Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 13th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:46am on Saturday 13th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloud, but some blue sky. Sun even in places.
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing at the moment, but snow is forecast
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Saturday 13th December 2014, 7:46am
15cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 7:46am 0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:13am 0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 8:04am 25cm
Sunday 7th December 2014, 8:22am 80cm
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 135cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 135cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 135cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:46am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

A few bits of news to report this morning - with over 100 ski lift tickets that are related to Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma resorts, I think the SnowJapan Prize Draw this year will be of interest to anyone reading this Yuzawa Now report. SnowJapan has over 400 lift tickets in total for resorts around Japan, it's a great chance to get a free invitation to a resort. For full details on that, please go here:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

Good luck.

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OK, onto weather and stuff.

There's 15cm of snow on the top of my car this morning. Not as much as I was hoping for really. Not snowing at the moment. And a bit shocked to see a bit of blue sky over parts of Yuzawa as well at the moment. A quick look at the webcams shows the sun shining down on the main run at Kagura (who are also reporting 10cm of fresh snow this morning). Hmmm, wasn't expecting (or hoping for) that. The forecast still has us down for snow and heavy snow tonight and into tomorrow, so I'm hoping that this surprise clear will be shortlived.

Yesterday it was snowing on and off during the day - sleet at times in places - but rather not that kind that had snow piling up on the ground. Bit wet.

Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai both opened part of their resorts as detailed yesterday.

Today Naeba and Maiko Snow Resort open for the first time this season as well.

Naeba has a fairly large area open, including the Daishamen course and downhill from the Number 2 Gondola along with part of the lower slopes of the resort. They are reporting 2-5cm of snow since last night and the sun is shining over there for the moment. Lots of 'events' going on over there and no doubt the TV cameras will be there as well.... they seem to be every single season. Naeba is still a big name.

Maiko Snow Resort has the top Okusoeji area open, accessed via the Gondola. I was over there yesterday evening and it was interesting seeing a ski resort get ready for opening. I get the feeling they might have been there late last night (all night?) getting everything ready.

We'd really like lots of snow rather than clear weather for the moment. Hopefully those snow clouds will arrive in force a bit later on today.

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura (Mitsumata)
Kagura (Tashiro)
Iwappara (part open)
Joetsu Kokusai (part open)
Naeba (part open)
Maiko Snow Resort (part open)

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

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

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

Archive report: Posted at 7:46am on Saturday 13th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More resorts opening from today, see main report for details

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 13th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
13th December 15cm 1cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 10cm 10cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 45cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 25cm 10cm 0cm
7th December 80cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 120cm 21cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 135cm 21cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 135cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 135cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
135cm
[135cm]
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[135cm]
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[135cm]
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[135cm]
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[135cm]
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[135cm]
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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