Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Saturday 1st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None now, rain likely later
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Very good
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Tuesday 27th November 2018, 7:52am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 2cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 2cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Saturday 1st December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It was a rather wet day again in town yesterday, so it is actually quite nice to see a sunny start to the day today. Cloud, rain and perhaps some blowy winds are due from around lunchtime so perhaps it won't last long. A high of around +9C is expected in Yuzawa today.

Kagura are open as they have been with just that 600m long run open. Whether it's worth the effort to actually get there (Ropeway > lift > walk > Gondola > lift etc) is up to the individual of course, but there seems to be a fair few people that are up for it. Be aware that there's no snow left on the Mitsumata slopes now, so the prospect of snow mats loom, recommended to take the lift back down.

Temps are going to get a bit warmer before they drop once again with double digits expected early in the week. Hopefully later on in the week we'll be seeing a return to colder conditions.

A few ski resorts originally planned to open from 8th December - Naeba will likely open with the help of machines, and Tashiro has a chance; but as the forecast stands the chance of Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai opening is looking very slim.

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Yesterday, Ishiuchi Maruyama could be seen testing their new hybrid gondola/6-man lift... the lift and gondolas were moving, though they remain covered so the general public couldn't get a good look at their new shiny-ness. It is going to be fun to try that out later in the month when it opens.

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Lifts:

Mitsumata Ropeway: 7:30am until 5:00pm (last going up at 2:30pm)
Mitsumata Number 1 high speed lift: 7:30am until 3:00pm
Mitsumata Number 2 romance lift: 8:30am until 4:30am
Kagura Gondola: 7:45am until 4:00pm
Kagura Number 1 romance lift: 8:30am until 3:30pm
The Kagura quad lift might get moving today

Courses:

Kagura main course - 600m in length, 30-50m wide

Notes:

The Mitsumata area is open just as a connecting area.
The Tashiro area is closed. It plans to open from 8th December.
The open course is not recommended for beginners.
Return to Mitsumata Ropeway via Mitsumata lift or using snow mats.

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Planned opening dates - subject to change of course depending on weather/snow conditions.

NOW PART OPEN
- Kagura (via Mitsumata Ropeway)

Saturday 8th December 2018
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Kagura (Tashiro)
- Naeba

Friday 14th December 2018
- Maiko Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 15th December 2018
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kandatsu Kogen
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Friday 21st December 2018
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 22nd December 2018
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Sunday 23rd December 2018
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Friday 28th December 2018
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Saturday 29th November 2018
- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Saturday 1st December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

A 600m run at Kagura is open. All other areas and resorts closed.

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  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 1st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th November 0cm 0cm -
26th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th November 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 2cm 14cm 2cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total - 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 2cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st December 2018
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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
0cm
[2cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
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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