Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 26th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mix of cloud, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
Generally very good
This report
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:02am
4cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 8:03am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 7:54am 0cm
Monday 21st December 2015, 7:58am 0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 7:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 23cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 23cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 23cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Evening update:

It has been an odd kind of day really here, with fine clear blue skies opening up during the daytime. The forecast was insisting it was going to be raining during the daytime, but at one point there was hardly a cloud in the sky. It was keeping on the mild side as well with a high of about 6 degrees around lunchtime.

This evening there's a few spots of rain but snow is apparently imminent. Looks like it might be early tomorrow morning when temperatures really take a decent drop. Up to 30cm of snow is expected higher up on the mountains and up to 15cm expected around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma town areas. That is what is forecast up until 10am tomorrow morning and it should be snowing all day tomorrow. So things are looking promising.

Let's see how things are come report time tomorrow morning.

By the way, with Kagura currently the place where there's the most area open, they were really very busy today with overflowing car parks. Expect more of that tomorrow too and until there's more choice.

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Original morning report:

It's good to see some white again. Not a huge amount - just under 5cm outside here - but there will be more on the mountains. Kagura resort are reporting 10-15cm of fresh.

Yesterday was a mostly wet day again though it turned into sleet and snow later in the dark, with this snowfall overnight.

This morning there are actually blue skies in places and the sun is out. It's just over 0 degrees right now and will be getting a little warmer during the day today but hopefully not too much. Later on precipitation is due again... might start as rain here in town but should soon be snow.

Overnight tonight and tomorrow is still the period to look to for potentially heavy snow. It's still there on the forecast.

Resorts around town are taking things day by day now. For example, NASPA Ski Garden has announced that it plans to open on Monday (28th) - all being well with the snowfall tomorrow. I would expect similar plans at other resorts.

It all depends on how much snow falls. (Obviously!)

All we can do is wait. Or enjoy the resorts that remain open.

I will update this report this evening with the latest news and forecast.

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Resorts that are now at least part open (Saturday 25th December 2015) - subject to change:

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is now open.
Both Ropeways (Mitsumata and Tashiro) are open and you can ski or snowboard from one to the other.
The only areas now closed at Kagura are the very top pair lift, one of the main Mitsumata slopes and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.

Naeba
Lower Number 4 and 5 courses are open (with the help of artificial snow) and the upper Takenokodaira course is open (100% natural snow).

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open - the Melody and part of the Entertainment courses in the main Central Area are open.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Technical course and Rakuraku A courses open with just two pair lifts operating (one to get to the open area).

Resorts on standby to open as soon as there is enough snow to open:

Chateau Shiozawa
Hakkaisanroku
Ipponsugi
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Iwappara
Kagura (Tashiro)
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Nakazato Snow Wood
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Kogen

Planning to open on Saturday 26th December:
Itsukamachi
Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Mt Granview

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:02am on Saturday 26th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations as we wait for a decent snowfall

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25th December 0cm 15cm 15cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 3cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 15cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 5cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total - 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 23cm 1303cm 833cm
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131cm
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297cm
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204cm
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191cm
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5cm
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2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
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217cm
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254cm
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238cm
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42cm
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3cm
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