Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 14th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:58am on Monday 14th December 2015
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Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Monday 14th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday was a calm day, though not the blue skies of Saturday. This morning there is a lot of cloud in the sky again some low clouds hanging around in places and it's a generally grey start to the day.

It is hovering around 5C degrees now as of 8am with a high temperature of about 12-13 degrees expected early afternoon.

Resort openings remain the same with Kagura and Naeba both part open - see below for more details.

The Tashiro area of the Kagura resort are now saying that they are planning to open on Saturday 19th December, though no doubt nature will have the final say on that...!

So let's take a fresh look at the forecast.

Tomorrow will probably bring some sunshine and will be another mild day, perhaps slightly warmer than today will be. But you want the good news, right? It's still looking like Wednesday and Thursday - and perhaps into Friday - are going to be important days for us. That's when snow is due to be falling. Wednesday might be more of a rain day (at least to start off with) in town with snow due to be falling higher up, and Thursday looks like it has the most potential for colder temperatures and decent snowfall. Please!

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Going back to what we posted in the report yesterday about there being lots of snow this time last year but six years ago some resorts around town were struggling to open even after Christmas... those examples are pretty much the two extremes. Last year was a truly excellent start in terms of snowfall in early to mid December. Then we had that season when some resorts were only able to open just before New Year.

Usually, 'on average' as it were, the season falls somewhere between those two. That's probably why the majority of resorts aim to open by around the weekend of the 19th December. We will of course just have to wait and see what nature brings this year. And we will of course bring you the latest every day.

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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 7:58am on Monday 14th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited resort operations at Kagura and Naeba. See main report for full details.

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