Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th December 2009

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 18th December 2009
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Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 18th December 2009
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Last night the last time I looked out the window around midnight it wasn't snowing, but it is snowing at last in Yuzawa now. There hasn't been a huge amount at all, more like a few cm of fresh snow at town level but it is coming down and lets hope this is the beginning of that cold snowy front we have been promised. It's still looking good for the period from now until Monday.

Kagura this morning is reporting 5cm of fresh new snow helped along with those snow machines - surely they won't be needed much longer?

The forecast says 40-80cm between now and 9am tomorrow morning. That would be good.

I'll update this report later on this evening with the latest on the weather and hopefully more resort news for the weekend.

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PM update:

At last, some good snowfall in Yuzawa - it has arrived! The snow is sticking well at the moment and it's a cold afternoon. Brrrrr.

I'd say there was 20cm or so fall from the skies today and it looks set to be with us for a good while longer. The forecast for the Yuzawa are has us receiving an average of 30cm of snow (maximum 60cm) between now and 9am tomorrow morning.

So how about resort operations?

As you might expect, theres a lot of scrambling going on right now with resorts deciding what to do and if they can open. Remember there was only very little snow around even as of yesterday and so expecting all the resorts to suddenly open tomorrow is probably too much to expect.

Naeba and Kagura are already open so they will basically just open up as much as they can tomorrow for the weekend. It seems that from around lunchtime today Kagura opened the Mitsumata area of the resort, and of course Tashiro will be open as well tomorrow. So with more snow falling overnight tonight, I would expect most of that resort area to be open tomorrow - with some great conditions too! We can't confirm at the moment exactly what Naeba has planned for tomorrow but expect them to open as much as they can as well.

Down in the town, Gala Yuzawa have announced that the main course will be open tomorrow - courses open will be Entertainment, Melody and Eidelweiss (lower part)

Yuzawa Kogen are planning to open tomorrow but will make the announcement in the morning.

Kandatsu Kogen will be part open from tomorrow, as will Yuzawa Park.

Iwappara are going to decide whether they can open or not early tomorrow morning.

NASPA Ski Garden has announced that it will not be opening tomorrow, with an earliest opening possible on Sunday - but not confirmed. Yuzawa Nakazato are also unsure about opening tomorrow but with the snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow they will likely be able to be open fairly soon.

In Minamiuonuma just to the north of Yuzawa, Ishiuchi Maruyama, Joetsu Kokusai and Centleisure Maiko will be all opening up part of their resorts tomorrow.

Have a great weekend - and come prepared for cold and snow!

Archive report: Posted at 8:51am on Friday 18th December 2009
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See main report for latest. Resorts currently part open - Kagura, Naeba, Gala Yuzawa.

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