Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Monday 23rd April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Monday 23rd April 2012
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Yesterday ended up with dramatic weather conditions - heavy rain and strong winds. Warm too with the temperature remaining over 10C overnight. It's about 13C now and there's still a strong wind out there, but luckily it is not raining right at this moment. There's lots of cloud still in the sky but some blue sky visible as well in places.

We're back to Monday, and so the resorts that are scheduled to open from now until Friday are just Kagura and Gala Yuzawa with both Naeba and Kandatsu planning to open once again for the Golden Week holidays (28th April until 6th May).

Actually I say open, but due to the winds both the Tashiro area of Kagura and Gala Yuzawa are actually closed for the day today again due to the strong winds. What is open today is just the Mitsumata area of Kagura - and they are saying that if the winds calm down then they might open up the Gondola and parts of Kagura. Actually the forecast is for less wind from now and so there's a real chance that might happen.

We might be on the receiving end of a bit more rain late today, but tomorrow and Wednesday are still set to be clearer and warmer still.


There has been a real noticeable melt of snow over the weekend - suddenly some rice fields are visible. It always somehow ends up being surprising how quickly it melts away once things start to warm up. The heavy rain of yesterday certainly washed away lots of snow from town areas.


Official resort snow depths @ Monday 23rd April 12, AM:
Kagura - Mitsumata:
Kagura - Tashiro:
GALA Yuzawa:


Open from 28th April until 6th May:
Kandatsu Kogen

Open daily until 6th May:
GALA Yuzawa [Central Area, North Area, Downhill course]
Kagura (Tashiro)

Open daily until 27th May:
Kagura (Mitsumata)

All other ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Monday 23rd April 2012
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A few resorts remain open - see report.

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