Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 13th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:52am on Sunday 13th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
Slight southerly
Decent
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Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Sunday 13th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

Turned out to be a lovely fine day all day yesterday, though generally (and unfortunately) it felt more like a November day than mid December. The sun was out for those sliding down the main run at Kagura and the newly-opened runs at Naeba base.

Today there is a lot of cloud and as we approach 9am it is 7C. High temperature today will be around 11 degrees which is still higher than average for the time of year. Similar weather is expected tomorrow.

Here's the encouraging news! Hopefully we are going to see a blast of winter come our way around Wednesday and Thursday in the coming week; I think we are all now ready to get moving with shovels and look forward to that first experience of the season clearing up snow from around our houses. And the noise that the snow clearing machines make late at night and early in the morning. Yes, we want some of that too!

So yes, snow is on the horizon hopefully starting around Wednesday though it may start off as rain in town. Just how much it will bring is the big question.

With many of the resorts around town originally wanting to be opening from this coming weekend, it starts getting very important to everyone.

Fingers crossed everyone.

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People have been asking us 'will that resort be open on that date'? The best advice we can give is to look back at the archive reports - links back to 2002 at the bottom of this report page on the PC version of the site - and see how things have gone in previous seasons. Last season was incredible for snowfall in December; 6 years ago resorts were struggling even after Christmas.

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

Currently part open:
Kagura
The main Kagura course - 1500m in length, real snow (and artificial) - is open.
The Mitsumata (snow-mat) area is currently being used as a connection to get to the open Kagura area.
Operating lifts are Mitsumata Ropeway, Mitsumata Number 1 lift, Mitsumata Number 3 lift, Kagura Gondola, Kagura Number 1 high speed quad and Kagura Number 1 romance lift (on Saturdays and holidays during this period). All but the latter two are used to get to the snow.
The Kagura Gondola needs to be taken to return back to the Mitsumata area.

Naeba
A few lower area courses open with artificial snow.

On standby to open as soon as there is enough snow:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Kagura (Tashiro)
Maiko Snow Resort

Friday 18th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 19th December:
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen

Thursday 24th December:
chateau-shiozawa

Friday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 26th December:
Itsukamachi
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Sunday 13th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at Kagura (via Mitsumata) and Naeba

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 13th December 2015
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 13th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
13th December 0cm 15cm 1cm
12th December 0cm 0cm 10cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 25cm 10cm
7th December 0cm 80cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 120cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 135cm 21cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 0cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total - 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th December 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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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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