Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 22nd December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:48am on Friday 22nd December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine and sunny. Lovely.
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 22nd December 2017, 7:48am
0cm
Thursday 21st December 2017, 7:47am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 61cm
Last 14 reports (total): 133cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 137cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 151cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Friday 22nd December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

A fine day yesterday with temperatures rising to around 6C at town level in the afternoon. Today is going to be similarly mild - if not a little warmer still - and we are starting the day with mostly clear and blue skies; just a bit of cloud around. It's forecast to be sunny through the day... and tomorrow too.

So it should be a good day weather wise for the first day of the season for the Iwappara and NASPA Ski Garden resorts. They both start their seasons today and NASPA is off to a flying start with all of their courses and lifts open.

Definitely really good days to be out on the mountain.

Snow cover on the slopes is very good - even lower down - but it's not particularly deep yet and with the fine and mild daytime conditions we are experiencing at the moment, we could definitely be doing with more to really kick things into high gear.

It is still looking likely that the next snowfall will be with us from Monday. It may well start off with some rain at lower elevations, but turning into snow and carrying on into the week.

Come on Santa!

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Updated: Friday 22nd December 2017

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is open with 6 lifts operating and 9 courses (Central and Northern Areas) open.
The sledding area is also open.
- 130cm

Iwappara
- Iwappara is open from this morning. The central and top area are open today with more scheduled to be available tomorrow.
- 70cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
The Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba plans to open from Saturday 23rd December.
The top Kagura Number 5 lift should be open from 1st January.
- Kagura area: 180cm
- Mitsumata area: 120cm
- Tashiro area: 140cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.
- 105cm

Naeba
A large part of Naeba is now open.
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Kagura plans to open from Saturday 23rd December.
- Base: 70cm

NASPA Ski Garden
- NASPA Ski Garden is open from this morning with all courses and lifts up and running.
- 105cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open including the town-level Nunoba Family lift.
- Top: 110cm
- Base: 50cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 7 and Number 1 lifts operating.
- 40cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with the Number 1 high speed lift and Number 2 and 3 lifts operating.
Courses open are the Panorama course, Joyful course and Number 3 romance course.
- 50cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open.
- 90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is part open.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open - 13 courses in total.
- 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is part open. From tomorrow all three of the main areas of Maiko will be (at least part) open.
Nighta operations are scheduled to begin from 28th December.
- Top: 120cm
- Base: 40cm

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Not yet open:

Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ipponsugi
Muikamachi Hakkaisan

Archive report: Posted at 7:48am on Friday 22nd December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More opening today and tomorrow as we wait for more snow to really kick things off

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  2017/2018
*as of Friday 22nd December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 61cm 29cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 133cm 102cm 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
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd 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]
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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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