Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather reports

Yuzawa Now

8:44am, 21st December 2014
Current weather conditions:
Cloud
weather condition Precipitation:
Rain/sleet > snow
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
1C Wind conditions:
Light
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):
-7C

Report

Unfortunately, it can't be great news every day.

Yesterday was mostly cloudy with the sun out from time to time and a bit of blue sky, but it didn't get quite as warm as we were expecting. A fair wind as well at times.

Later in the day it was raining and quite hard at times and it looks like it has been raining overnight as well... and continuing now though it is trying to snow with more like sleet at times. It's around +1C here at the moment and the forecast is confident that it will turn into snow. Snow is forecast for today and tomorrow, with tomorrow being slightly colder than today and looking the better bet for new cm.

The snow around my place has noticeably gone down in the last 24 hours. I'd say as much as 50cm or so. You'll notice that the snow depths at the resorts have mostly taken a hit as well. So the rain will have done no favours to the snow conditions out there for today, especially at lower town levels.

A good example of how quickly things can change and a reminder that we always want fresh snow!

Kagura are actually reporting 5cm of fresh snow this morning,so no doubt they will be the folks with the best conditions today.

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Sobering news last night when it was reported on the local news that a snowboarder had died at the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort in Minamiuonuma. It appears that he was had been out of bounds off the official courses and had suffocated after finding himself buried in a large amount of snow.

Take care out there.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
250cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
210cm
Iwappara:
145cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
170cm
Kagura:
230cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
180cm
Naeba:
140cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
195cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
190cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
130cm

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

All resorts not noted here are now at least part open.

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

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts in the area are now mostly open

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

Photo 1
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Observed snowfall in this season

Iwappara:

265cm snowfall in the last 7 days
455cm snowfall in December 2014
455cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Kagura:

245cm snowfall in the last 7 days
422cm snowfall in December 2014
422cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

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Iwappara
New snowfall* 0cm
Current snow 145cm
Previous day 175cm
 
Kagura
New snowfall* 5cm
Current snow 230cm
Previous day 230cm

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