Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy and overcast
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing or raining
wind condition
Light for now, stronger forecast
Decent
This report
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 8:25am
10cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 7:30am 100cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 8:13am 60cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 7:46am 15cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 7:46am 0cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 8:13am 0cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 185cm
Last 14 reports (total): 305cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 305cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 305cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The snowfall continued yesterday through into the afternoon though it wasn't as determined as it was on Sunday, and by evening the skies were much clearer and people could catch a breath! A quick ride round the area yesterday and things were looking suitably mid-winter. People on the roofs of buildings that look like they are about to get squashed shovelling snow onto the road, snow 'walls' at the side of roads which are 2m high in places.

It sure didn't feel like middle of December.

Few pics below and more on the Photos section of the website here.

Having driven through Uonuma and Minamiuonuma as well as Yuzawa, I would probably say that there's more snow to the north in the Uonuma/Minamiuonuma areas. But lots everywhere and when there's so much it doesn't really matter.

Anyway, this morning it's a cloudy somewhat overcast feel, grey skies all round. No new snow overnight (so what I log today is from the daytime yesterday). Temperatures to rise to around 3 degrees today, with quite strong winds and rain likely later on.

We are still on for the stormy conditions tomorrow and maybe into Thursday when we expect more potentially heavy snowfall and strong winds. It might not be nice out there for a while.

Resorts that are open seem to be open on the same scale again today, so I'm guessing this is what we have until the weekend. Once the weekend arrives I would think they'll open up fully and the resorts that plan to open from Saturday should also get off to a great start.

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura - pretty much fully open
Naeba - part open
Iwappara - part open, 2 central area lifts operating
Joetsu Kokusai - part open, 5 lifts operating
Maiko Snow Resort - part open, top Okusoeji area, Gondola and 2 Okusoeji lifts operating

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Official snow depths:

Kagura:
200cm
Naeba:
100cm
Iwappara:
160cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
170cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm

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

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

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Ski resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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A reminder that there are lots of of Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma lift tickets in the SnowJapan Prize Draw here:

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resorts open - see report for info

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 16th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
16th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
15th December 100cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 60cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 15cm 1cm 5cm
12th December 0cm 10cm 10cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 45cm
Previous 7 days total 185cm 56cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 305cm 66cm 97cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 305cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 305cm 833cm 762cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
[0cm]
305cm
[305cm]
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[305cm]
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[305cm]
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[305cm]
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[305cm]
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[305cm]
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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