Tashiro)
Naeba
Joetsu Kokusai

Friday 15th December 2017
Maiko Snow Resort
Muica Snow Resort
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 16th December 2017
GALA Yuzawa
Kandatsu Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Nakazato

Thursday 21st December 2017
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Friday 22nd December 2017
NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ipponsugi
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

Archive report: Posted at 10:58am on Thursday 9th November 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts plan to get moving from Thursday 23rd November. See above for more planned resort opening details.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 9th November 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th November 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 9th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
9th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th May 0cm - 0cm
28th May 0cm - 0cm
22nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th May 0cm 0cm -
13th May 0cm - -
8th May 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total - 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th November 2017
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 - 0cm
[0cm]
- - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
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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