Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 14th December 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 14th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, rain
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
WNW 3m/s
visibility condition
Limited
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Wednesday 14th December 2016, 8:45am
0cm
Tuesday 13th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 12th December 2016, 8:44am 15cm
Sunday 11th December 2016, 8:54am 26cm
Saturday 10th December 2016, 8:39am 8cm
Friday 9th December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Thursday 8th December 2016, 7:30am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 51cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 53cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 14th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday was a mild day and unfortunately late afternoon a few spots of rain started falling and later on it was raining heavily at times. There's still snow on the ground around town and by the side of the roads but noticeably less than there was yesterday.

As I mentioned before, usually the first snow on the ground in town melts away before the 'main event' comes, but we're hoping that this won't happen.

Unfortunately it is wet and raining this morning still (wet snow higher up?)... but, snow is forecast over the next few days and I am hoping for a fresh blanket of snow to report to you in my report tomorrow.

At the moment we have three ski resorts in the region on stand-by to open as soon as possible still (Maiko Snow Resort, Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai), but as you can see below there are two more resorts hoping to open on Friday and then seven more planning to open on Saturday. So it's a big weekend coming up and if we can get some decent snow over the next three days there should be a good chance of places being able to open.

Let's see what nature serves up!

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Resort-specific info as of Wednesday 14th December 2016

Ski resorts that are currently open in the region:
Kagura
Pretty much all of Kagura is now open. They are reporting 0cm of fresh snow overnight.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 120cm
Mitsumata - 80cm
Tashiro - 100cm

Naeba
A few of the lower slopes of Naeba are open.
Official snow depth: 60cm

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

Opening as soon as there is enough snow:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Maiko Snow Resort

Friday 16th December:
Muica Snow Resort
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 17th December:
GALA Yuzawa
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Nakazato Snow Wood
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Nakazato

Wednesday 21st December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Thursday 22nd December:
NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 23rd December:
Chateau Shiozawa
Ipponsugi
Itsukamachi

Saturday 24th December:
Hakkai Sanroku
Mt Granview

Wednesday 28th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season. This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily from 23rd December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily from 28th December 2016 until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily from 17th December 2016 until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in December, January and February and also on 23rd December and from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 29th December until 3rd January, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Wednesday 14th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 14th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th December 0cm 0cm 60cm
13th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
12th December 15cm 0cm 0cm
11th December 26cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 1cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 0cm 100cm
Previous 14 days total 51cm 0cm 195cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 53cm 424cm 1303cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
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51cm
[53cm]
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2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
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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