Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Yesterday was fine and sunny right through until the lifts stopped, just some cloud hanging around giving an overcast kind of hue to things. A mild day as well, followed by some strong and noisy winds overnight. The wind seems to have calmed down somewhat but still some gusts from time to time here at town level and some disruption to lifts up at Kagura (see later).

Unfortunately, it is raining this morning as well - as per forecast really. Not heavy rain at the moment just a light drizzly kind of rain. It was really quite warm overnight as well and did not dip below +4 degrees which is very unusual considering that usually we are getting really cold overnight well into the minuses. It's even into positive numbers up at Kagura this morning.

Right now it is +5 degrees and a high of around 7 or 8 degrees is on the local forecast for Yuzawa. It feels almost spring-like at the moment. This is not totally unusual for late February of course, and last year the winter conditions did return in early March, so hopefully a similar pattern might happen this year. There's still not really much chance of snow over the next few days and at least into next week.

The wind is affecting lifts at Kagura - which is open from the Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura No1 quad lift. It looks like the Dragondola is not going to be moving today as well. Higher lifts at Naeba are also affected by the wind today and so limited operations there too.

Gala Yuzawa also seems to be closed today due to the winds.

Official resort snow depths @ Thursday 23rd February 12, AM:
Mt Naeba:
300cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kagura - Tashiro:
350cm
GALA Yuzawa:
400cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
335cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
305cm
Iwappara:
250cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
350cm
Yuzawa Park:
255cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
240cm
Ludens Yuzawa:
280cm
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Ishiuchi Maruyama:
330cm
Centleisure Maiko:
380cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
270cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts now open for the season - some affected by winds today

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