Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 23rd December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Sunday 23rd December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Sunday 23rd December 2018, 8:36am
0cm
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 8:28am 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 9:18am 0cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:20am 2cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 8:42am 12cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 14cm
Last 14 reports (total): 73cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 87cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 89cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Sunday 23rd December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It was a mild day yesterday. It almost felt.. spring-like, somehow. And we're likely to have a similar feeling today with temperatures rising to around +8C in town. Then the likelihood of rain later on. Sorry, I really don't enjoy having to tell you these things!

But I am happy to be able to say that things look like they are soon going to change for the better. That rain should change into snow overnight tonight so hopefully there'll be a fresh layer in the morning.

And then the forecast is looking very promising from Thursday onwards with heavy snowfall expected. Now that's what we want to hear! :)

In the meantime, while we are somewhat short of snow for the moment... all of the ski hills in Yuzawa town are now at least part open*.

The Hakkai Sanroku and Itsukamachi ski hills - both a fair bit to the north of Yuzawa in Minamiuonuma - were planning to open from today, but are waiting for more snow, so they are on stand-by.

Give us a few days of decent snowfall and things can really change very quickly.

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(* Remember, the small Ludens Yuzawa ski hill is not opening this season).

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Updated: 8:30am, Sunday 23rd December 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 90cm (official snow depth)

* The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open
* The Gondola, Coach pair, Barouche quad, Sociable quad, Phaeton pair, Victoria quad and Tilbury triple lifts are operating
* The Melody, Entertainment, Gigi and Grenoble courses in the Central Area are open; the ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’ is also open
* The Broadway, Roman Holiday and part of Swan courses in the Northern Area are open

Iwappara
- 30cm (official snow depth)

* 5 lifts and 13 courses in the central to upper area are open

Kagura
- Kagura area: 130cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 90cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 110cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from 1st January 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
- 75cm (official snow depth)

* The Tozawa base pair, Onaka, Ikenodaira and Musawa quad lifts are operating

Naeba
- 40cm (base)

* Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 35cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are operating
* All main courses apart from D are open

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 30cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Kogen is part open
* The Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway, Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lift and Nunoba Family lift are operating

Yuzawa Park
- 20cm (official snow depth)

* Yuzawa Park is part open
* The Number 7 lift is operating with the Beginners course open

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 40cm

* Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
* The Number 1 high speed lift, Number 2, Number 3 and Number 4 pair lifts are operating
* The Joyful course, Number 3 Romance course, Panorama course and Family course are open

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 60cm (official snow depth)

* Ishiuchi Maruyama is part open
* Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Chuo summit, Kanko Number 3 Express, Kanko Number 4 pair lifts are operating

Joetsu Kokusai
- 40cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is part open
* 10 lifts are operating
* 8 course are open (Front of hotel, Panorama and Atema areas)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 70cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 15cm (official snow depth)

* Maiko Snow Resort is part open
* The Gondola, Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating (need to get Gondola back down to base)
* The Maiko Center quad lift is also open in the Maiko area

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 80cm (official snow depth)

* Muikamachi Hakkaisan is mostly open
* All lifts operating

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Also currently part open:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ipponsugi
- Nakazato Snow Wood

Opening as soon as there is enough snow

- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Planning to open on Friday 28th December 2018

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Planning to open on Saturday 29th November 2018

- Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Sunday 23rd December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski hills in Yuzawa town are now at least part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 23rd December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 8cm 0cm
19th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 12cm 34cm 1cm
17th December 0cm 19cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 14cm 61cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 73cm 127cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 87cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total - 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 89cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd December 2018
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
87cm
[89cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
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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