Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:49am on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:49am on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Good morning and Happy New Year!

The year has started off cloudy with now new snow to report overnight. We did get a bit of snow yesterday but it will just have been a light covering. It looks like we should be seeing some snowfall by the end of the day and into tomorrow, but it is a fairly mild start to the day and a high of around +4 degrees is forecast. Perhaps we will see clearer conditions on Tuesday and then back to the snow on Wednesday.

With all the parties going on last night it might take a while for courses and lifts to fill up but it should be another busy day out there today.

Official resort snow depths @ 1st January 12, AM:
Mt Naeba:
170cm
Kagura:
240cm
Kagura - Tashiro:
220cm
GALA Yuzawa:
210cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
180cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
180cm
Iwappara:
150cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
200cm
Yuzawa Park:
190cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
140cm
Ludens Yuzawa:
160cm
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Ishiuchi Maruyama:
210cm
Centleisure Maiko:
250cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
200cm

I thought it would be interesting to see how the snow depths were looking at this time last year. A look back in the archives shows the following official snow depths at resorts in Yuzawa on 31st December 2010:

Naeba 55cm; Kagura 150cm; Tashiro 130cm; Gala Yuzawa 100cm; Yuzawa Kogen 60cm; Yuzawa Park 40cm; Kandatsu Kogen 70cm; Iwappara 50cm; NASPA Ski Garden 50cm

So as you can see we are doing really well compared with last year... NASPA Ski Garden had just 50cm this time last year - today they have 200cm. Kandatsu was on 70cm and today on 190cm. Let's hope the season continues like this and the new year brings with it more deep snow conditions.

Archive report: Posted at 9:49am on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now open.

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