Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 14th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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Top temp:
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This report
Friday 14th December 2018, 8:28am
14cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 7:40am 2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 7:41am 0cm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 7:40am 0cm
Monday 10th December 2018, 8:32am 9cm
Sunday 9th December 2018, 8:41am 14cm
Saturday 8th December 2018, 7:43am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 39cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 39cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 41cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

4PM UPDATE

It's still snowing. :)

Everyone is happy about that, but resort types are running around frantically gearing up for their season debuts!

Resorts that have announced that they will be open tomorrow morning (Saturday 15th December):

- GALA Yuzawa (Melody and Entertainment courses in the Central Area)
- Yuzawa Kogen (Ropeway, Cosmos lift, Summit panorama lift)
- Kandatsu Kogen (details unconfirmed)
- Joetsu Kokusai (4 lifts - Nagamine quad, Panorama quad and two pairs)


And of course...

- Kagura should be 'fully' open (with the Tashiro Ropeway opening)
- More of Naeba will be opening


Resorts that are on stand-by, but whether they will or not tomorrow is still unconfirmed:

- Iwappara
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Park
- Maiko Snow Resort

There's going to be a lot of information to gather and put together for the report tomorrow morning... sorry if it is a bit late!

** All other information in this report is as per original morning report **

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Original report from this morning

Morning from Yuzawa.

Better news this morning!

First of all, it's snowing and coming in nicely from the north. And I am measuring a decent chunk on the ground too and counting with snow forecast for the day.

Kagura are reporting 20-30cm of fresh snowfall and they are opening Giant and Technical courses today. They are saying that their top Kagura Number 5 pair lift will open from 1st January 2019. From tomorrow the Tashiro Ropeway will also be open. From what I can see they seem to be saying that 'all areas' will be skiable from tomorrow so hopefully they can make that happen.

Whether other resorts can part open from tomorrow -- well, there is no news early on today, but we will check and update this report later this afternoon and let you know any news.

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Kagura lifts and courses:

- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 high speed lift
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance lift
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 high speed lift
- Kagura Number 4 romance lift

* Kagura main course
* Giant
* Technical
* Gondola course
* Gondola line
* Family course

Naeba lifts and courses:

- Number 5 high speed lift
- Number 4 romance lift

* Number 5 course (900m long and 30m wide by base)

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Other planned resort opening dates (subject to change)

Friday 21st December 2018
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 22nd December 2018
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Sunday 23rd December 2018
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Friday 28th December 2018
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Saturday 29th November 2018
- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Friday 14th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura and Naeba are part open. Kagura plans to be fully open from tomorrow.

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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 14th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th December 14cm 54cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 4cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 6cm 15cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 26cm
10th December 9cm 0cm 8cm
9th December 14cm 6cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 1cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 71cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 39cm 74cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 39cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total - 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 41cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th December 2018
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
39cm
[41cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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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