Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th December 2007

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Friday 14th December 2007
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Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Friday 14th December 2007
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No snowfall at town level overnight, but we can see that the mountainsides have had a sprinkling of new snow. Right now though it is raining in Yuzawa, but it feels like it is trying to snow and we do actually have snow forecast for the day and so hopefully sooner rather than later it will turn into snowfall. At the moment it is around 4 degrees though, so rather mild and we need those temperatures to drop - again, this is forecast to be the case from later on today.

Higher up at Kagura and at Naeba it is snowing but there are some fairly strong winds which means that Kagura are not fully opening early on (up until No 1 high speed lift & Kagura No 1 romance lift at the moment). Temperature up at the main gelende is 0 degrees.

Gala Yuzawa has opened for the season this morning. Most of the runs in the central area are open (other than the chibbiko childrens area) and the Broadway and Swan courses in the Northern Area are open. Lifts open are:

Gondola (of course!)
Central area - 2 pairs and one quad
North area - 1 quad

This season the Southern Area of the Gala Yuzawa resort will once again be closed for the full season, due to them doing some checks and maintenance on that area.

Further report coming later on today...

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PM update:

Well the rain continued this morning but gradually it has been changing into sleet and in the last few hours has seen it snowing in Yuzawa at town level. Still very wet snow, but snow all the same! The temperature has dropped to around +2 and it looks like we can expect snowfall overnight.

As mentioned this morning Gala Yuzawa is now open. Kandatsu were hoping to open, but there is not yet enough snow for that to happen and - like Iwappara - they will now open just as soon as they can.

The following resorts in Yuzawa were planning on opening for the season from tomorrow:

-Ludens Yuzawa
-Nakazato Snow Wood
-Nunoba
-Tashiro (full opening)
-Yuzawa Kogen
-Yuzawa Park

At the moment we can only confirm Tashiro opening tomorrow. Unless there is a lot of snow tonight the other resorts seem unlikely, with Yuzawa Kogen being the most likely.

In neighbouring Minamiuonuma-shi, these resorts were planning to open tomorrow as well:

-Ishiuchi Maruyama
-Joetsu Kokusai
-Muikamachi Minami
-Maiko
-Muikamachi Hakkai-san

Again, these resorts will more than likely not be able to open and will all be on standby and open as soon as there is enough snow.

We will update you on the status of all these resorts tomorrow morning.

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Friday 14th December 2007
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some runs at Naeba and most of the Kagura area is now open. Gala Yuzawa also opens today. Tashiro will open from Saturday (15th).

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