Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Monday 17th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Quite bright but mostly cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:02am
0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:33am 2cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 8:35am 32cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 73cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 73cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 75cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Monday 17th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Things are back to normal this morning and from today the details on what is open can be found below - this information will be checked (manually) every morning.

Good to see places opening up and higher up in particular some pretty good conditions to be enjoyed. We still don't have a great deal of snow though so need more.

Yesterday didn't end up being the clear and sunny day that some were expecting, with quite a bit of cloud remaining for lots of the day. Not as mild as we were told to expect either but today we might not be so lucky. Rain is expected later on but the good news is that overnight tonight it should be snowing.

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You may not have noticed this but we have put up a 'News' item about the major new facilities that are opening at Ishiuchi Maruyama from Friday this week.
Full details here.

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Updated: 8:00am, Monday 17th December 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* GALA Yuzawa is part open
* The Chuo (Central) Area of GALA Yuzawa is open
* The Gondola, Coach pair, Barouch quad, Sociable quad and Phaeton pair lifts are operating
* The Melody, Entertainment, Gigi and Grenoble courses are open
* The ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’ is open

Iwappara

* Iwappara is not yet open
* They hope to be able to open from Wednesday (19th) if there is enough snow

Kagura
- Kagura area: 120cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 80cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 100cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 75cm (official snow depth)

* Kandatsu Kogen is part open
* The Tozawa base pair, Onaka quad and Ikenodaira quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* Naeba is part open
* The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Number 4 pair lift, Number 5 high speed lift and Takenokodaira pair lifts are operating
* You can ride back down to base from the upper Takenokodaira area

NASPA Ski Garden

* NASPA Ski Garden is not open yet
* It plans to be open from Friday 21st December

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 30cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lift and Nunoba Family lift are operating

Yuzawa Park
- 45cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 7 lift is operating with the Beginners course open

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 50cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
* The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts are operating
* The Joyful course, Number 3 Romance course and Panorama course are open

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is not open yet
* It plans to open from Friday 21st December

Joetsu Kokusai
- 50cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* The Nagamine quad, Panorama quad and two Panorama area pair lifts are operating
* Three Panorama courses and the Panorama forest course are open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 60cm (official snow depth)

* Maiko Snow Resort is part open (the Gondola side)
* The Gondola itself is not operating
* The two Nagamine quads as well as the top Okusoeji quad lift are operating
* Most of the top Okusoeji area courses are open and you can ski back down to base

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is not open yet
* It plans to open from Friday 21st December

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Other planned opening dates for ski hills in the region

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 8:02am on Monday 17th December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 17th December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
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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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 17th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
17th December 0cm 19cm 20cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 8cm
15th December 32cm 2cm 24cm
14th December 14cm 54cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 4cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 6cm 15cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 26cm
Previous 7 days total 50cm 85cm 93cm
Previous 14 days total 73cm 95cm 103cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 73cm 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 75cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th December 2018
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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
73cm
[75cm]
- - - - -
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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