Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th December 2005

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 20th December 2005
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Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 20th December 2005
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The snow seems to be easing off a bit this morning. It was snowing earlier on (with about another 15cm of new snowfall overnight) but at the moment it is not snowing and the clouds actually seem to be clearing up a bit and it is definitely brighter than it has been. You can actually see more than 100 metres as well today! The forecast is snow, though, so it may well start up again any time.

The winds have also died down a lot since yesterday which means that all of Kagura is once more able to open up today (both Mitsumata and Tashiro). Iwappara are also doing their best to open up more slopes - the top quad will be operating today for the first time this season.

Considering that we have so much snow it might seem strange that the resorts aren't fully open yet. So why is that? Well it's a combination of a few things. One thing is that so much snow fell in such a short time - with nearly two metres over a few days, resorts have been struggling to get slopes ready. Iwappara have wanted to open up more before now but only today are they able to get the top quad lift going. Other resorts are not able to open earlier than planned because they don't have much flexibility with staffing etc. Then there is probably the fact that some resorts will not open up fully now because they don't think enough people will turn up to justify it.

Expect everything to be open soon though....

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Update:

It has been cloudy for most of the day so far with light snow falling every now and again and snow higher up. It's relatively mild as well compared to recent days. The forecast has more snow lined up over the next week, so it looks like we can expect even more.

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Tuesday 20th December 2005
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All of Kagura is open. Naeba, GALA Yuzawa, Iwappara, Kandatsu and Yuzawa Kogen all part open.

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