Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 19th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Friday 19th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy overcast - bit of sun in Naeba area
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing!
wind condition
Light northerly
Decent
This report
Friday 19th December 2014, 8:13am
50cm
Thursday 18th December 2014, 8:10am 85cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 7:45am 20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 340cm
Last 14 reports (total): 460cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 460cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 460cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Friday 19th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa and for once it's not snowing. Locals breath a sigh of relief as they continue to dig themselves out of their houses and find their cars under all of the snow. I didn't move the snow from my car yesterday and I think I can just about make it out under a huge blob of marshmallow outside my house.

Yesterday while it snowed for most of the day once again it wasn't quite as full on as it was the previous day. Still, another 40-50cm or so I would say.

Kagura report 80cm since yesterday.

For the moment it is mostly cloudy and overcast over the town area but quite bright. I can see that down in the Naeba area there's some blue sky and the sun seems to be shining down on the lower slopes of the resort. And there's just now some blue sky visible from here in town as well. Perhaps it will clear up today here too?

More resorts opening for the first time this morning. Or should I say 'pre-open' with some, which kind of seems to mean 'open a bit'. Or maybe even 'part open'. Sounds like an event though! Though I do see that at Kandatsu Kogen this morning... it's free! Yes, a full day of free skiing on offer over there which can't be bad. It's good to see Kandatsu Kogen back after a year with the lifts taking a rest. I think it was a bit of a shock for Kandatsu not to be open. But anyway, back to normal now.

And more resorts opening tomorrow as well as can be seen in the list below. In fact, come tomorrow there'll only be a few places left to get open for the season (one of those being the famous Mt Granview).

Just looking round for information and as expected from tomorrow more lifts and courses will be open. Maiko Snow Resort, for example, will have all of the top Okusoeji area open and also the Nagamine area with part of the Maiko area... basically most of the resort.

I can't see much reason why resorts that are open at at least close to fully open from tomorrow and it would surprise me if places continued to hold back. There's enough snow!

Tomorrow it will warm up slightly - highs as high as 8 degrees in town? Rain in the evening? Nooooo! If we get that rain lets hope it quickly turns into snow - which is what is forecast to happen. Wouldn't want to spoil all of this lovely fluffy light snow that we have.

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Resorts currently open:
* Apologies - at the time of writing this report it is proving difficult to confirm full details for the resorts that are opening for the first time this morning

Kagura - 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
Ishiuchi Maruyama - lots open
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
N/A
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
250cm
Iwappara:
205cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm
Kagura:
230cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
200cm
Naeba:
140cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
190cm (opens tomorrow)
Yuzawa Kogen:
N/A
Yuzawa Nakazato:
N/A

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

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 8:13am on Friday 19th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More resorts opening up this morning. And more still tomorrow. We should be pretty much 'open' by this time tomorrow.

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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 19th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
19th December 50cm 0cm 20cm
18th December 85cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 20cm 5cm 0cm
16th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
15th December 100cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 60cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 15cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 340cm 51cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 460cm 71cm 110cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 460cm 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 460cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 19th December 2014
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
460cm
[460cm]
-
[460cm]
-
[460cm]
-
[460cm]
-
[460cm]
-
[460cm]
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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