Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 17th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 17th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
SNOW
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Sunday 17th December 2017, 8:40am
19cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 95cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 109cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

It was a lovely morning yesterday... and then later on... it rained! Grrrr.

But, happily we can quickly erase that from our minds because this morning there is a nice new layer of fresh snow on the ground around town.

Kagura is reporting 20cm of fresh snow this morning. And so are Maiko. Personally, I am measuring 19cm of snow to add to the report. And it is snowing very nicely at the moment so it should be building up.

Interesting that Iwappara are still holding off on opening for the season. I would imagine that with this snowfall, their opening is imminent.

After today not a whole lot of major snowfall on the weekly forecast - next up Tuesday? - so it would be good if we could get a decent amount from today. Tomorrow morning we might get some sunshine so it should be a great day to be out on the mountain.

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Todays webcam images are from (the not yet open) NASPA Ski Garden, GALA Yuzawa and Route 17 by the Yuzawa IC exit.

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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 (Central and Northern Areas) are open. The sledding area is also open.
- 90cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
- Kagura area: 180cm
- Mitsumata area: 120cm
- Tashiro area: 140cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is reporting that 80% of their courses are open.
- 100cm

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
- Base: 40cm

Muica Snow Resort
Muica Snow Resort is open with all lifts operating.
- 100cm

Naeba
A large part of Naeba is now open.
- Base: 70cm

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 - 12 courses in total.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is - even the town-level Nunoba Family lift apparently is moving.
- Top: 90cm
- Base: 40cm

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 8:40am on Sunday 17th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts generally opening as planned - see above for updated details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 17th December 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Sunday 17th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
17th December 19cm 20cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 85cm 93cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 103cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 95cm 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 109cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th December 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
95cm
[109cm]
- - - - -
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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