Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:31am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Almost clear blue skies
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 20th December 2017, 7:31am
8cm
Tuesday 19th December 2017, 7:38am 0cm
Monday 18th December 2017, 8:46am 34cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 117cm
Last 14 reports (total): 134cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 137cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 151cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:31am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Clouds did indeed move over Yuzawa yesterday with light snow starting to fall in town by the afternoon. It was a bit wet at first but improved into the evening and there's 8cm to add to the report this morning.

Kagura are reporting 10-20cm of fresh snowfall since yesterday; Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 15cm.

Nice to see that fresh snow, though it does look likely we are going to need to make do with what we have for the next few days - until Monday actually, when Santa is due to bring fresh snowfall to the region according to the forecast.

This morning there is more blue sky and sunshine to start the day off. A cold start to the day but it should be fairly mild by mid-afternoon.

Ishiuchi Maruyama plans to be part open from tomorrow. They are planning on having 10 lifts operating and 13 courses open.

And then NASPA Ski Garden and Iwappara will be opening from Friday.

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Todays webcam images are GALA Yuzawa and (not open yet) NASPA Ski Garden and Ishiuchi Maruyama.

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Currently open in Yuzawa (official snow depths where available):
Wednesday 20th December 2017


GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa opens for the season from this morning.
6 lifts are operating and 9 courses (Central and Northern Areas) are open. The sledding area is also open.
- 140cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.
- 120cm

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: 120cm
- Base: 60cm

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
- 110cm
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 - 13 courses in total.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is - even the town-level Nunoba Family lift apparently is moving.
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 50cm

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:

Thursday 21st December 2017
Ishiuchi Maruyama

Friday 22nd December 2017
Iwappara
NASPA Ski Garden

Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ipponsugi
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

Archive report: Posted at 7:31am on Wednesday 20th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for resort specific details

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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 20th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
20th December 8cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 4cm
18th December 34cm 1cm 15cm
17th December 19cm 20cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
15th December 2cm 24cm 0cm
14th December 54cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 117cm 53cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 134cm 104cm 19cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 137cm 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 151cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th 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]
137cm
[151cm]
- - - - -
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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