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Yuzawa Now

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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Sunday 4th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sun, blue sky, some cloud
Max temp:
9°C

Min temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light north westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 4th December 2016, 8:53am
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Saturday 3rd December 2016, 8:39am 0cm
Friday 2nd December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Thursday 1st December 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Wednesday 30th November 2016, 8:33am 0cm
Tuesday 29th November 2016, 8:25am 0cm
Monday 28th November 2016, 7:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 2cm

Beautiful weather in the region yesterday and a fine start to the day again this morning. We are expecting it to warm up to around 13C here in town later on today, so it's all pretty mild at the moment.

The mild conditions and lack of fresh snowfall are causing a few issues for the open Kagura - and from today the Family Course at Mitsumata is not officially open as such, but more to be used just as a 'connecting course' to get over to the officially open Kagura runs. If you want to avoid riding your equipment down on the snow mats, you can take the Mitsumata quad lift down back to the top of the Ropeway.

The forecast is still flagging up Tuesday as a return to colder conditions, and hopefully cold and wintery enough to bring snowfall too. Tentatively, it's looking fairly promising so let's see what happens.

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What is planned to be open today at Kagura:

Open courses are:

- Kagura main course
- Technical course
- Giant course
- Gondola course
- Panorama

Operating lifts are:

- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 quad lift
- Kagura Number 1 pair
- Kagura Number 4 pair

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Ski resorts currently open:
Kagura - most of the main Kagura area open, via Mitsumata Ropeway

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

As soon as there is enough snow:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 10th December:
Kagura (Tashiro)
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 16th December:
Muica Snow Resort
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 17th December:
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Nakazato Snow Wood
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Nakazato

Wednesday 21st December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Thursday 22nd December:
NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 23rd December:
Chateaux Shiozawa

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see the main report

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297cm
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42cm
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