Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 16th December 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 16th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None yet...
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Saturday 16th December 2017, 9:03am
0cm
Friday 15th December 2017, 7:27am 2cm
Thursday 14th December 2017, 7:33am 54cm
Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7:20am 4cm
Tuesday 12th December 2017, 7:36am 6cm
Monday 11th December 2017, 7:18am 0cm
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:54am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 66cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 76cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 90cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 16th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Apologies for the rather late report this morning - there has been so much to check this morning with lots of ski resorts opening for the season. Phew! Details below and we will do our best to keep this all up to date and correct each day.

It's really great to see ski resorts able to open up though. Getting out of 'excitement mode' for a moment, the snow isn't deep just yet, so we are needing more (and more!) regular snowfall to keep things going and for those bases to build up. Thankfully it looks like we should be getting more snowfall later today and through the day tomorrow. There is also snow on the forecast over the coming week so things are looking good.

This morning we have been enjoying some sunshine over Yuzawa along with blue skies. That big bank of clouds just to the north will probably be moving in fairly soon though...

Until tomorrow.

Have a fun Saturday.

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Currently open in Yuzawa (official snow depths where available):

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa opens for the season from this morning.
6 lifts are operating and 7 courses are open in the Central and Northern area of the resort.
- 90cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
- Kagura area: 150cm
- Mitsumata area: 90cm
- Tashiro area: 110cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is reporting that 80% of their courses are open from this morning.
- 90cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is open with the Gondola and two Okusoeji lifts operating and 7 courses in that top area available.
Nighta operations are scheduled to begin from 28th December.
- Top: 95cm

Muica Snow Resort
Muica Snow Resort are also opening from this morning, reporting over 1m of snow. No word on lift/course details.

Naeba
A large part of Naeba is now open
- Base: 60cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 7 and Number 1 lifts operating.
- 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai
- 100cm
Joetsu Kokusai is part open from this morning.
The area in front of the main base hotel as well as the lower part of the Atema area are open.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open from this morning - even the town-level Nunoba Family lift apparently is moving!
- Top: 80cm
- Base: 30cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 50cm
The Number 1 high speed lift as well as Number 2 and 3 lifts are operating.
Courses open are the Panorama course, Joyful course and Number 3 romance course.

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Other planned opening dates for ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

Iwappara
Iwappara is not opening just yet - waiting for more snow.

Thursday 21st December 2017
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Friday 22nd December 2017
NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ipponsugi
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

Archive report: Posted at 9:03am on Saturday 16th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma opening from today. Please see above for more details

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 16th December 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Saturday 16th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
16th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
15th December 2cm 24cm 0cm
14th December 54cm 0cm 0cm
13th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
12th December 6cm 15cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 26cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 66cm 81cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 83cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 76cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 90cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 16th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
76cm
[90cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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