Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 26th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
A few breaks every now and again but.. snowing!
wind condition
Moderate wind
Limited
This report
Friday 26th December 2014, 8:01am
35cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 7:40am 15cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 7:01am 2cm
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 8:12am 20cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 8:00am 0cm
Sunday 21st December 2014, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 9:28am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 72cm
Last 14 reports (total): 412cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 532cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 532cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 26th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Snow for most of the day yesterday along with a moderate wind, though it didn't actually end up with the amount of snow that you'd think.

It was really blowing around in the evening though, and the snow obviously set in good and proper overnight with a nice thick layer to report this morning.

The on-top-of-the-car number is 35-40cm.
Maiko Snow Resort report over 40cm.
Kagura report 50cm.
Naeba report 30-50cm.

Looking good!

Top conditions this morning wherever you go in the area, I'd say.

But...

Quite strong winds are messing with operations at Kagura early in the morning though - the Tashiro area will be closed for the day and from the Mitsumata Station it's open up to the Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift (possibly that the quad will open later depending on conditions).

Looks like the wind is affecting top areas of Naeba as well today.

A quick look round other resorts and they all seem to be planning to be open as normal.

It's snowing still this morning though a bit on and off over the last hour or so. Snow is forecast to be with us for the day today though so any breaks are probably just temporary. It should ease off by tomorrow morning though and we will probably get some sunny conditions over the weekend, especially on Sunday according to the local forecast.

There's some impressive walls of snow around town and on Route 17. The tallest I have seen are around the traffic lights near the base areas of Ishiuchi Maruyama.

Tomorrow sees the opening of the remaining two ski hills in the area.... Ishiuchi Hanaoka and the famous Mt Granview!

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
250cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
240cm
Iwappara:
190cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
170cm
Kagura:
250cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
200cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
240cm
Naeba:
170cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
190cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
210cm (Kogen)
160cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
150cm

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town and Minamiuonuma City (by date):

All resorts not noted here are now at least part open.

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays from 10th January until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available at the moment). Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta'. Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a seperate lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 26th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts now open. All from Saturday.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 26th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
26th December 35cm 0cm 20cm
25th December 15cm 15cm 10cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 20cm
23rd December 20cm 3cm 2cm
22nd December 0cm 15cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 5cm 10cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 72cm 38cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 412cm 89cm 102cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 532cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 532cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th December 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
532cm
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
-
[532cm]
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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